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Organization DBA YWCA Boston
YW Boston
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

YW Boston aims to end racial disparities, end gender disparities, and promote social cohesion. 

Mission Statement

YW Boston aims to end racial disparities, end gender disparities, and promote social cohesion. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $2,383,989.00
Projected Expense $2,712,931.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Community Dialogues and Youth/Police Dialogues
  • Girls' Health
  • LeadBoston
  • Women's Health
  • Youth Leadership Initiative (InIt)

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Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Mission Statement

YW Boston aims to end racial disparities, end gender disparities, and promote social cohesion. 

Background Statement

Since 2011, YW Boston has focused on bridging the significant social divisions within Boston. We are working to incrementally and measurably reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in
Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety inequities are most significant. Working across racial, gender, economic and religious divides, we strive to:
• Identify and measure disparities and/or social cohesion gaps in public health, education and safety in Boston neighborhoods.
• Work with beneficiaries, direct service providers, leaders and organizations to: 
-Change individual thinking, behaviors and actions;
-Increase access to and use of health services, public education and police services;
-Improve institutional activities, practices and policies that perpetuate disparities that negatively affect Boston’s most vulnerable populations; and
-Develop partnerships with key individuals and at crucial leverage points to affect institutional and systemic change.
For nearly 150 years, YW Boston has focused on working with direct service beneficiaries. Recently we have added work with service providers and community leaders as well, in order to effect systemic change. Our Vision of Success includes: 
•More leaders are challenging their organizations’ practices and policies to reduce disparities based on class, race, and gender.
•More adults and teens are working together to make positive social changes in their communities.
•More youth are on track academically and developing a positive self-concept and identity.
Since 1866 YW Boston has had a strong history of developing new approaches to solving social issues and addressing the needs of the community’s marginalized populations including women, people of color and the poor.
Today, YW Boston is the only organization in the city systemically working for social, racial and gender equity. Where health, educational and safety disparities are most significant, YW Boston is working to improve social
cohesion and link residents to resources and each other. Our programs are offered primarily in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, the South End, and Jamaica Plain. YW Boston brings together those who receive services, service providers, and leaders to unravel stereotypes and increase and communication between individuals. 

Impact Statement

YWCA Boston works for social, racial, and gender equity. We strive to: increase access to better health, make neighborhoods safer for everyone, and close the educational achievement gap. We bridge divides, bringing together women and men, adults and youth, communities and companies, to make a better Boston.
Goals for 2014 are to:
  • Facilitate 12 Community Dialogues with 200 participants, where 75% will occur in schools, health facilities, and other organizations.
  • Serve 3,000 women in Women's Health programs including the exploration of ways to enter chronic health and preventative care arenas and focus on strategy that have direct contact with women and girls.
  • Coordinate 12 Youth/Police Dialogues with 180 youth, 60 officers, and 10 adults through conducting at least two expanded dialogues to surrounding neighborhoods and at least two dialogues in a school where at least one YW program already exists. In addition, at the request of the Boston Police Department, we will pilot a curriculum aimed at 10-13 year olds.
  • Educate 125 girls in ten Girl's Health series, where half will take place in schools including a nutrition curriculum launch.
  • Serve 50 youth participants in Youth Leadership Initiative (InIt).

 In 2013 YW Boston:
  • Served more than 10,650 Boston residents through six health, safety, education, and civic engagement programs: Women's Health, Girls' Health, Community Dialogues, Youth/Police Dialogues, LeadBoston, InIt, and Stand Against Racism.
  • Added twelve new partners for girls' health and eight new partners for women's health.
  • Held first Community Dialogue in a health setting at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Developed a new curriculum model to engage adults in building trust with police based on feedback from youth participants in Youth/Police Dialogues.
  • Held the largest Stand Against Racism program in the country.

Needs Statement

The mission of YW Boston is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Each local YWCA is autonomous, and interprets the mission as appropriate to its own location circumstances. In 2011, with the help of The Boston Foundation and the Bridgespan Group, YW Boston explored how the national mission would best be applied to Boston. We found a city of paradox with a growing divide among economic classes and races. For example:
• Despite increasing diversity, underlying racial and gender stereotypes and segregation still permeate many of Boston’s institutions and public services.
• Numerous studies show that unconscious and conscious personal biases held by predominantly white and middle- and upper-class service providers and organizational leaders perpetuate systemic and institutional inequities for people of color, low-income women and other marginalized populations. (Boston Public Health Commission, 2005; Achievement Gap Presentation of Boston Public Schools, 2010; MA Department of Corrections, 2009).
YW Boston is committed to improving individual awareness and education, facilitating social cohesion, and mobilizing stronger social, civic and professional networks to change institutional activities, practices, and policies.

