Tycely Williams, CFRE
Tycely Williams, a Certified Fundraising Executive, has inspired individuals and institutions in her more than 24-year career to invest over $130 million dollars in charitable causes. As Chief Development Officer for The Bipartisan Policy Center, she crafts strategy to fuel the best ideas from both political parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.
Tycely most recently served as Chief Development Officer for America’s Promise Alliance, the largest alliance of youth-serving organizations in the U.S. She’s also advanced philanthropy as vice president of development of YWCA USA, as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, an association director of major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a director of development for two health and human services organizations, the artistic director of two community-based dance studios, and the executive director for a nonprofit organization founded by a Fortune 500 company.
A cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in Journalism. Tycely possesses an Executive Master’s in Leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Tycely leads the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee. She is a past president of the AFP Washington DC Metro Chapter, and the inaugural chair of AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative. A joyful divorcée, Tycely enjoys traveling, crashing charitable fundraising galas, taste-testing fried green tomatoes and conversing with values-driven leaders in preparation for her first book.
In her spare time, she chairs the governing boards of Monument Academy Public Charter School, the Nonprofit Alliance Foundation, and Rising Media Stars; and teaches Fundraising and Leadership at The Pennsylvania State University.