Nonprofit Spotlight: YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Last updated on March 16th, 2020 at 11:58 am

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 374-1800   |
Facebook:  |  Twitter: @YWCASEW

Year founded: Incorporated in 1893

Mission statement: YWCA Southeast Wisconsin (SEW) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: YWCA SEW brings its mission to life through individual empowerment services to support economic self-sufficiency (adult education, job readiness, and personal financial management coaching) while also focusing on racially just community-building through workshops, thought leadership and business consulting.

Other focuses of your organization: YWCA SEW is part of a national network that advocates for positive change on issues that impact women and families such as health & safety, civic engagement, and fair pay. Much of its work is done in collaboration, assuring wise stewardship of community resources.

Number of employees at this location: 28 in Milwaukee; five in Racine

Key donors: 1,000+ individual donors, Allstate, Baird, BMO Harris Bank, Brewers Community Foundation, Forrest County Potawatomi Foundation, GE Healthcare, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Green Bay Packers Foundation, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Northwestern Mutual, Quarles & Brady, Rockwell Automation

Executive leadership: Ginny Finn, president & CEO (Interim)

Board of directors: Kimberley Noon, Cielo Healthcare, chair

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes.

What roles are you looking to fill? Ambassadors for building a more economically vibrant region. Skills especially sought: finance, public/press relations, IT project management, great networkers of all kinds. We have and are committed to a multigenerational board representing our region’s diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit:

  • Raise our profile – we can only help people if they know of our services.
  • Use our distinct consulting services to support your inclusion and equity goals.
  • Sign up for our renowned class: Unlearning Racism – Tools for Action.
  • Check out our volunteer opportunities (Milwaukee office is only 6 blocks from Fiserv Forum).

Key fundraising events:

  • 25th Anniversary Circle of Women, April 23, Discovery World, 5-8:30 p.m.; an event truly unlike any other.
  • An Evening to Promote Racial Justice, December TBD 2020, program celebration with thought-provoking, prominent speakers.
  • Boutique Bash, November TBD 2020, Dress for Success boutique with special sales.

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