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2015 Annual Report


All kids face gaps that can prevent them from reaching their full potential. This is particularly true for kids living in lower income households. As a community, we must do more to bridge gaps for all youth and put them on a path to succeed. • More than 22% of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. About 45% of all children live in low-income families. • By fifth grade, children in low-income households are two to three years behind in reading compared to kids in middleincome families. • Summer months are a critical time for learning loss. Kids benefit year-round from Y programs – but it is more critical during the summer months, when kids are at the greatest risk of falling behind. This year our STEM Fair hosted over 1,100 campers from 17 different YMCA branches. We had vendors from Canon, Langley Federal Credit Union, Newport News Water Works, NASA and the VA Air and Space Center. And Judges from St. Leo University, Sentara, United States Coast Guard, Canon, Zel Technologies, Langley Federal Credit Union, United Way and NASA. THE Y HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE OVERCOME BARRIERS.


Dear Friends: The YMCA is a charity like no other. The same movement that helps families of the Virginia Peninsula also serves in 10,000 neighborhoods across our nation. The Y has the presence and partnerships not just to promise but to deliver positive change. In 2015, we committed to providing support and delivering programs to address some of the most challenging issues facing youth in the areas of Hunger, Health, Learning, Water Safety and Access to Safe Spaces. To help communicate the Y’s response to these complex issues, we used activities like jump rope and hopscotch as metaphors for the many ways the Y helps young people “Hop the Gap.” “Hop the Gap” addresses summer learning loss, provides nutritious meals and educates kids on the importance of activity to reduce childhood obesity. Kids are safely hopping into Y pools after learning to swim and finding the Y as a safe space to just hang out and have fun with their friends. YMCA Camp Kekoka is one such safe space. This year, with the help of dedicated volunteers and generous donors, our camp underwent a 1.5 million-dollar capital improvement that resulted in a new dining hall and eight new cabins. Residence Camping builds confidence and leaves an everlasting impression on those who attend. A new YMCA was opened at Fort Monroe this year, reestablishing the oldest YMCA on a military base in our country. We opened three new hospital therapy centers this year, and we are positioned to open more as we explore additional ways to partner with the hospitals and other health service organizations. Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most significant health challenges we face in our country today. Our Y launched a new evidence-based prevention program this year. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the National Institutes of Health-led, CDCsupported Diabetes Prevention Program study that showed that losing a moderate amount of weight and increasing physical activity reduces the number of cases of Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent. Water safety is an ongoing challenge for youth living in Coastal Virginia. To address water safety, the YMCA endowment fund has committed to providing swim lessons and water safety classes to every second-grader in our service area (over 7,000) by 2020. In 2015, three of our Branches established partnerships with their respective school divisions and 100% of the second graders in those school divisions were offered lessons. 1,046 second-grade students received free swim lessons this year. In our 120 years of serving the Peninsula, we have been blessed to bring joy to the faces of countless people. It is a unique relationship between Y members, volunteers and staff that continues to be the backbone of the YMCA movement in providing a safe space for all people to connect, and 2015 was an exceptional year for connecting with the many faces of our YMCA. Robyn Hansen President

Danny Carroll Chief Executive Officer


2015 Leadership BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robyn Hansen, President Bill Ermatinger, Past President Leigh Houghland, Vice President Don Buckless, Treasurer Joe Fernandes CFP, Secretary Denley Brown Pete Clendenin Marcus Downey Michele Faulkner Stephen Friedrich Hank Lewis Angela McPherson Matt Needy Richard Perry Dave Plummer Paul Sciacchitano Rob Shuford, Jr. Thomas Tingle LaMonte Williams Edith Withers

Robert Brown Bill Cowardin Greg Enterline Debra Flores Preston Ivey Jeff McLeod Tom Morris, Jr. Jason Patton Ron Perry Renee Rountree Dr. Jim Sharps Claudia Soucek Dwight West Candice Wilson Nhu Yeargin

HAMPTON FAMILY YMCA Est. 1982 Geoff Shoemaker, Branch Executive

One in six children in Virginia struggles against hunger. Food insecurity greatly impacts a child’s development. Nicole, a single parent with three children, relies on the free/reduced lunch program during the school year. “Getting my children in the YMCA summer camp was wonderful. I was floored when I found out they would be getting breakfast, lunch and snack each day provided by a grant the Y had received. In addition to the meals during the week, a weekend healthy snack pack was sent home each Friday. I truly cannot put into words how much this helped my family.” Hungry children have trouble concentrating, are more susceptible to illnesses and are less likely to perform well academically. The Y is perfectly positioned to help families living with this struggle. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and grant funding, we are able to be a part of closing the hunger gap many of our children are facing.



