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YWCA St. Paul Announces the Retirement of CEO Gaye Adams Massey

YWCA St. Paul Announces the Retirement of CEO Gaye Adams Massey

St. Paul, MN – YWCA St. Paul, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, today announced the upcoming retirement of CEO Gaye Adams Massey. 

Adams Massey has served the organization as CEO for eight years. During her tenure, YWCA St. Paul has expanded its programming, increased its community impact, and strengthened its partnerships with local organizations and businesses. 

“We are deeply grateful for Gaye’s leadership and vision over the years,” said YWCA St. Paul Board Chair, Angela Burns Finney. “She has been a tireless advocate for racial and gender equity, and her dedication to our mission has been an inspiration to all who have worked with her. On behalf of the YWCA St. Paul community, I want to thank Gaye for her dedication and compassionate leadership. She poured her heart into the mission and work, and we are proud of the legacy she is leaving for the organization.” 

“I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together at YWCA St. Paul,” said Adams Massey. “It has been an honor to lead such a dedicated and talented team, and I know that the organization will continue to thrive in the years ahead.” Adams Massey will depart YWCA St. Paul in July. 

Under Adams Massey’s leadership, YWCA St. Paul has provided critical services and resources to thousands of individuals and families in the St. Paul area, including supportive housing, employment training, youth programming, health and wellness, and racial and gender equity education and advocacy. Also during her tenure, YWCA St. Paul’s commitment to equity and justice has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Anti-Racism Initiative Award. 

The organization’s board has hired kpCompanies who has already initiated a search for the next CEO. It is anticipated that a successor will be hired prior to Adams Massey’s departure.  

About YWCA St. Paul  

YWCA St. Paul is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Founded in 1907, YWCA St. Paul provides a range of programs and services designed to meet the changing needs of the St. Paul community. Learn more at 

Sarah O’Brien 
Director of Advancement 
(612) 607-9177 (cell)