Investing in women and girls creates healthier communities for all of us. We work together in a strategy for transformation.
How Our Funding Works
“Every Woman, Self-Sustaining.”
The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee serves the following 25 counties.
MEET OUR STAFF
Kirby Deal, Executive Director
Kirby Deal currently serves as the Executive Director for the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee. Kirby originally began her nonprofit work with a local nonprofit organization as a Program Facilitator where she educated young girls to be strong, smart, and bold. From this position, she grew to Director of Development of Girls Inc. of TN Valley and eventually Executive Director. During her tenure with Girls Inc., Kirby worked to diversify fundraising and create new revenue streams by creating valuable community partnerships and relationships and helped grow the organization from a smaller local nonprofit serving two counties to a regional organization that serves over 1,300 girls annually in a variety of programs across Anderson, Blount, and Knox counties in East Tennessee. Kirby has served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Fund since June 2022 and is passionate about the work to break down barriers for low-income women and girls. She is dedicated to helping the organization reach its goal of a $6M endowment in order to increase grant funding and programming for nonprofit organizations that focus on direct service. Kirby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Bryce Glover, Executive Assistant
In her role as Executive Assistant at The Women’s Fund of East TN, Bryce Glover provides support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in achieving their mission of empowering women and girls through education, advocacy, and grant-making. Her prior professional experience includes over two years of work in non-profit development, with her most recent position being Director of Development at Girls Inc. of TN Valley. Bryce has completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a graduate of Introduction Knoxville and possesses a deep interest in social justice and gender equality. She is enthusiastic about working with The Women’s Fund and its partners to create positive change for women and girls in our community.
OUR BOARD OFFICERS
Vice Chair &
Dr. Laura Seery Cole
Community Relations Chair
Immediate Past President
Anna Lora Taylor
Network Building and Grant Making Chair
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Nyda Brook, JD
Maureen Dunn McBride