Our President and CEO

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Dr. Mary Kate Andris

Mary Kate Andris is the President and CEO of the YWCA South Hampton Roads where she has spent the past two years increasing revenue from philanthropic sources and building awareness of the YWCA South Hampton Roads brand.

Prior to joining the YWCA, Dr. Andris served as the Philanthropy Director of the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast where she established a robust philanthropy department reinvigorating the planned giving society, evaluating special events and implementing a prospect management system.  For twenty years, Dr. Andris has worked in the fundraising arena, locally for Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Wesleyan College.  She has extensive experience in major gifts solicitation and cultivation, planned giving and event planning.

Dr. Andris holds a B.A. from Moravian College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Widener University.