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YWCA York is committed to creating and developing sustained leadership opportunities for young women. The purpose of YWCA York’s Junior Board is to foster the participation of young women, up to the age of 35, in the organization’s events and programs, to encourage others to become involved in our work, and to share ideas and perspectives with YWCA York’s Board of Directors and staff. Each member of the Junior Board shall work to support and further the mission of YWCA York.

YWCA York’s Board of Directors is committed to recruiting board members from our Junior Board alums, giving young women the opportunity for even greater service through governance experience.

Junior Board Roles

  • Serve as an ambassador of YWCA York in the community.
  • Volunteer for Adopt a Family (holiday season, minimum two hours) or V-Day.
  • Volunteer to serve as a member of a YWCA York committee or Junior Board initiative planning team.
  • Attend YWCA York signature events and encourage friends, colleagues, and family members to join in.
  • Provide ideas for programming and events to YWCA York staff liaison to encourage the involvement and participation of young women in the organization.
  • Junior Board members are encouraged to make an annual donation to a program, event, or appeal that speaks to your passion for the organization.
  • Attend a Board of Directors meeting, when requested.
  • Attend 75% of regular meetings.

Members 2019-20

Rebekah Garrety, President

Stella Accardo

Maura Beaver

Carrie Becker, President-Elect

Jessica Bennett

Elyse Pollick Byrnes

Kristen Dempwolf

Sandy Dougherty

Vanessa Escobar

Elizabeth Evans

Chelsea Foster

LaChaun Freeland

Rebekah Garrety

Kate Harmon

Sheila Kimani

Danielle Makrias

Sharee McFadden

Kristen McGuire

        Annie Mendoza, Immediate Past President

Ashlyn Oberdorff

Stephanie O’Brien

Samantha Petersen

Hunter Schenck

Breanna Shorten

Anna Turbi De Leon

Sarah Van Vleet, Secretary