January 9, 2018
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YWCA Board of Directors Appoints Liz Rabago As Acting CEO

Tucson, Ariz.—YWCA Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors has appointed Liz Rabago Acting CEO of the organization beginning Feb. 1.

Current YWCA CEO, Kelly Fryer, has been granted a sabbatical leave, during which time she will run for elected office. Fryer has served as CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona since 2013. Liz Rabago has been with YWCA for over 11 years, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer.
YWCA’s Board President, Laura Dent, said, “Liz has been with the organization for over a decade. Her personal story is one of inspiration to the community and her commitment to YWCA goes without question. The board of directors is fully behind her and prepared to support the work of the organization this year, as we begin an exciting second century.”

YWCA has seen a 400% growth in the last four years. Last Spring, YWCA celebrated its 100th birthday by launching a $1.5 million Second Century Fundraising Campaign. In less than a year, 97% of that goal has already been met in gifts and pledges. This campaign has enabled YWCA to begin a Women’s Impact Fund that will invest in businesses and programs that drive sustainable economic development in Southern Arizona. The campaign also supported the launch of YWCA’s new Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy Center (STAT), which has been formed to organize, educate and advocate with one goal in mind – to make Arizona a place where everyone can thrive.