YWCA Taps Nonprofit Veteran to Fill Chief Development Officer Role & Trauma Expert Joins Weaver Domestic Violence Center

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YWCA Taps Nonprofit Veteran to Fill Chief Development Officer Role & Trauma Expert Joins Weaver Domestic Violence Center

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King and Puffer
Pam King, J.D. CFRE & Hannah Puffer, LMSW join YWCA Leadership team


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pam King, J.D., CFRE was recently named Chief Development Officer for YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. In this newly created position, King is responsible for planning and implementing fundraising campaigns, as well as leading and growing innovative development efforts with a focus on major gifts, annual and planned giving, and donor relations. King will oversee the YWCA Marketing and Development Department. King’s nonprofit experience has spanned a variety of missions, including education, human services, arts, culture and domestic violence. She served in leadership roles at Rochelle Center, TPAC, Davidson Academy, AOII Foundation, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Bridges Domestic Violence Center, and Salama Urban Ministries. In addition, King has been an active volunteer with numerous area nonprofits, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Renewal House, and Vanderbilt Woman’s Club. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, along with later graduate studies there in Secondary Education. King earned a law degree at Pepperdine University and practiced in family and contracts law for several years before focusing her career in the nonprofit arena. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has lived in Nashville for more than two decades.

Hannah Puffer, LMSW joins YWCA as the agency’s new Director of Supportive Services. She’ll lead the team that provides community support and transitional housing services to the hundreds of women, children, and families who rely on the Weaver Domestic Violence Center in their time of crisis. YWCA’s Weaver Center is the region’s largest provider of domestic violence services. Puffer has spent several years serving individuals and families who have experienced homelessness and trauma, most recently as Program Supervisor for Safe Haven Family Shelter. She earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University. Puffer is a Licensed Master Social Worker. 

About YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

For 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls, and families build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The following programs are offered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity: Girls, Inc. at YWCA, AMEND Together, Domestic Violence Services, Family Literacy Center, and Dress for Success Nashville. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com, follow us on twitter @YWCANashville and find us on Facebook facebook.com/YWCANashville.