CEO Statement

YWBoston has 150 years of experience serving the needs of Boston's most marginalized populations. Our longevity is due to ongoing adaptations to meet the changing needs of Boston’s residents, and our experience brings us to these truths:
  • Direct service alone is not enough to create deep and lasting social change.
  • Serious racial, gender, and social disparities still exist and profoundly affect the quality of life of all Bostonians.
Boston is a city of great paradox. We have some of the finest hospitals and medical research facilities in the country, yet research shows we have some of the poorest public health outcomes. We are home to world-class educational institutions, but also to a widening education achievement gap. We are a city with ever increasing racial diversity, yet one of the nation’s most racially segregated urban areas.
For these reasons, YW Boston is working to improve racial equity, gender equity, and social cohesion throughout Boston. We are targeting areas with the greatest needs, and in which we are already positioned to make major impact: health, education, and public safety.
We work with individuals to improve beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. And we work with service providers and institutions including the Boston Public Schools, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Boston Police Department, and the Boston City Council to change policies that perpetuate disparities.
YWCA Boston is pioneering this model of systemic work, and we are contributing to national research into successful program models and evaluation for creating measurable, positive social change.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (please select all areas as well)
City of Boston- Allston/ Brighton
City of Boston- Back Bay
City of Boston- Beacon Hill/ West End
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- Chinatown/ Leather District
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- Downtown
City of Boston- East Boston
City of Boston- Fenway/ Kenmore
City of Boston- Hyde Park
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Mission Hill
City of Boston- North End
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
City of Boston- South End/Bay Village
City of Boston- Harbor Islands
City of Boston- West Roxbury
Our staff travel all around the city – and throughout the Greater Boston area – to deliver our programs in community settings where they are needed most. By building up knowledge, skills, and relationships within communities, we ensure that systemic change will continue long after our program session ends. We have cultivated deep and long-lasting relationships in the neighborhoods we serve, which allows us to reach those most in need of our services. We are actively expanding our service area to meet the need in neighboring communities.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Health Care - Community Health Systems

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development


Community Dialogues and Youth/Police Dialogues

These two programs directly combat racism in Boston.  Both are facilitated multi-session dialogue series where participants challenge their preconceptions and dismantle stereotypes, while building respect and trust in each other. 
Community Dialogues promote racial equity and social cohesion through a series of facilitated dialogues on race and discrimination. Dialogues take place in Boston Public Schools, bringing together teachers and parents.
Youth/Police Dialogues (YPD) bring together groups of youth aged between 14 and 18, and police officers in Boston to participate in dialogues designed to increase trust and cooperation in neighborhoods most affected by violence and crime. At each session, 15-20 youth and 7-8 police take part. We support emerging youth leaders and improve relationships between youth and police, by helping participants break down stereotypes and communication barriers, and build mutual respect and understanding. Youth build positive self-concept, communication skills, and new behaviors, and have opportunities for civic engagement and conflict resolution. In 2014, we will reach 180 youth in 12 schools and community centers.
Budget  399,784
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Ethnic Groups' Rights & Racial Equality
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2014, the Community Dialogues program will
  • Host 12 dialogues with at least 200 participants.
  • Occur in schools, health facilities, and other organizations 75% of the time.
  • Implement a fee schedule for all dialogues excluding neighborhood series.

In 2013 Youth/Police Dialogues will:

  • Host 12 Dialogue series.
  • Engage 160 at-risk youth, 10 adults, and 60 law enforcement personnel.
  • Develop and pilot a curriculum for 10-13 year olds.
  • Conduct two dialogues in a school where at least one YW program already exists.
Program Long-Term Success 
The ultimate goal of the Community Dialogues and Youth/Police Dialogues program is to promote racial equity and social cohesion in Boston communities and institutions.  
The primary goals of Youth/Police Dialogues are to strengthen relationships between underserved youth and police officers, build youth leadership skills, and improve community safety in areas where crime rates are the highest and trust in police is the lowest.
Program Success Monitored By 
Data collection and analysis is critical to the success of all our programs. We use Efforts to Outcomes™, the industry standard program-data management system, to track the progress of individual participants over time and more accurately measure our outcomes against our goals. For both Dialogues programs, we require all participants to fill out a pre-Dialogue and post-Dialogue assessment survey. By comparing the two, we measure the change in knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviors that result from the Dialogue experience.
Examples of Program Success 
Last year, Community Dialogues served 126 people where a first time ever dialogue was held in a health setting at Massachusetts General Hospital. We also trained twelve new facilitators and worked with three different Boston Public Schools.
Last year, Youth/Police Dialogues served 182 at-risk youth and of these participants 53% of youth are more likely to report a crime.

