Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center is excited to announce that Tycely Williams has joined BPC as its chief development officer. Williams will serve on the BPC senior leadership team; oversee the organization’s development operation and a team of 10; and is responsible for foundations, corporate, and individual giving.
Williams is a Certified Fundraising Executive, and in her more than 20-year career she has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $100 million dollars in charitable causes.
“The forces of division and polarization are well-organized and well-funded,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “The Bipartisan Policy Center is not giving up on American democracy and we are incredibly fortunate to have Tycely Williams in our corner. Tycely’s passion for BPC’s mission and proven fund-raising skills will be essential to maximize our impact in the coming months and years.”
“I’m extremely excited to join The Bipartisan Policy Center, promote the importance of bipartisanship, and work alongside Americans to safeguard and strengthen our democracy,” said Williams. “America deserves our unified best. The time is now to bridge the gap between parties and solve our most urgent challenges.”
Williams most recently served as chief development officer for America’s Promise Alliance, the largest alliance of youth-serving organizations in the U.S. She’s also 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.
“Tycely is an outstanding addition to the BPC senior leadership team,” said former Sen. Olympia Snowe, a BPC board member and senior fellow. “Her enthusiastic embrace of bipartisanship combined with an impressive depth of experience will contribute immensely to BPC’s critical mission, and we eagerly look forward to working with her.”
Williams leads the Association of Fundraising Professionals global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee; chairs the governing boards of Monument Academy Public Charter School, the Nonprofit Alliance Foundation, and Rising Media Stars; and teaches Fundraising and Leadership at The Pennsylvania State University.
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. She also earned an Executive Master’s in Leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Follow Williams’ on Twitter @Tycely for her take on bipartisanship, voluntarism, and charitable fundraising.