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BUILDING POTENTIAL STATISTICS SHOW that a large number of children from low-income environments reach kindergarten unprepared and that they continue to fall behind in school without proper interventions. This achievement and opportunity gap culminates in low high school graduation and college attainment rates, limited job prospects, and a negative economic impact for millions of youth as they enter adulthood. The Y, a longtime leader in youth development, is working to improve the educational readiness, engagement and outcomes for the country’s children, in partnership with BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life). In partnership with the Syracuse City Parks and Recreation Department, a five-week summer program, the Power Scholars Academy™, was established in 2016, serving 17 third and fourth grade children over the summer at Schiller Park. The Power Scholars Academy™ programs, built on BELL’s evidence-based model, serve more than 4.600 kids who attend high-poverty schools nationwide. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse was chosen to implement this program locally on the strength of our academic programming and staffing. This diverse group of kids, with several Spanish speakers and one child who spoke Oromo in addition to English, were called “scholars” to demonstrate high expectations and were encouraged to “Be Extraordinary,” the program’s motto. They started the day with a healthy breakfast and a community activity. Three certified teachers including a reading specialist and a special education instructor then provided 90 minutes of literacy instruction followed by 90 minutes of math instruction using a customized curriculum by Scholastic. In the afternoon scholars could also participate in the drop-in Parks and Recreation program which included free lunch and enrichment activities including chess, community service projects, and physical activities. Enrichment activities included field trips to Camp Iroquois in Manlius and an iBook class at the Apple Store in Destiny USA where the scholars got to see their writing come to life. The children also built, sanded and painted a picnic table that they donated to Schiller Park.

DEAR FRIENDS, WE’RE WORKING TO CREATE A BETTER US at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse PAST PRESIDENTS 1858–1859 1860–1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870–1872 1872–1874 1874–1876 1876–1878 1878–1879 1880–1882 1882–1883 1892–1895 1895–1898 1898–1902 1902–1916 1916–1919 1919–1921 1921–1923 1923–1926 1926–1931 1931–1934 1934–1936 1936–1942 1942–1947 1947–1957 1957–1958 1958–1962 1962–1965 1965–1968 1968–1971 1971–1973 1973–1976 1976–1979 1979–1981 1981–1983 1983–1986 1986–1988 1988–1991 1991–1992 1992–1996 1996–1999 1999–2002 2002–2003 2003–2006 2006–2009 2009–2012 2012–2014 2014–

Charles F. Stevens James Marshall Henry L. Duguid Henry D. Didama A.W. Gyle Timothy Hough Manning C. Palter Edward Smith Henry L. Duguid T.G. Bassett Isaac Bridgman M.W. Hanchett A.D. Roberts James A. Skinner George C. Sawyer W.S. Peck John Marsellus J.B. Brooks C.H. Ketcham Levi S. Chapman F.R. Hazard F.A. Barton B.E. Salisbury Levi S. Chapman B.E. Salisbury John W. Brooks Ralph E. Haven Emil Hansen R.A. Bryant Leroy Casper Frank C. Love Roscoe D. Severence Robert M. Salisbury Morris Weedon David H. Jaquith Burnett E. Haylor Richard W. Besse Ralph J. Denton R. Philip Pond Burnett D. Haylor Charles L. Shaffer Mary E. Lane Robert Penney Rev. Edwin Taylor Martin M. Duggan Edwin J. Kelley, Jr. C. Bruce Wichmann Raymond R. D’Agostino Philip Leroux Nicholas J. Phillips Kevin E. Nass Robert L. Jokl, Jr. Nathan Podkaminer Vito Sciscioli

to give our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. You know that we have life-changing programs for cancer survivors, active older adults, men and seniors, and families, just to name a few. But we know that creating a better community and a better us starts with our kids. Our sports and camp programs have long given kids the tools they need to learn about healthy habits, to work in groups to solve problems and make decisions that help them grow as individuals. But we reach kids in so many other ways, even as infants! • THE Y IS A LEADER IN CHILD CARE. We have been repeatedly recognized by the Syracuse-area community for our excellence in child care, from our Sweetheart daycare, to our before and after-school child care both in our branches and in area schools, to our Prime Time child watch programs, that allow parents to maintain healthy lifestyles while knowing their children are safe and cared for by our qualified staff. • WE MAKE SURE THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE SAFE AROUND WATER and can become strong swimmers. Our Safety Around Water and Urban Swim Initiative ensures that kids from all walks of life are equipped to make safe decisions in and around water. We provide swim lessons to over 10,000 kids yearly in our branches—that’s a lot of kids! • OUR YMCA POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™ LAUNCHED IN 2016 to help combat summer learning loss and improve the educational readiness, engagement and outcomes for kids in the city of Syracuse. Our scholars achieved math and reading gains 1 month greater than the national average! We’re expanding this program in 2017 to reach even more kids in our area. • AND OUR YOUNG AUTHORS ACADEMY GIVES TWEENS AND TEENS A SPACE TO SHARE their creativity in a supportive environment. These authors are encouraged to take command of language and shape it to tell their stories through rigorous workshops and critique to take their writing to the next level. And thanks to our Y-Arts Scholars, tuition for YAA is free for students in the Syracuse City School District. And we see young people who have participated in these programs start their first jobs at the Y, as lifeguards or camp counselors, modeling the mission of our organization to another generation of kids. We’re here to give kids a strong foundation in life, no matter who they are or where they come from. That strong foundation builds stronger families and stronger neighborhoods and it all comes together to form a better community, a better country, and a better us. THANK YOU. Sincerely,