Girls' Health

Girls’ Health & Wellness provides gender-specific health literacy education to under-served girls and young women ages 10-23. Education is offered in workshops and held where girls gather, for example at schools, youth
clubs, and after-school programs.
Budget  142,499
Category  Health Care, General/Other Patient Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
 In 2014, we will:

-   Educate 125 girls, providing 10 workshop series with at least half of the series based in schools.

-   Launch a nutrition curriculum.

-   Explore the possibility of conducting fee based sexual health education in schools.
Program Long-Term Success 
The program's ultimate goal is to decrease health disparities for underserved girls.  We provide comprehensive health and wellness information while encouraging and empowering girls to take control of their own health, speak up for themselves and their peers, and develop healthy behaviors that will continue to serve them as they grow to adulthood.
Program Success Monitored By 
Recognizing the importance of measuring the impact of our programs, YW Boston tracks individual participants over time to determine the changes in knowledge, attitude, and behavior attributable to our programs. We also compile aggregate demographic information.  To measure outcomes for our Girls' Health  program, we collect pre- and post-workshops assessments from every participant.  Comparing the two allows us to measure increases in health knowledge and self-reported improvements in healthy behaviors.
Examples of Program Success 
In 2013, 263 girls were educated in our health programs, a 163% percent increase from 2012. Additionally, a fitness and nutrition curriculum for girls was created to promote obesity and healthy body image. 


LeadBoston is an executive education program focused on the inner workings of Boston, trends and issues that impact the city’s social and economic vitality, and socially responsible leadership. Organizations that sponsor participants have found that their delegates are more effective in solving challenging problems, making business decisions, managing conflict, and leading an increasingly diverse workforce.
Budget  246,574
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2014, LeadBoston will serve 40 professionals from the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors.  We will increase male participation from 35% to 45% and increase corporate participation from 32% to 50%.
Program Long-Term Success 
LeadBoston alumni will form and maintain a strong cross-sector network for affecting positive social change in Boston.  They will use their training in diversity and social justice, as well as their professional acumen and influence, to engage in socially responsible leadership.  Individually and collectively they will advocate for and attain greater diversity in the workplace and improved health, education, and safety outcomes for Boston's residents. 
Program Success Monitored By 
YWBoston understands the importance of measuring program outcomes in order to maximize results.  The primary tracking tool for LeadBoston is a self-evaluation that participants complete at the beginning of the program and again at the end; comparing the two sets of responses allows us to measure change over time.  We also administer surveys at the conclusion of each program day and make modifications based on that feedback.
Examples of Program Success 
 In the LeadBoston class of 2013, 34 professionals participated in the entire programs.  The average years of work experience in the class increased from 15 years to 19 years and tuition collection increased by 67%. 

Women's Health

Women’s Health & Wellness provides health care access, health literacy education, and referral and reminder services to underserved women, with services provided in Spanish and Haitian Creole, as well as English. Small group workshops are held at churches, community centers, health centers, and housing associations. Additionally, one-on-one education is offered to women attending mammogram screening on the Mobile Mammography Van, operated by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which visits community health centers where on-site screening is not available. Finally, reminder services are offered by telephone and text message.
Budget  266,193
Category  Health Care, General/Other Patient Education
Population Served Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2014, YWCA Boston will achieve the following objectives:

·        Educate 3,000 women in group workshop settings and one-on-one sessions, through media outreach, and with telephone contact. Workshop participants will demonstrate increased knowledge and positive intended behaviors through their assessment survey results.

·        Explore ways to enter chronic health/preventative care arenas.

