Tycely Williams, CFRE
Tycely Williams, a Certified Fundraising Executive, has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $100 million dollars in charitable causes. As Chief Development Officer for America’s Promise Alliance, she leads contributed and earned income strategies for the largest alliance of youth-serving organizations in the United States. Over the past 23 years, Tycely 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.
In her spare time, she chairs the Board of Trustees for Monument Academy Public Charter School and volunteers with numerous youth-serving organizations. Tycely is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Metro Chapter, and the immediate past chair of the Women’s Impact Initiative of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 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.