Jeff McLeod, Chairman Robert R. Harper, Jr., Past Chairman John Hutcheson, Vice Chairman Lewis Smith, Treasurer Wallace Arnold Artisha Gregg Tiajuana Jackson Ray Montgomery Dorian Nicely Jimmy Phillips Garnell Scott Donald Whipple

Dana Epstein Rick Hoogstraten Shakir Johnson Rob Newman Paa-Kofi Obeng Ron Quinn Tiffanye Sledge Rashard Wright

R. F. WILKINSON FAMILY YMCA Est. 1995 Pete Kovalcik, Branch Executive Denley H. Brown, Chairman Amy Brittain John Flannigan Paul Freiling Caitlin King Suzanne Maggio Sam Poole Misty Spong

Don Brown Andy Franck Aris Hudgins Laura Kinsman Brittany Mazzullo Tiffany Reaves Marjorie Thrash

NEWPORT NEWS FAMILY YMCA Est. 1896 Deb Staszewski, Branch Executive Richard Perry, Chairman Zoran Pajevic, Past Chairman Cleder Jones, Vice Chairman Charles “Tripp” Spencer, Treasurer Kristan Campbell Brian Dolan Patty Heath James “Tony” Moorman Robert G. Saunders Donald Sproul Deirdre Wells

Khalilah Davis Berkley D. Foltz Mark Leeson Flave Rogers Richard Spencer Duane Stephens Stacey White

NORTHERN NECK FAMILY YMCA Est. 1992 Mark Favazza, Branch Executive Michele Faulkner, Chairman Paul Sciacchitano, Past Chairman Kathy M. Broderick, Secretary Adrianne Bugg Wes Charlton Merrill Grasso Steve Harris Nicole Leona Anita Mergener Pim Montgomery Jean Poole Gordon Winfield

Frank Burke David Dew Amy Groh Bernie Knoerdal Joanna Marchetti Frank Miller Myrtle Phillips Margie Redlin

LUTER FAMILY YMCA Est. 1995 Kathy Peterson, Branch Executive Dr. Jim Sharps, Chairman Mark Ogle, Vice Chairman Dr. Pete Carlson, Treasurer Leslie Effler, Secretary Art Allmond George Boomer Julie Eng Tonya Jones Michael Murphy Charlene Pierson-Lassiter Larry Spears Mollie Taylor Allen Williams


Jenny Bailey Jeff Byrd JoAnn Hall Sarah Kennedy Tom Orlowski Steve Serafini Dr. Carl Sweat Kelly Tice Matt Wilson

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader.

2015 Metropolitan Board Leadership

—John Maxwell

STAR ACHIEVERS ACADEMY YMCA Est. 1995 Tina Banks-Gray, Branch Executive

RICHMOND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA Est. 1996 Philip Belfield, Branch Executive

VICTORY FAMILY YMCA Est. 2000 Michael Bennett, Branch Executive

Henry J. Lewis, Chairman Ronnie Jefferson, Treasurer

Jason Patton, Chairman Hillary Kent, Vice Chairman Tony Booth, Treasurer Kimberly Lewis, Annual Support Chair

Preston Ivey, Chairman Paul Szabo, Vice Chairman Timothy O. Trant II, Secretary

Tracie Albea Paula Bunn Chavis Harris Patricia Johnson Sandy Steward Cathy Williams

Jean Braxton Joan Harper-Neely Gary Hunter L. Richard Love Hosh Weekes

MATHEWS FAMILY YMCA Est. 2001 Sheila Pillath, Branch Executive Pete Clendenin, Chairman Janice Phillips, Vice Chairman Libby Crawford Jill Hammond Terry Hearn Tom Ingram Jack Kloke Ron Lambert Shirley Ryan Jim Warren

Elizabeth Gerding Andy Hantwerker Angie Ingram Christine Johnson Stacey LaLand Eric Robinson Stephanie Tiller Sandy Wilson

YMCA / APYC CAMP KEKOKA Est. 2007 Cassie Leichty, Branch Executive Marcus Downey, Chairman Mat Terry, Vice Chairman Lindsy Gardner Treasurer Micah Pasquarell, Secretary Chris Allen Kevin Calvert Len Fouch Don Helleu Patrick McCranie Charlette Mitchell Walter “Cap” Neilson Greg Stevens