·        Staff will focus 80% of time on strategies that have direct contact with women (workshops, one on one educations, phone-a-thons).
Program Long-Term Success 
The ultimate goal of the program is to significantly reduce health disparities for women in traditionally underserved populations in Boston including: people of color, people who are economically disadvantaged, and immigrants.  We have a particular focus on decreasing breast cancer mortality rates through prevention and early intervention.
Program Success Monitored By  YWCA Boston uses a sophisticated database system called Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) to track all its program activities and outcomes. ETO™ allows us to track individual participants over time, and to compile aggregate demographic information. Our staff members enter new data into the system at the conclusion of every program activity. Staff members also collect and record information about the women present at each workshop, and those who enroll in the text reminder service. Following a workshop, each participant completes an evaluation form; that feedback allows us to assess our educational effectiveness and guide future programming and materials.
Examples of Program Success 
In 2013 we provided comprehensive health education to 4,513 women.    

Youth Leadership Initiative (InIt)

The Youth Leadership Initiative (InIt) is designed to develop young leaders who have a strong understanding of social justice and leadership skills, and support them as they implement projects that further race and gender equity and build community. InIt is a ten-month program for youth, which focuses on leadership development, 21st century workplace skills attainment, community building, and civic engagement. In 2014, we will reach 50 youth aged between 14 and 18.
Budget  255,211
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
In the 2013-2014 class year, InIt will serve 50 Boston area youth.  We will increase participation of white males from 7%-16% and adjust the curriculum to accommodate freshmen and sophomores. Additionally, the quality of Community Action Projects with improve.
Program Long-Term Success 
The ultimate goal of the InIt program is to encourage and support young people in becoming socially-responsible leaders for a lifetime.  InIt participants create positive social change in their schools and neighborhoods through their personal leadership commitments, as well as their team efforts.  As a result of the work undertaken by InIt youth to improve their communities, the program has exponential impact.
Program Success Monitored By  YWCA Boston is committed to tracking short and long-term outcomes to ensure the program remains relevant and effective, and can show longitudinal results. On an ongoing basis, we incorporate feedback from InIt alums, and administer frequent participant evaluations, including pre- and post- program Immersion Week and program day surveys. Youth are asked to complete an additional leadership capacity self-evaluation after they graduate. 
Examples of Program Success 
The InIt class of 2013 reported significant increases in a number of leadership capacity measures. 37 InIt delegates reached over 200 other students in their schools and communities through Community Action Projects and the delegation from Milton High school advocated for a gender neutral bathroom on behalf of their friend who, because of gender identity, was not comfortable using either male or female bathroom.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sylvia Ferrell-Jones
CEO Term Start Jan 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Sylvia Ferrell-Jones joined YW Boston in late January 2007, after 25 years in the fields of real-estate investment management and non-profit governance and executive leadership. At YW Boston, she has shepherded a dramatic shift in the organization’s focus, leading towards greater financial stability and enhanced programmatic outcomes.

For twenty years, Sylvia focused on management of real-estate based assets, serving as a director at AEW Capital Management, headquartered in Boston, and as a principal investment officer with the state of Connecticut Trust Funds, with portfolios ranging up to $2 billion.

Subsequently, Sylvia served as Director of Agency Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, where she provided governance, management and fundraising consultations to a $26 million not-for-profit affiliate portfolio.

Sylvia earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her juris doctor from Yale Law School. She has held leadership roles with numerous community and professional organizations, including local, regional and national real estate organizations; the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ; Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay; LeadBoston; and The Partnership.

Sylvia currently serves on the board of directors for United Church Funds; Andover Newton Theological School; and the Wellesley Centers for Women, and sits on an advisory board for Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network, and the corporate advisory board for Women of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting).

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Beth Chandler Chief Programs Officer Beth Chandler, our VP for Programs, joined YW Boston in November of 2012. Chandler was most recently vice president at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap. Chandler holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in Economics and a BA from Harvard-Radcliffe College.  
Mr. Jack Tynan Vice President & Chief Finance Officer
Jack Tynan brings more than 35 years of professional experience in public accounting and financial management for several leading for-profit organizations, and volunteer service as a board member for numerous nonprofits. Jack oversees all financial operations of YWCA Boston, and affiliate Clarendon Residences, LLC.
Jack joined YW Boston from the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Accidents where he served as Deputy Commissioner and led a turnaround of that quasi-governmental organization’s financial operations. Previously, Jack held senior finance positions for several large retail and service organizations including Dennison, Child's World, the Store 24 Companies and Chadwick's of Boston. In those positions he oversaw all finance and treasury operations and was instrumental in the sales and acquisition of real estate, financing and IPOs. Tynan has served on the boards of the United Cerebral Palsy Association, Foxboro Youth Basketball and the Foxboro School Committee. A certified public accountant, Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston College where he now serves as an adjunct professor, and an MBA from Suffolk University.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Pinnacle Award, Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2014
Rosoff Awards, Winner, Non-Profit Diversity Initiative The Ad Club 2013
All-Inclusive Award, Change Agent Organization Color Magazine 2011
Leaders in Diversity Award, Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Boston Business Journal 2011
Rosoff Awards, Nominee, External Diversity Initiative The Ad Club 2011


