Membership Information

Meet Your National
YMCA Alumni Board


Jean Carmichael

Immediate Past President

Dale Packer

Vice President/

Larry Garvin

Vice President/

John Green

Vice Presdent/

Jim Weaton


Margaret Fogarty


Bob Hastedt


Alan Hurst

Assistant Treasurer

Cindy Koenig-Daggs

Assistant Treasurer/WBF

Kurt Kaboth


Dave Patterson

Committee and Task Force Chairs:

National Service Project Committee: Lou Falk
YMCA Alumni Travel Club Committee: Bill Hooson
World Brotherhood Fund Program Committee: Dale Packer
International Service Corps: Wayne Uhrig

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.

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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. 

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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).

Past Recipients

Our Partners

YMCA Retirement Fund

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.

 More Partners

YMCA Alumni is proud to work with a number of mission-related partners. 

YMCA of the USA

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.  See info about the World Brotherhood Fund above.

Y Professional Network

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

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

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.

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Springfield College

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.

We Remember...

December 2020

Burns Bamford
(Easton, PA) * Rita Barnes (Clayton, MI)
Ronald Barr (Lancaster, SC) * Michael Castator (Hamilton, OH)
Robert Clem (Danville, IL) * Dolores Cochran (Oneco, FL) 
Ruby Crocker (Potosi, MO) * Lawrence Denig (Tobyhanna, PA)
J. Hoefer (Henrico, VA) * Roth Holtz (Kenosha, WI) 
Donna Hudlow (Centennial, CO) * Jacqueline Jones (Chicago, IL)  Carolyn Kauble (Granger, IN) * M. Richard Knight (Maumee, OH)
Frank Kurucz (W. Vancouver, BC) * Esther Mendoza (Tucson, AZ)  JoAnn Millet (Ambler, PA) * Edward Moffett (Hicksville, NY) 
Utako Sawa (Granada Hills, CA) * James Simon
(La Porte, IN)

* 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. Our members contributed $36,935 and corporate friends contributed $27,000 for a total of $63,935 in 2019.

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