Mike Antonio Brunie Cofresi-Toro Pam Garrett Shawn Lasher Kevin McGrath Eric Mouyal Bill Smith Troy Wolfrey

Charles Bowles Russell Brown Libby Franklin David Gallagher Anne Glancy Arline Hinkson Paula Milsted Stan Terhune Nicholas Vandeloecht Hutt Williams

Dana Boyle Wendy Fols Michael Gall Rob Gillions Kimberly Hillman Joel Knight Helvon Smith Libby Trible Carolyn White

NORTHUMBERLAND FAMILY YMCA Est. 2002 Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive Edith Withers, Chairman Andrew Pitts, Vice Chairman Joey Allison, Treasurer Keana Walker, Secretary Mason Brent Ellen Cowart Leslie Garland Keith Harris David Megel Denise Munns Marion Rowe Harry Lee Self Caleb Smith

Jim Bullard Jim Eury Betty Hall Shirley Haynie John Muller Bill Purcell Grisel Santamaria Kay Shirley

GREATER WEST POINT FAMILY YMCA Est. 2007 Sean Cogan, Branch Executive Candice Wilson, Chairman Allen White, Vice Chairman Mary Diggs, Past President Britney Ball Tammy Healy Shannon Houser Roberta Racioppi Gavin Vickery Jordan Wills

A J Duke Ron Houser Laura Perkins Elizabeth Rilee-Kelley Kathryn West


Donald Booth, Jr. Kate Brinn Art Glatt Bill LaMarsh Daniel Litton Sandy Matthews Toni Strachan Scot Tully

Rick Brandt Tom Butterfoss Chad Green Judy Layne-Wood Mary Lugo Tom Shepperd Tom Tragle Carrie Willets

Robyn Hansen President Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly PC Attorney at Law

Leigh Houghland Vice President Chesapeake Bank Senior Vice President Regional Commercial Loan Officer

MIDDLESEX FAMILY YMCA Est. 2003 Rosabeth Kissman, Branch Executive Claudia Soucek, Chairman Kath Walker, Vice Chairman Joe Hickey, Secretary Jody Anglin Irving “Pep” Fuller Joseph Heyman R.D. Johnson Phil Mullins Jason Rowe Marilyn South Jose Valencia Diane Yarbrough

Lou Belcher Erma Gary Dieter Hoinkes Betty Miller Terry Rogers Tracy Seitz Dr. Thomas Taylor Will Wills Dr. Elizabeth Young

Don Buckless Treasurer Old Point National Bank Senior Vice President Chief Lending Officer

Joe Fernandes, CFP Secretary Financial Advisor Middle Peninsula Insurance & Financial Services

THE FIRST TEE OF THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA Est. 2010 Tom Carnevale, Branch Executive Greg Enterline, Chairman John Snead, Vice Chairman Barbara Wetters, Secretary Zachary Wittkamp, Past Chairman Mike Beacham Steven Chando Jim Duguay Melissa Holloman Jason Messersmith Orlando Robinson Kaye Vickerman

Dan Carr Eric Claville Rommie Head Matthew Meadows Brian Muse Sandy Schuler Robert Winfield

William Ermatinger Past President Huntington Ingalls Industries Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA as of December 31, 2015

Revenues Contributions Grants & Foundation Gifts United Way Government Monies Membership Program Sales of Supplies and Services Investment Income Other Income Intra YMCA Allocations Total Income

2014 *2015 1,355,941 1,341,577 220,319 208,142 94,233 89,891 709,510 677,591 11,170,149 11,328,254 4,825,052 4,586,129 59,559 45,020 7,206 28,357 239,678 405,390 2,460,031 2,461,547 $21,157,678 $21,171,898

Expenditures 2014 *2015 Salaries and Wages 9,261,631 9,398,554 Employee Benefits 959,378 993,446 Payroll Taxes 825,433 833,426 Purchased or Contract Service 1,173,069 1,216,021 Supplies 1,485,198 1,468,506 Telephone 114,458 112,195 Postage 19,553 16,307 Occupancy 1,572,898 1,556,733 Equipment 60,084 47,741 Promotion & PR 113,993 109,854 Travel & Transp Expenses 189,880 156,913 Conferences, Conv & Meetings 214,886 197,054 Dues 396,707 391,959 Financing 1,107,975 1,143,968 Other Expenses 6,058 1,279 Intra YMCA Alloc of Expense 1,643,971 1,627,742 Reserve Funds 1,961,244 1,838,586 Fixed Asset Purchases 45,862 61,614 Total Expense $21,151,678 $21,171,898 *Unaudited


