The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of longtime women’s right advocate, Kim Seavey as its new Executive Director.
Kim is a visionary leader who brings deep experience in nonprofit administration as well as working on issues that help ensure women and girls live healthy and secure lives. Prior to joining The Women’s Fund, she served as the Administrative Director for nine years with Blue Monarch, located in Monteagle, Tennessee, which provides a long term residential program for addicted women and their children. During her tenure, she successfully managed fundraising campaigns, secured grant funding, expanded relationships with supporters and agencies, recruited and trained volunteers, and increased community awareness of addiction as it affects women and their children.
“We received an overwhelming response to the job opening and feel very fortunate to have had such a robust pool of applicants,” said Lorie Runge, Board Co-Chair of The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga. “We are confident that Kim’s experience, knowledge, and integrity are an excellent match for The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, and together we will continue to drive the positive work of improving the lives of women and girls in the Chattanooga region. “
In her first week, Kim and the advocacy committee of WFGC met with state representatives to discuss key pieces of legislature which affect women’s rights in Tennessee. Over the next few months, Seavey will oversee planning of VOICES, the annual fundraising and public awareness event for the WFGC which will be on October 5 this year as well as continue to meet with local officials and direct service providers to identify challenges which prevent women and girls from living their best lives.
“I am honored to join the WFGC which has such a strong record of advocating for women and girls not only in Chattanooga, but across the state of Tennessee,” said Seavey. “My experience advocating for women at an individual level will inform my work with the WFGC as we focus this year on decreasing violence against women in our communities."
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Seavey is a graduate of East Carolina University. She presently resides in Monteagle, Tennessee with her husband and two children.