NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2019) – LoLita Toney was recently named Chief Strategy Officer at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. In this newly created position, Toney will help develop and execute strategies to achieve the 120-year old nonprofit’s long-term goals. The CSO will be an integral part of the YWCA capital campaign strategy and succession planning. YWCA is the largest provider of domestic violence services in Tennessee, operating the 65-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center, 24-Hour Crisis and Support Helpline, and Transitional Housing Program for domestic violence survivors and their children. YWCA is planning an expansion of the Weaver Center to include 100 beds and a new pet shelter.
Toney is the former director of development and chief of staff for the National Museum of African American Music. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is the founder of Toney Consulting and Ivy Business Solutions and was the Director of Development Systems and Stewardship at Fisk University. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Nashville Business Journal’s Women in Music City Award, Power Moves Community Advocacy Award, Nashville Cable Civic Outreach and Rising Star Awards. She is also the founding chair of the YWCA Junior Board Committee.
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For more than a century, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. Programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Learning Center. For more information, visit ywcanashville.com, follow us on Twitter @YWCANashville and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/YWCANashville.