Meet Your National
YMCA Alumni Board
Immediate Past President
Committee and Task Force Chairs:
National Service Project Committee:
YMCA Alumni Travel Club Committee:
World Brotherhood Fund
International Service Corps:
F. William Stahl Award:
Emergency Assistance Fund
EAF has been here for us for more than 110 years. YMCA actives and retirees have given generously each year ever since then. Click the "Donate Securely" button below to make a secure donation online. Or, you may mail a check to: Emergency Assistance Fund - Y USA, 101 N. Upper Wacker Drive. 16th Fl., Chicago, IL. 60606. YMCA Alumni EAF co-chairs are Mikey and Jim Havlick.
World YMCA Emergency Assistance Fund
The World YMCA Emergency Assistance Fund for staff and retirees was founded as “Secours Speciaux” in 1950 to help staff with little or no means to meet personal and family needs. It continues to help people facing medical crisis, natural disasters, inadequate or no pension or problems created by political turmoil and human rights violations. Click the button below to visit the World YMCA Emergency Assistance Fund website where you may donate securely and/or request a grant application.
World Brotherhood Fund
Learn more about how YMCA Alumni is the administrator for this important fund to help the World YMCA assist local YMCAs with financial support during times of crisis and to provide aid to YMCA staff members with little or no retirement support.
F. William Stahl Award
The F. William Stahl Award – our most prestigious honor -- is presented in Bill's memory by YMCA Alumni. The award is given in recognition of Bill's dedication and commitment to the YMCA, the YMCA profession, and the art of written communications.
(Photo: 2019 recipient Len Wilson, presented by committee member Nancy Reece at Reunion ’19 in Louisville).
YMCA Retirement Fund
The mission of the YMCA Retirement Fund is to empower YMCA employees to achieve economic security, enabling them to focus on strengthening communities through their work for the YMCA.
The YMCA Retirement Fund was created more than a decade before Social Security, at a time when private pensions were rare.
More than 16,000 people are receiving a lifetime annuity from the Fund.
Scott Dolfi (photo left) is President and CEO of The YMCA Alumni Retirement Fund. The Fund’s staff liaison to YMCA Alumni is James Kirschner, Chief Strategy Officer.
National YMCA Hall of Fame
Housed on the Springfield College campus in the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons.
A legacy of leadership
The National YMCA Hall of Fame provides a forum to recognize YMCA professionals and volunteers who exemplify a lifetime of commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA. It honors individuals who have devoted their lives to strengthening community through their devotion and dedication of serving people and making a positive impact on individuals and to the movement.
We are extremely proud of the 12 active members of YMCA Alumni currently enshrined in the National YMCA Hall of Fame: Rizak Abushar, Bill Cameron, Jean Ann Durades, Bea Halk, Bob Hoffman, Pres Johnson, Bonnie Mairs, Harold Mezile, Peter Post, Jerry Prado-Shaw and Len Wilson.
Ronald Cofield, Anchorage, AK
Glenn Dawson, Asheboro, NC
Mary Ewell, Lawton, OK
Robert Ferguson, Clearwater, FL
John Gawlak, Stamford, CT
Charles Gomori, Naples, FL
Myrna Head-Schaefer, Bellflower, CA
Susan Kress, Saint Louis, MO
Larry McCoy, Timmonsville, SC
Ruth Putman, Webb City, MO
Jose Rendon, Cypress, TX
* Names and last place of residence provided to YMCA Alumni
by the YMCA Retirement Fund.
YMCA Alumni Donor Honor Roll
YMCA Alumni appreciates your extra special support. It takes far more than membership dues to provide necessary communication and support to chapters and members. That is why it is so important for members to support our annual campaign. 2020 was a difficult year for all of us. Thank you all.