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Membership - $11,328,254 (53.51%) Program Services - $4,586,129 (21.66%) Intra YMCA Allocations - $2,461,547 (11.63%) Contributions - $1,639,610 (7.74%) Government Funds - $677,591 (3.20%) Other Income - $478,767 (2.26%)


2 1 Operating - $1,369,579 (60.96%) 2 Capital - $852,866 (37.96%) 3 Endowment - $24,196 (1.08%)





1 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Child Care - 143,460 (69.00%) Swim, Sports & Play - 36,722 (17.66%) Camp - 17,588 (8.46%) Education & Leadership - 10,152 (4.88%) 1


2 HEALTHY LIVING Health, Well-Being & Fitness - 661,204 (96.37%) Sports & Recreation -10,858 (1.58%) Group Interests -8,834 (1.29% ) Family Time - 5,222 (0.76%) 3 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Social Services -2,279 (37.88%) Activities & Events - 2,374 (39.46%) Volunteerism & Giving - 1,363 (22.66%)



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Membership - $1,717,438 (71.77%) Camp - $141,091 (5.89%) School-Age - $128,140 (5.35%) Social Responsibility - $115,883 (4.84%) Youth Development - $94,865 (3.96%) Preschool- $93,805 (3.92%)

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Camp Kekoka - $65,925 (2.75%) Swim, Sports & Play - $31,415 (1.31%) Teens - $2,938 (0.12%) Sports & Recreation - $1,609 (0.07%) Health, Well-Being & Fitness - $440 (0.02%)


My husband Rick and I were looking for a program that offered an active day where our daughter could learn through discovery guided by caring adults. Our daughter Sophia entered the YMCA preschool program in September. We have been amazed with the learning Sophia has accomplished over the past couple of months. She loves to talk about HALO (Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones), the part of the preschool curriculum that focuses on healthy choices. We have enjoyed several fun and informative conversations in the car and at the dinner table sparked by what Sophia has learned through HALO. Not only is Sophia more aware of healthy versus harmful choices, but she has made us think twice about some of our choices, especially when it comes to the foods we eat. Sophia has not only picked up good information, but she is able to communicate it with others. A friend of ours was amazed when Sophia said, “You should eat candy only once in a while. Orange juice gets rid of germs.” Sophia loves to talk about how healthy choices help build a healthy body. The Y has become an extension of our family and encourages us to make healthy choices for our family. We enrolled Sophia in the Y to help her early learning experience; we had no idea what we would learn as a family. At the YMCA, we are focused on many things, one of those being healthy living for all of our members even down to our littlest ones. Teaching healthy habits is at the heart of how the Y supports the development of youth and families in our community.



Teen Volunteer Leaders of the Year 2015 Greater West Point Family YMCA. Derek Healy first participated at the Y in a Kids Night Out program in 2010. This past year Derek has volunteered more than 350 hours in all program areas of the YMCA including day camp, special events, (Easter Egg Hunt, Healthy Kids Day and Fall Festival), Teen Leadership, 5th Quarter and Café Teen Nights, refereeing youth soccer, and coaching a 6-8 year old youth basketball team. During this past summer, Derek volunteered with Summer Camp, encouraging and entertaining campers, as well as teaching them some new life skills. Derek stands out as an outstanding youth leader.

YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders’ School Experience • Small groups for youth between the ages of 12 to 18. • A caring adult role model, preferably a volunteer, works with the group of teens. • The group meets regularly for an extended period of time (9 to 12 months); there are incentives and opportunities for continued involvement beyond that time frame. • The group’s activities lead up to at least one major event involving teens from other areas. • All activities address at least one of the four goals of YMCA teen leadership programs: leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development. • Teens assume responsibility for planning their own activities under the supervision of caring adult role models. This includes raising money to help pay the direct costs of the program. There are life lessons to be learned when a student must take responsibility for their own participation. The Peninsula Metropolitan sent 49 young leaders to YMCA Blue Ridge Leadership School in 2015

