Board of Directors Interest Application

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The job of the Board of Directors is to focus on the mission and outward vision of YWCA
Dayton with an emphasis on strategic leadership, proactivity, and long-term impacts.
The Board’s specific contributions are unique to its trusteeship role and necessary for
proper governance and management.


  • Serve as an ambassador for the YW mission in line with YWCA USA standards
  • Determine and carry out YWCA Dayton policies and programs
  • Ensure YWCA Dayton policies and practices reflect the organizational commitment to
    racial, ethnic, cultural, and age diversity;
  • Control operating funds and capital assets for the use and benefit of YWCA Dayton
  • Maintain accounting standards and solvency in accordance with generally accepted
    accounting principles
  • Operate in compliance with applicable law
  • Assume final responsibility for personnel policies and the employment of the CEO
  • Ensure that YWCA Dayton participates in peer review and accreditation processes


YWCA is the world’s oldest and largest multicultural organization for women. Since 1870, YWCA Dayton has been a convener of women’s voices – lifting up their needs, triumphs, and challenges so that together, we all rise. When you add your voice to this legacy of leadership, you’ll also:

  • Strengthen your public profile and community connections
  • Gain experiences and skills you might not get to practice elsewhere
  • Attend exclusive YWCA Dayton events and leadership development
This board is a team that works well together, embraces the YWCA mission, and helps me learn from others' experiences to grow as an individual."
Jane Marx

Nomination Process

The Nominating Committee presents Board nominees to the full Board of Directors in advance of the last regular meeting prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association, which is held each year on the last Tuesday in June. To be considered, please submit the form below and we will be in touch per this schedule.

Board of Directors Application

  • Personal Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Professional Information

  • Educational Background

  • Professional Background

  • Mission Commitment

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Optional Information

    YWCA Dayton is required to identify board members by ethnicity, race, gender, and age, in keeping with federal grant funding requirements. Supplying this information will also assist YWCA Dayton in evaluating its diversity plan to achieve greater diversity on its Board of Directors. Providing this information will not adversely affect your opportunity to serve on a committee or the Board, and this information is processed separately from the application. Completion of this section is entirely voluntary and remains confidential. YWCA Dayton does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in employment or in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities.
  • Agreement & Signature