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About Us

YWCA USA is on a mission to

eliminate racism, empower women,

stand up for social justice,

help families, and strengthen communities.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.

There are over 200 YWCAs serving 2.3 million women, girls and their families each year.  This important work involves over 52,000 volunteers and 12,500 staff. You can learn more about YWCA USA at their website by clicking HERE.

Since our founding in 1918, YWCA Butler services have focused on ensuring access to opportunities and providing assistance for women throughout their life span.  For every woman and girl, no matter where she comes from or where she is going, the YWCA is at her service– as a touchstone, stepping stone, or cornerstone. YWCA has served as a life-long positive force among women and girls and as a catalyst for social change designed to achieve equity and equality.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Board of Trustees

Vicky Hinterberger, Chair

Butler Media Group

Audray Muscatello Yost,

Vice Chair

Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation

Michelle Bryan, Treasurer


Kelsey Schneider, Secretary


Stacey Armagost

Coherent Inc

Rhiannon Baron

Butler County Community


Sue Edwards

Area Agency on Aging

Moe Goodwin

Sam's Club

Ashley McCandless

Dillon McCandless King Coulter Graham

Dr. Belinda Richardson

Butler County

Community College

Our Mission
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Our Leadership

Elizabeth Short serves as Executive Director            of YWCA Butler. After a 20-year career in marketing communications and strategy, she joined the association to chart a bold new path forward. With experience in strategy, business  development, account management and  research, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association, strategic direction and mission alignment.

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