Hampton Family YMCA. Corwin Turner is a bright and caring young man with a willingness to serve. During the 2015 year he actively worked with the 2nd grade Learn to Swim program, teaching over 100 children in the Hampton area how to be safe in the water. He also spent time volunteering with preschool groups at the Y, working on water safety and swim lessons. He enjoys interacting with the children and working together with his mom during the lessons. Corwin stands out as an outstanding youth leader. Luter Family YMCA. Mollie Taylor volunteers to make a difference and to help others. She is active with the kids by reading, assisting kids utilizing the gaming equipment in the Youth Watch Center and helping kids with healthy nutritional choices in our play kitchen. Mollie is also active on our Board of Managers as a teen representative and has attended Blue Ridge Teen Leaders’ Club. By giving her time for nothing in return, she learns about what’s important in life, which is to give for the sole purpose of giving. She volunteers to do more and be more; to simply make a genuine difference. Mollie stands out as an outstanding youth leader. Mathews Family YMCA. Nicole Johnson shares all her gifts and abilities while helping other people and enjoys the feeling of making an impact on the community. Nicole volunteered 307 hours in Summer Specialty Camps, After School Clubs, Teen Leaders and much more, putting her leadership, organization and safety skills to good use. Nicole stands out as outstanding youth leader.

R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA. Zack Hutter has been a participant in our Teen Leaders’ Club for nearly three years. Zack regularly helps with family events, swim meets, Kids Night Out, welcoming members, and reading to children in Child Watch. Zack enjoys assisting with all youth programs; you can always find him leading games in the gym or reading to our little ones. Zack enjoys giving back to the YMCA through volunteerism, and the positive impact he makes is very apparent. Zack stands out as an outstanding youth leader. Richmond County Family YMCA. Rebecca Conley is energetic, kind, and polite, to describe her in three words. Rebecca has served our YMCA and community through her volunteer work with Leaders’ Club, After School, and Summer Camp. Rebecca has an extreme passion for helping kids feel good about themselves. Rebecca has taken on many responsibilities in our Y; however, she is best known for greeting parents and children with enthusiasm each day at summer camp. Rebecca stands out as an outstanding youth leader. PENINSULA METROPOLITAN YMCA ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average. —Jim Rohn Newport News Family YMCA . Annemarie Dickens shown throughout the summer CIT program. She read to the younger children, assisted counselors during post-camp, and was always available to assist with younger campers. She helped teach summer swim lessons, and was recognized as part of the first-place teen STEM team for their project and presentation. Annemarie stands out as an outstanding youth leader.

Northern Neck Family YMCA. William Clarke has a passion to help other young people learn the sport that he loves—soccer. He believes that sports is the perfect opportunity to help children grow in their understanding of respect and responsibility, and the importance of teamwork. He models the value of respect and speaks to children with a voice of encouragement. Furthermore, William enjoys working with children of all abilities. He helped with field setup, directed practices, coached during games and made certain that all children in his program area were treated positively and fairly. William stands out as an outstanding youth leader.

The First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula YMCA. Steven Peng helps with The First Tee’s youngest participants at 5 and 6 years old, called the Little Linksters. He is always very patient and fun for the little ones to be with, and he stays very active during their class to keep up with them! Steven stands out as an outstanding youth leader.

Victory Family YMCA. Ashley Stewart currently holds the office of Vice President in the Victory Leaders’ Club. By leading through example and mentoring others, Ashley is in her third year of Leaders’ Club and has dedicated over 200 hours of service within the walls of the Y. This young leader served as a Counselor in Training for two summers, spends her Saturday evenings being a role model at Middle School Teen Nights, and volunteers at weekend events such as Breakfast with Santa and Leaders’ Club Car Washes. Ashley has represented the Y in our community by singing Christmas carols at nursing homes, completing beautification projects at the SPCA, and delivering handmade blankets to the residents of the Veterans Hospital. Ashley stands out as an outstanding youth leader.

Westmoreland Family YMCA. Anissa Wise left a tremendous impact on our youngest campers. Anissa has a passion for reading and inspiring others to read. She kept track of our camp reading log and performed group reading and individual story. She also gave specific time to the children who struggled to read. “I have a love for reading and I’m just glad I can share its fun and magic with all of them.” Anissa stands out as an outstanding youth leader. PENINSULA METROPOLITAN YMCA ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Teens play a unique and special role as volunteers at the Y. While participating in leadership programs that are meant to develop their self-confidence through increased competency, they are asked to practice the skills learned by volunteering for other Y programs. These teen volunteers of the year stand out among their peers. They empower others; they are role models and mentors. They are inspired teen leaders.

