We Remember...

January 2023

Frances Bleasius, Bedminster, NJ
Earl Crowl, Faribault, MN
Irene Didvar Saadi, Linden, NJ
Martha Gagnon, El Paso, TX
Sandra Gayda, Plantsville, CT
Liane Hai, Shoreline, WA
Atwol Hayes, Lima, OH
Betty Heath, Greenock, PA
Helen James, Baltimore, MD
Judith Kern, New Berlin, WI
Jacqueline Kilby, Philadelphia, PA
James Knight, Kansas City, KS
Gerald Kollman, Mason City, IA
Linda Lewis, Chapel Hill, NC
Larry Luzader, Akron, OH
Jose Mas-Morel, Waimanalo, HI
Sherman McCrea Sr, Houston, TX
Clarissa Mcnab, Ocean, NJ
Adoracion Regoso, Jersey City, NJ
Patricia Ritter, Christiansburg, VA
Janet Schneider, Fort Myers, FL
Donna Smolenski, Venice, FL
David Taylor, Kingston, NH
James Taylor, New Rochelle, NY
Virginia White, Dagsboro, DE
Larry Whittlesey, Portland, OR
Sandra Williams, East Boston, MA
Richard Winter, Greenfield, MA
Victoria Zakarias, Kansas City, MO
* Names and last place of residence provided to YMCA Alumni
by the YMCA Retirement Fund.

Our Partners

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.

YMCA Retirement Fund

Photo: Michael B. Cefole is CEO of the YMCA Retirement Fund.

James Kirschner is Chief Strategy Officer of the YMCA Retirement Fund and serves as staff liaison to YMCA Alumni.

Emergency Assistance Fund

Because we care...

EAF has been here for us for more than 110 years. YMCA actives and retirees have given generously each year ever since then. EAF is not a program of YMCA Alumni, rather it is a partner offering a significant benefit for our members. 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: Mikey and Jim Havlick.

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World Federation of YMCA Retirees

WFYR, as it's known, is a group of YMCA Retirees in chapters across the globe. YMCA Alumni is a proud member of the organization. Current Chair is Kohei Yamada.

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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.

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Y's Mens Clubs International

"to acknowledge the duty that accompanies every right..."

Y's Men International is oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and the communities in which it is present throughout the world. Its mission is to strive through active service to develop, encourage and provide leadership to build a better world for all humankind.

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