Holly Jones Employee Homebuyer Assistance Program

13 Feb

As you know, after 16 years of service, our beloved Executive Director Holly Jones has been chosen to lead the entire Southeast Region of the YWCA USA. It has long been Holly’s desire to help YW employees purchase their first home. Over 77% of YW employees are women, but less than 30% of employees own their own home. The average employee tenure is 5 years.

In Holly’s honor, the Board of Directors has established the Holly Jones Employee Homebuyer Assistance Program (affectionately known as Holly’s Home Fund) to provide matching grants to eligible employees who meet certain criteria.

The YWCA of Asheville has a small endowment at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. All gifts made to Holly’s Home Fund will go into the Endowment, and will be in Holly’s honor.

Our goal is to provide two eligible employees per year with matching grants up to $2,500 from the Endowment.

Help make Holly’s dream come true!  Click here to make a gift or a pledge today (indicate Holly’s Home Fund in the Message/Comment section). Your gift will live forever, and will help families today and far into the future realize the dream of home ownership!

If you’d like to include a personal note with your gift, we’ll make sure Holly gets your message.

Meet Angel!

Angel is the Assistant Director of the YW’s Afterschool program.  Angel is also the single parent of three children and a full-time college student.  Slowly but surely, she is also saving for a home of her own.

I have wonderful children, a car, a full-time job, I’m getting an education…..and now I want to be a homeowner! I’m saving about $10/paycheck toward our house.  I’m going to try to be the first YW employee to complete the program and get a matching grant!”

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