Affiliation Year
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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We partner with over 100 businesses in the Boston area, including:

360 Public Relations LLC, Artemis Financial Advisors, Biogen Idec, DigitasDimagi, Inc, Eastern Bank, EBS Capstone, Edvestors, Flour Bakery, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Holland & Knight, LLP, Maloney Properties, Robinson & Cole LLP, Shawmut Design & Construction, Teach for America

We partner with over 500 nonprofits and agencies, including:

Action for Boston Community Development, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Asian Community Development Corporation, Association of Haitian Women in Boston, Boston Police, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc., Boston Area Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY), Boston Bar Association, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Public Library, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Community Change, Inc., Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dorchester Family Nurturing Center, Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC), Fenway Community Health Center, Greater Boston Legal Services, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Smart from the Start Boston, Teach for America, United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 21
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 85%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Multi-racial
Gender Female: 19
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Mim Minichiello
Board Chair Company Affiliation HUB International New England
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Geeta Aiyer Boston Common Asset Management, LLC Voting
Mr. Ivor Cary Armistead III Ropes & Gray LLP Voting
Ms. Judy Beal School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Simmons College Voting
Ms Leigh Bivings Artemis Financial Advisors Voting
Ms. Gizella Crawford Tufts Health Plan Voting
Ms. Christy Egun Massachusetts General Hospital Voting
Ms. Nancy Hayes Bevington Right Management Voting
Ms. Andrea Kramer Chief, Civil Rights Division Office of the Attorney General Voting
Ms. Jillian McGrath Bernstein Global Wealth Management Voting
Ms. Kathleen McQuiggan Pax World Management Voting
Ms. Mim Minichiello HUB International New England Voting
Ms. Sherrie Saint-Amant The TJX Companies, Inc Voting
Ms. Sandra Sims-Williams Digitas Voting
Mr. Cedric Williams National Grid Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kylle Bonilla -- --
Bianca Dy -- --
Elizabel Hernandez -- --
Alliyah Muhammad Youth Committee --
Jack O'Halloran -- --
Christopher Tran -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Jillian Campbell Bernstein Global Wealth Management --
Mr. Charles Clapp III Howland Capital Management --
Ms. Christyanna Egun Massachusetts General Hospital --
Ms. Marlene Fine Simmons College --
Ms. Katherine Flynn Signorelli PricewaterhouseCoopers --
Ms. Aliza Rodriquez Boston Police Department --
Ms. Rebecca Shuster Masachusetts Commissiion Against Discrimination --
Ms. Amanda Strong Colony Realty Partners --
Ms. Michelle Waters-Ekanem Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): multi-racial
Gender Female: 12
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 81%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $925,409 $1,477,660 $1,901,947
Total Expenses $2,156,989 $2,121,135 $2,122,425

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $679,526 $686,881 $543,993
Indirect Public Support $80,780 $96,112 $110,569
Earned Revenue $373,966 $418,475 $376,076
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-182,280 $344,347 $1,087,401
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $-26,583 $-68,155 $-216,092

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,631,060 $1,628,029 $1,648,018
Administration Expense $323,215 $326,224 $298,406
Fundraising Expense $202,714 $166,882 $176,001
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.43 0.70 0.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 77% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 27% 21% 27%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $16,990,902 $18,116,707 $18,663,499
Current Assets $332,099 $218,871 $262,740
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $644,021 $538,246 $441,563
Total Net Assets $16,346,881 $17,578,461 $18,221,936

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $1,376,673.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.52 0.41 0.60

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

YWCA Boston is a nonprofit organization. For the purposes of the summary financial data above, the summary information is based on YWCA Boston finances, per the audited financials, not including two related companies also consolidated into the audits.  The split of the finances of the three entities is on the last few pages of each audit document.
In 2003, associated companies, YWCA Clarendon, Inc. and Clarendon Residences, LLC were formed.  YWCA Clarendon is 79% owned by the nonprofit organization and Clarendon Residences, LLC is owned .01% by YWCA Clarendon.  For more information on this relationship, please see the notes section of the audit or feel free to contact YWCA Boston.


Other Documents

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The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?