An honor to have served


To the Editor:

I am writing to inform the Martha’s Vineyard community that I have resigned from my position of executive director of Women Empowered.

Over two years ago, when I was contracted by the board to take on the role of executive director, my goals were to: recruit and develop new board members, increase the visibility of the program to the community, develop a database system, increase the donor base, increase donations, create an annual event, increase clients and services.

I believe that together we have accomplished the goals.

Therefore, it appears that now is a good time for me to transition. My skill set is to work with entrepreneurial organizations that are either start-ups or ones that are in need of refreshing and revitalization to develop into emerging mature organizations. I believe that Women Empowered will continue to emerge as a mature organization.

Working with the Women Empowered staff, board and volunteers has been a very rewarding experience for me. It’s tapped into my belief and passion that non-profit organizations can positively impact their communities.

I’d like to thank all of Women Empowered’s donors, volunteers, Martha’s Vineyard foundations and funders who have generously supported me and the organization in all of our undertakings. There is no way that the organization could have reached its goals without your continued contributions and sustenance. I hope that you will keep on supporting Women Empowered through your philanthropy and volunteerism.

I am sure that Women Empowered will continue to provide services to the community of Martha’s Vineyard. I wish all involved great success with future endeavors. It has been an honor to serve as the executive director.

Sheila Bracy

Oak Bluffs