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YMCA Alumni Board
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. You may donate securely by clicking the "donate" button below. YMCA staff or retirees with more than five years employment who wish to apply for a grant may request an application by email from the World YMCA office. Click the "request" button below.
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).
The mission of the YMCA Retirement Fund is to empower YMCA employees to achieve economic security, resulting in loyalty to the YMCA Movement. And no one has been more loyal to the YMCA Movement than YMCA Retirees.
The YMCA Retirement Fund was created more than a decade before Social Security, at a time when private pensions were rare.
More than 14,000 people are receiving a lifetime annuity from the Fund. More than 4.5 million monthly annuity payments have been made to Y retirees in the history of the Fund, without a miss.
The Fund’s staff liaison to YMCA Alumni is James Kirschner, Chief Strategy Officer.
Scott Dolfi is President and CEO of the YMCA Retirement Fund.
YMCA Alumni is proud to work with a number of mission-related partners.
The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities. YUSA is headquartered in Chicago.
World Fellowship of YMCA Retirees (WFYR)
The World Fellowship of YMCA Retirees (WFYR) is organized on all continents where the YMCA has a strong presence. WFYR provides the link to further international relations we enjoyed during our careers.
Click HERE for information on the World Brotherhood Fund (WBF).
Members of the Y Professional Network connect with hundreds of YMCA professionals in their local areas, region and nationally. Active YMCA professionals know their next project, idea or mentor can result from connections made here. YPN is located and managed at Y-USA headquarters in Chicago.
Springfield College was established in 1885. The college in Springfield, MA is devoted to the education, preparation, inspiration, and placement of young adults as future leaders to the YMCA Movement. The YMCA Hall of Fame is located on campus.
The Sioux YMCA is very small, located in a log building in Dupree, SD, and serving the large Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The mission is to serve the youth and families of the reservation in ways that help them fulfill their greatest potentials.
Marjorie Durrant * Dale Fredrickson * Donald Galleher
Robert Hoskins * Virginia Keeney * Diane Kelly
Violet Klee * Anthony Lee * Anthony Maddalena * Mary Marsh Jeanne Midnight * John Pipps * Wilma Polivka * Joseph Richards Susan Richardson * Francisco Serrano * Pauline Uribe
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. Our members contributed $36,935 and corporate friends contributed $27,000 for a total of $63,935 in 2019.