Judith Hutton, CEO of the YWCA Princeton
Judith Donohoe Hutton is the CEO of the YWCA Princeton and the former Executive Director of Anchor House. A leader in our community for more than 30 years, Judy has dedicated her career to affecting positive change within our families, neighborhoods and workplaces. She has done so by working passionately to advance the missions of eliminating racism, empowering women and ensuring the well being of children and youth.
Ms. Hutton has been successful in achieving much for her constituencies within modest means. As a brand-new executive in 1983, she led Anchor House with a mere budget of $35,000. Today, Judy serves on the Anchor House Foundation and helps that organization raise almost $500,000 each summer with its Annual Ride for Runaways. Today, at the YWCA Princeton, she deploys a budget of almost $4 million and dedicates $500,000 to $650,000 of the organization’s annual revenue to The Bates Scholarship Program, directly helping families who are struggling economically, while encouraging women and girls to join the movement and become volunteers, mentors, problem solvers and leaders.
Judy shares the successes of the YW’s Breast Cancer Resource Center, English as a Second Language Program and HiSET® Testing Center, and Stand Against Racism with other YWCAs both nationally and around the globe. And those are just three of the initiatives she oversees! From child care, to all-girls competitive robotics, to dance and arts & crafts, to book clubs, to educational lectures and seminars, to a Newcomers Club that welcomes people from all over the world, more than 5,000 participants are personally touched by the programs and services led by Ms. Hutton!
Judy’s collaborative spirit has been very evident over her career. She has served as President of the Garden State Coalition of Youth & Family Concerns and was named Mercer County’s Professional of the Year in 2004. Concurrently, she received a national award from the US Department of Health and Human Services in recognition of her diligent work with groups including the Youth Services Commission, and the National Network for Children and Youth.
Most recently, Ms. Hutton has served globally on the YWCA World Service Council, regionally as a founding member of the Princeton Regional Chamber’s Women in Business Alliance (WIBA) and locally on the Community Advisory Board of the Junior League of Greater Princeton. She was honored by The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2014 as Community Leader of the Year.
Ms. Hutton earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Education from the College of New Jersey. She resides in Bordentown with her husband, Craig, and their son, Sean.
Judy will be part of the panel workshop, "Inspiring Your Workforce to Give Back."