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Over the past eight years Tycely has managed organizational operations and fund development activities for various non-profit organizations in Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and Washington, DC.

Tycely’s focus on philanthropy and program implementation began in 1996 when she has named Miss Forsyth County. As a preliminary winner for The Miss America Scholarship Pageant, Tycely was required to adopt a community service platform. As a life-long dancer and avid supporter of the arts, Tycely created an after-school dance program for elementary aged boys and girls that taught the fundamentals of dance while increasing self-esteem. Tycely implemented this program and touched more than 1,400 area elementary aged children in partnership with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, area YMCA’s, churches and recreation centers.

From 1996 to 1999, Tycely served as Artistic Director of a local community dance studio in Kernersville, NC. As the Artistic Director she supervised and managed a staff of twelve, administered programming to more than four hundred children, implemented community and public relations campaigns and oversaw fundraising and special events.

From 2000 to 2002, she returned to her hometown of Birmingham, AL to serve as the first Executive Director for Computer Help for Kids, a non-profit organization founded by Fortune 500 Company HealthSouth. As Executive Director, she managed program implementation, fundraising and government relations.

While in Birmingham, Tycely founded Urban Dance Connection, a community-based organization aimed at teaching classical dance to inner city children. As the founder of this organization Tycely structured the Board of Directors, trained and recruited instructors and raised the annual budget through individual donor cultivation, corporate sponsorships and special events. Under Tycely’s leadership, more than 300 inner city children were offered free or subsidized instruction.

In 2003, Tycely was named the first Director of Development for DC Prisoners’ Legal Services Project, a non-profit organization that monitors conditions of confinement for DC sentenced inmates. In this role she collaborated with the Executive Director to implement organizational fundraising strategies, including direct mail, telephone and face-to-face solicitations. She was responsible for the local and national grant process, writing letters of inquiry, proposals and reports.

A 1997 Cum Laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Tycely holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with distinguished departmental honors and a Minor in Journalism. Currently, she is enrolled in a Non-Profit Management graduate certification program at Duke University.

Tycely is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and an associate member of the National Association of Black Journalists.



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