YMCA Endowment Fund The Heritage Club is composed of individuals who have made an outright gift of cash or appreciated assets, or a planned gift through life insurance, will, charitable trust, or annuity to the YMCA’s Endowment Eund. A commitment to Heritage Club membership is the strongest statement of support that a friend of the YMCA can make.

IMPACTING LIVES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE In a world where so much comes and goes so quickly, the YMCA has lasted. We are community based, professionally managed and able to meet the changing conditions of the future. For over 150 years, the YMCA has devoted itself to youth development, healthy living and being socially responsible. We want to ensure that we will forever be available—providing membership and programs—for everyone who wants and needs the Y in their lives. Many friends of the YMCA are helping to extend its influence beyond their own lifetime by designating gifts or assets they have accumulated to the YMCA’s Endowment Fund.

Heritage Club Child Development Fund of Northern Neck Cornwall Trust  (Bill Cowardin)  Robinson Family Trust (Larry Dillon)  Richard Abbitt* Reid & Michael Abell M.J. Anderson Paul Anderson Davena Andress William & Sally Andrews III Tina Banks-Gray Theresa Beal Terry Beatley Herman & Eska Beckstoffer Neva Beierle Philip & Donna Belfield Michael & Sondra Bennett Linda Berling Teena Blyth Jennifer Boykin Mason Brent Kathleen & Michael Broderick Denley & Danetta Brown Donald & Kian Kaz Brown Robert & Debbie Brown Sr. Leslie & Jim Bryant Guy & Wendy Buck Donald Buckless Mark & Paula Bunn Betty Caldwell David & Marti Caldwell Tommy Caldwell* Tom & Diana Carnevale Danny & Ginny Carroll Sean & Polly Cogan

Weston “Bitzie” Conley* Rusty Copland William & Connie Cowardin Jr. Ollie Creekmore Sandy Davoy Frank & Ann Edgar Jr. Leslie & Howard Effler Elizabeth Elam Melanie Erickson Bill & Karie Ermatinger Ed Ewen* Michele & Norm Faulkner Mark & Vicki Favazza Debra & Victor Flores Raymond Gordon* Lee Grandison Diane & Drew Hagemann Frank Haislip Robyn & Paul Hansen Jerry & Susie Haralson Bob Harper Ty & Debbie Harrison Rebecca Haynie Pete & Connie Henderson Dieter & Mary Elizabeth Hoinkes Thomas & Elizabeth Holland Mark & Patsy Hollingsworth Bruce Hoogstraten Jim & Cass Hooker Leigh & Laurie Houghland T. N. & Ann Hunnicutt III Caroline Hurt Wyndell Hussey* Kim & David Jamison


Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered. — Dr. Seuss Kim & Steve Jarrett Pete & Josephine Kovalcik Buzz & Robin Lambert Cassie Leichty Clare Lorio Joe IV & Frances Luter James Maloney* Myron Mausteller* Dave McInnis Ron & Joyce Melvin Angie Miller Debbie Mitchell Pim & Red* Montgomery Thomas & Carolyn Morris Jr. Kim & Carl Moser Denise Munns Dennis & Phyllis Neill Walter “Cap”* & Linda Neilson Sharon Nichols Carolyn Packett Dave & Mary Patterson Kathy & Ron Peterson Robert & Karen Pfeifer Don & Myrtle Phillips Virginia Pickering James* & Suki Pierce Brianne & Michael Pietronicco Scott Pillath Sheila Pillath David Plummer Robert & Linda Powell Davetta & Bill Rinehart Austin* & Barbara Roberts III Stacia Roeth

Renee & Glenn Rountree Ken & Carolyn Schmalenberger Sandy Schuler James Sease Conway Sheild III Cristian & Kristen Shirilla Lisa & Gregg Shivers Geoff & Jennifer Shoemaker Robert & Lori Shuford Jr. Robert Shuford Sr. G. Bernard Smith Jr.* Charles “Tripp” Spencer III Charles & Anne Spencer Jr. Deb Staszewski Robert Steele* Grietje H.J.A. Van Luyn* Patrick Walker Kathy Wall-Eskridge Tony & Kay Weiler Lisa & William Weinreich Dwight & Barbara West III Jeff Whitaker Greg & Carolyn White Mike & Tricia White Nicole White* LaMonte & Simone Williams Earl Withers* Don* &  Evelyn Wolf Dr. Robert & Judy Layne-Wood Nhu & Kevin Yeargin Robert Lovell & Dr. Elizabeth Young Joe Ziglar

