Seattle, WA – (May 31, 2016) – The WAVE Foundation (Women Against Violence Everywhere) announced today that Gina Kavesh has joined as the Interim Executive Director. Gina brings extensive knowledge of both business and cycling to the WAVE; she ran a successful retail chain for more than 25 years and has been a competitive cyclist and champion of women’s cycling for two decades. She’s also the President of the Washington State Bicycling Association, serves on the board of USA Cycling and helps lead Union Bay Cycling/Bikesale.com.
In this newly defined role, Gina will lead the WAVE Foundation’s strategic growth plan, continue to develop domestic violence education and awareness programs and expand the WAVE’s signature event, “Cycle The WAVE”. This all women’s cycling event has attracted thousands of riders, hundreds of volunteers and raised more than $1,000,000 for Washington State domestic violence organizations since 2008. Gina will work with Peter Verbrugge, Cycle the Wave’s event director, to expand participation and fundraising for the September 18th Cycle The WAVE
“I’m very excited to be joining The WAVE Foundation at this exciting time in the foundation’s evolution,” said Gina. “I’m looking forward to working with WAVE’s amazing volunteers and helping the foundation continue to raise awareness of domestic violence make a difference in our community. I see endless opportunities for growth, both with existing programs and future partnerships. I can’t wait to get started.”
About The WAVE Foundation
The WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2011 whose mission is to educate, empower and end domestic violence. Built on the idea that strengthening women helps to combat domestic violence, The WAVE Foundation (TWF) raises funds to give hope for those experiencing abuse and raises awareness to promote the social welfare for all individuals and their communities.
Cycle the WAVE is a sponsored, non-competitive, cycling event. It allows women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie while increasing awareness of domestic violence and raising funds for domestic violence programs.