Message from the CEO

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Kathleen Spears - YWCA CEO

Dear Community of Supporters and Advocates:

Thank you. Thank you for helping women and young girls become the strongest and most self-sufficient human beings they can be. Thank you for taking a stand against racism and ensuring that everyone experiences dignity, freedom, and justice. Most of all, thank you for being a voice of those often unheard. Your support – be it membership at the YWCA, financial contributions, or volunteerism –  means that together…we truly can eliminate racism and empower women. We are the YWCA of Palm Beach County because of you!

I am thrilled to be part of the Palm Beach County community and doubly thrilled to be part of the YWCA movement. YWCA tailors our programs to meet the unique needs of our communities, as aligned with three key platforms: racial justice & civil rights, empowerment & economic advancement of women and girls, and health & safety of women and girls. Our network of programs is strong and comprehensive. From helping women and children get back on their feet after fleeing domestic violence, to helping working moms build a better life for their children with our childhood education programs, to educating and motivating the community to engage in social justice, we address very critical needs in our community. We strive to make Palm Beach County a safe place for all to enjoy a beautiful quality of life. And we simply could not do what we do without YOU! So I say again – thank you!

I look forward to meeting all of our friends and supporters and making many new friends and supporters to continue to advance our mission. My door and my ears are always open! So please stop by or give me a call (561) 640-0050 ext. 137. I’d love to hear from you!

With gratitude,

Kathleen N. Spears, PhD
Chief Executive Officer