Summer months are a critical time for learning loss. Studies show that most students lose two months of grade-level skills in the summer, and this is especially true for children in low-income households. Second grader Kiara’s mom was thrilled when she came home after the first day of Y camp excited about the summer reading journey her counselors had shared with her group that day. Kiara’s elementary school had challenged students to meet a summer reading goal. The Y Staff heard about this and set a summer reading goal of its own. Counselors would track books read in the child’s reading log that would then count toward their summer reading goal for school. The Y partnered with a local church and had a “little free library” donated. Campers could take a book home anytime, and they could bring books to donate to the library from home as well. The YMCA also worked with the public library to ensure that all campers had public library cards—and issued cards to their parents as well. Camp traveled to the library once a week for story time, where campers also learned where to find books they were interested in and how to check out a book. Reading time was incorporated into each day at camp. As Kiara shared, “My summer was fantastic. I visited places all around the world through stories I read. Susan, my counselor, helped me when I got stuck on certain words. I didn’t like reading very much; now I have gotten a lot better. I want to be a summer camp counselor when I am older so that I can read stories and act them out for campers the way Ms. Susan does.” At the Y, camp helps campers reduce the summer learning-loss gap and put them on a path to succeed.


*In Memory Of



Top Honors For Focus-Driven Leaders The following individuals are recognized by the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA for their vision, ability to help others, and commitment to make their community a better place for all to live. Their actions exemplify the mission of the Y and our foundation for strengthening communities. Youth Development Award

Water accidents continue to be the second leading cause of serious injury and death for children. We live in a community surrounded by water. As a community organization, the Y recognizes that we have a role to play in addressing water safety. Jayden entered his first session of the ‘Learn to Swim’ Program at the YMCA as a very timid and unsure swimmer. He did not think he could perform any of the swimming skills that he saw the other kids completing. As he entered the water for the first time, he struggled and splashed. Jayden was visibly afraid of the water and clung onto his instructor, Landon. As the lessons progressed, Landon strived to build a bond with Jayden to help him feel safer in the water. By the end of the eight sessions, Jayden’s confidence beamed as he was confidently floating and swimming short distances. When Landon asked Jayden what his next swimming goal was, Jayden said he wanted to swim the whole length of the pool without any assistance. We can’t wait to see Jayden soon! Our Y teaches more than 5,000 children vital water safety and swimming skills each year.



Donald Buckless

Healthy Living Award

Social Responsibility Award

Thomas Tingle

Marcus Dowey

2016 Branch Leadership

Greater West Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candice Wilson Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hutcheson Luter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Jim Sharps Mathews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Phillips Middlesex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Thomas Taylor Newport News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleder Jones Northern Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrianne Bugg Northumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Pitts R. F. Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Kinsman Richmond County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Libby Trible Star Achievers Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry J. Lewis The First Tee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Enterline Victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preston Ivey YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mat Terry PENINSULA METROPOLITAN YMCA ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Volunteer Leaders of the Year 2015 Volunteers are the eyes and ears of the community and the hands and heart of the Y. They step up to coach youth sports, maintain our facilities, raise funds, and lead our Boards of Management. These wonderful volunteers are being honored as Volunteers of the Year with deepest appreciation for their outstanding leadership and service to the mission of the YMCA in 2015. Greater West Point Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candice Wilson Hampton Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hutcheson Luter Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laurence Spears Mathews Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Phillips Middlesex Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Gayle Revere Newport News Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Herbin Northern Neck Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margie Redlin Northumberland Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Pitts R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denley Brown Richmond County Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Patton Star Achievers Academy YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronnie Jefferson The First Tee of the Virginia Peninsula YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Beacham Victory Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Butterfoss Westmoreland Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethany Hayes YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Garrett

