YWCA Spokane Board of Directors

Annual Commitment Forms

Dear 2024 Board Members

We are excited to launch into the new year with your support as a valued member of YWCA Spokane’s 2024 Board of Directors. Please take a moment to complete 3 important forms to help us prepare for a successful year! In this role, you will have the opportunity to join together with other amazing leaders in the Spokane community to help YWCA Spokane live out their mission. Thank you so much for your gifts of time, treasure, and talents. We could not serve our community without YOU!

Bio & Headshot Submission Form

We are excited to learn more about you!

Please take a moment to provide us with a photo of yourself, your personal/professional bio, why you support YWCA Spokane, and anything else you would like to share with our staff, fellow board members, and online with supporters through our social media channels.
Please share your name the way you prefer to have it displayed with our social media acknowledgement of your contributions as a YWCA board member. This form is a separate form from the commitment form, which is why we require submission of your name again. Thank you.
Please provide a short bio (one or two paragraphs) to be included with an online acknowledgement of your participation on our board.
Max. file size: 10 MB.
Please provide a profile photo to be used online with our acknowledgement of your contributions as a YWCA board member.
If you have a URL you would like us to include with your online bio, please add it here.
If you like, you are welcome to share a few words about why you choose to support YWCA Spokane as a valued board member.
If yes, please provide your email address here. Thank you!

Examples of Board Bios

Member Profile

Conflict of Interest Form

Purpose

Board members, committee members, officers and employees have a fiduciary responsibility to YWCA Spokane. They must administer YWCA Spokane’s affairs honestly and prudently, exercising their best care, skill and judgment for the agency’s sole benefit. For these reasons, the following policy describes the principles and procedures to help identify potential conflicts, eliminate preferential insider dealings and mitigate any perceptions of conflicts of interest.

A possible conflict does not preclude YWCA Spokane from doing business with a related party or interested person provided the related party or person discloses the actual conflict or potential conflict of interest and the conflict of interest transaction is approved, if necessary, as required by applicable law.

Definitions

  • Interested Person – Any board member, committee member, officer, or employee who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.
  • Financial Interest – A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment or family:
    • an ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the YWCA has a transaction or arrangement, or
    • a compensation arrangement with the YWCA or with any entity or individual with which the YWCA has a transaction or arrangement, or
    • a potential ownership or investment or interest in, or compensation arrangement with any entity or individual with which the YWCA is negotiating a transaction or arrangement, or
    • a personal, social or romantic relationship that may directly or indirectly influence a transaction with the YWCA.

Procedures

  • Duty to Disclose – It is the policy of the YWCA that any Interested Person must disclose the existence of his or her financial interest and all material facts to the Board Chair and/or the CEO in connection with any actual or possible conflicts of interest.
  • Annual Disclosure – Annually, each Interested Person shall identify any relationships, positions or circumstances in which she/he is involved that could contribute to a conflict of interest or the perception of a conflict. Any such information regarding an Interested Person shall be treated as confidential and shall be made available only to the Board President and the CEO except to the extent additional disclosure is necessary in connection with implementation of this policy. Each Interested Person may be excused from the discussion and will not be permitted to vote or affect the final outcome of any transaction or decision for which they have disclosed a potential conflict of interest.
  • Ongoing Disclosure – In the course of meetings, activities and vendor selection processes, Interested Persons will disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where they are an interested party as described above. After disclosure, the Interested Person may be excused from discussions and will not be permitted to vote or affect the final outcome of the transaction or decision in question.
  • Conflict of Interest Policy Statement – Upon or before election, hiring or appointment, each Interested Person shall read and sign the “Conflict of Interest Policy Statement” as well as provide a full, written disclosure of interests, relationships and holdings that could potentially result in a conflict of interest or be perceived as a conflict of interest.
  • Adherence to Applicable Laws and Governmental Regulations – Any board member conflict of interest shall be governed by the Revised Code of Washington.

Confirmation of Understanding Form

Please complete the below form to confirm that you have read and understand the content included in the above conflict of interest policy provided by YWCA Spokane in relation to your commitment as a member of YWCA Spokane’s Board of Directors. Please direct any questions to Jeanette Hauck, CEO of YWCA Spokane by emailing jeanetteh@ywcaspokane.org or calling 509-789-9303.

  • Please share your comments, concerns, or questions. We sincerely appreciate your time and contribution.

2024 Board Calendar Meetings & YWCA Events

Your 2024 Board of Directors calendar reflects the scheduled board meetings for the year as well as YWCA Spokane's scheduled events, campaigns, and activities available for public engagement.

Contact the Community Engagement department at connect@ywcaspokane.org with any questions. 

Calendar

Blog

Jun 24, 2024 Jun 24 @ 6:01 pm

Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

I am grateful to be able to share some good news with you today about one of the ways we’re collaborating with law enforcement to prevent senseless violence and protect survivors.

Jun 20, 2024 Jun 24 @ 6:01 pm

2024 Pride Re-Cap

YWCA Spokane joins thousands in Spokane for the 2024 Pride parade and festival.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 24 @ 6:01 pm

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

Events

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…

May 20, 2024 Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 18th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 18th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…