Your gifts to United Way help children and youth thrive, strengthen and support families, promote self-sufficiency for the disabled, create safe neighborhoods, and care for the needs of our aging populations. You may designate your United Way contribution to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA by specifying the YMCA location name. PENINSULA METROPOLITAN YMCA ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Outside of school, youth don’t always have a safe place to play. This past summer, I was hired as a camp counselor at the YMCA. On my first day as a camp counselor, I met kids from all walks of life. That was when I met two sisters, Chrissy and Jennifer. Chrissy is a 4-year-old who LOVES the world and everything in it. Then there is her sister, Jennifer, a 7-year-old who hated everyone. She seemed angry all the time, and as much as I would try to connect, nothing worked. I was puzzled by her behavior and reaction to others ,especially when they were being kind. That weekend, I attended a Y training. The leader of the session asked if any of us had children in our groups that we felt like we couldn’t connect with. I thought about Jennifer…I had given up. But then our leader said these words that stuck with me…”Kids who need the most love ask in the most unloving ways.” I went to work on Monday with a renewed spirit. I was going to make every effort to show all the campers a fun summer, full of activities in an environment with caring leaders. One afternoon, the girls’ grandma was late for pick-up. I was scheduled to leave and the girls asked if I would stay. Grandma got there at 6:30, rushed and panicked that she was so late. She said, “Thank you so much for waiting patiently with the girls. You have made such a positive difference in their lives.” Chrissy and Jennifer’s parents are incarcerated and Grandma takes care of the girls. Grandma works full-time and does everything she can to give them the best life she can. I realized then that every day we get the opportunity to change lives by providing a safe place at the Y, and in turn these opportunities change our lives as well.




Did you know that in the next ten years, over 20% of current professionals in technical fields will be retiring and 50% of our current scientists were born in foreign countries? Our country is facing a significant shortage of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. The YMCA believes we need more American-born students entering our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational pipeline. Knowing that when children are supported and inspired to learn, they will become more knowledgeable about all aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math, we put a YMCA spin on the STEM curriculum and added it to all of our summer camps. All campers had the opportunity to compete in our STEM Fair held at the Air and Space Center in Hampton, VA. In 2015, over 1,100 children attended our second annual STEM Fair.




Deeply rooted in your community, our movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side by side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. We value caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and everything we do stems from this. The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA meets the needs of over a half-million people in unique communities located throughout our service area from Isle of Wight County, the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck of Virginia.


41 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite C, Newport News, VA 23602 757 223 7925

Executive Director Danny L. Carroll Chief Operations Officer Stacia Roeth Chief Financial Officer Sandy Davoy

Facility Locations: FORT MONROE YMCA 8 Ruckman Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651

NEWPORT NEWS FAMILY YMCA 7827 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23607

GLOUCESTER FAMILY YMCA 6898 Main Street Gloucester, VA 23061

NORTHERN NECK FAMILY YMCA 39 William B. Graham Court Kilmarnock, VA 22482

GREATER WEST POINT FAMILY YMCA 3135 King William Avenue West Point, VA 23181

NORTHUMBERLAND FAMILY YMCA 6348 Northumberland Hwy. Heathsville, VA 22473


R.F. WILKINSON FAMILY YMCA 301 Sentara Circle Williamsburg, VA 23188

LUTER FAMILY YMCA 259 James Street Smithfield, VA 23430

RICHMOND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA 45 George Brown Lane Warsaw, VA 22572

MATHEWS FAMILY YMCA 10746 Buckley Hall Road Mathews, VA 23109

VICTORY FAMILY YMCA 101 Long Green Boulevard Yorktown, VA 23693





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West Point

YMCA / APYC CAMP KEKOKA 1083 Boys Camp Road Kilmarnock, VA 22482

THE FIRST TEE OF THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd. Newport News, VA 23602

YMCA WILEY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 458 Harris Road Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Leadership Development Director Kim Moser



Regional Operations Directors M.J. Anderson Michael Bennett Pete Kovalcik Geoff Shoemaker Deb Staszewski

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MIDDLESEX FAMILY YMCA 11487 General Puller Highway Hartfield, VA 23071

Human Resources Officer Davetta Rinehart


Director of Association Advancement Leslie Bryant



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Director of Program and Membership Development Paul Anderson

Virginia Beach

Director of Marketing & Communications Melanie Erickson Information Technology Director Louise Perreault Executive Assistant Erica Maynard


Creative & Digital Communications Director Kathy Baba Administrative Specialist Sheila Branson Membership & Technology Specialist Nancy Byrum Human Resources Generalist Debbie Harrison Human Resources Payroll Administrator Jalene Breeger Accounting Clerk Soyphet Dinse Training and Recruitment Director Lisa Weinreich Accounting Clerk LaChile Turner Administrative Specialist Marla Wilson

2015 Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA Annual Report  

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