Vito Sciscioli

Kevin Nass

Hal Welsh

President, Board of Directors

President, Board of Trustees

Chief Executive Officer

REACHING POTENTIAL FOR A BETTER US CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AT THE Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care, before and after-school and Prime Time child watch programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. Our Sweetheart Daycare, located at the North Area Family YMCA, serves over 50 families, providing full-day care services to our Y community. We offer before and after-school child care both onsite at a number of our branches and over 35 outreach sites in the community, including Baldwinsville, Central Square, East SyracuseMinoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Lyncourt, Marcellus, North Syracuse, Phoenix, West Genesee, Westhill, and in the city of Syracuse (see the full list on page 4). Our after-school arts programs give kids the opportunity to improve their academic performance while participating in a wide

Kids at Sweetheart Daycare celebrate Halloween

variety of arts programming: dance, drama, visual arts, writing, music, and more. And our Prime Time child watch in our branches gives parents a safe and fun place for their children while they make time for a healthy lifestyle. Jamie and Sean Lawless have two children at Sweetheart Daycare, Robert and Riley. Sean is in the military and is often away for weeks on end. The Lawless family relies on Sweetheart for care they can trust for their children and they’ve given back to the Y through supporting our Annual Campaign. “The YMCA is in our backyard and is a part of our community,” says Jamie. “The relationships our children develop here are invaluable!” All of our childcare programs offer kids a safe, wholesome environment that promotes social, physical and academic development—and offers families peace of mind. Dream House project by McKinley-Brighton students

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YOUNG AUTHORS ACADEMY THE YOUNG AUTHORS ACADEMY (YAA) marked its 5th anniversary in February 2017. Having started with six eager middleand high school students, the program now serves an average of 30 students weekly with four to five sessions per year. Workshops are 2 hours per class and voluntary, with participants from the suburbs, Syracuse City Schools, and homeschooled students.

The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.

The YAA now also offers internships for juniors and seniors to meet community service requirements for graduation and this June will feature the second annual senior thesis reading to celebrate our six students who are graduating and heading off to college in the fall. YAA graduates will be attending Ithaca College, St. Lawrence University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Macalester College, University of Rochester, among others. Some highlights from 2016: • Several students were medalists in the annual Scholastic awards, both regionally and in the national awards. • Christopher Costello (Junior, Westhill High School) has a poem in Stone Canoe #11, now published by the Downtown Writers Center. An essay by Emma Vallelunga (Senior, Cicero North Syracuse High School), has an essay featured in The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent, an anthology to be released in June 2017 by Haymarket Books. • The YAA Digital Storytelling class collaborated with members of the Interfaith Works’ Seeds of Peace teen program to photodocument the annual Duck Race Against Racism and are currently working on a public service announcement for the YAA program, as well as preparing to collaborate with the middle school fiction writers to develop a short subject film. • Student work was featured in Nine Mile Magazine (both print and on line) and on the podcast Talk About Poetry. • We also piloted an after school program for songwriting and spoken word, which we will resume in the fall.

Our instructor Tim Carter & YAA Halloween crew

Paige Frazier (with instructor Cayla Dutton) learns water safety skills in our Urban Swim Initative

SAFETY AROUND WATER THE Y INTRODUCED the concept of group swim lessons in 1909. Now, each year in more than 2,000 pools across the country, the Y teaches more than a million children from all backgrounds invaluable water safety and swim skills. Here in Syracuse, the Y teaches thousands of children water safety and swimming each year. Starting in 2017, the Y will be updating its lessons to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime. Along with swim lessons, the Y’s Safety Around Water/Urban Swim Initiative is designed to dramatically cut the number of swim-related fatalities among minorities. Safety in and around the water is an important issue for all children, but studies show that there are a disproportionate number of drownings among minority children. Our lifeguards and instructors provide hands-on swim safety instruction in city pools to hundreds of Syracuse City School kids each summer and families in need receive swimsuits thanks to the generosity of donors. Students who complete the program are equipped to make safe decisions in and around water. 2016–2017 ANNUAL REPORT


PARTNERING FOR A BETTER US THE YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE has a 159-year track record and onthe-ground presence to address our community’s most pressing social issues. We know that collaborating with others can amplify the impact of our work to strengthen community. That’s why we value collaboration as a means to advance our cause. Here are some of the many groups we worked with in 2016.

OUTREACH SITES Baldwinsville School District (APT) SCSD High Schools (APT)

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE BALDWINSVILLE Elden Elementary McNamara Elementary Palmer Elementary Ray Middle Reynolds Elementary Van Buren Elementary

Allen Road Elementary Cicero Elementary KWS Bear Road Elementary Lakeshore Road Elementary Main Street Early Education Roxboro Road Elementary Roxboro Road Middle Smith Road Elementary



Maroun Elementary

Brewerton Elementary



Hughes/Syracuse Latin Roberts PreK-8 Salem Hyde

East Syracuse Elementary Fremont Elementary Minoa Elementary Woodland Elementary

FAYETTEVILLEMANLIUS Eagle Hill Middle Enders Road Elementary Fayetteville Elementary Immaculate Conception Mott Road Elementary Wellwood Middle

LYNCOURT UNION FREE SCHOOL MARCELLUS Driver Middle K.C. Heffernan Elementary

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WEST GENESEE Christ Community Church East Hill Elementary Onondaga Road Elementary Split Rock Elementary Stonehedge Elementary

WESTHILL SCHOOL DISTRICT Walberta Park School Cherry Road School Onondaga Hill Middle School

AFTER-SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM Hughes Academy McKinley-Brighton Elementary Roberts Elementary Salem Hyde Elementary Syracuse Latin School Van Duyn Elementary

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SITES East Syracuse Elementary Huntington Family Centers Marcellus Elementary North Syracuse Junior High Seymour Dual Language Academy Smith Road Elementary

OFF-SITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Canton Woods Senior Center Dewitt Community Church POMCO Sacred Heart Church

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS AccessCNY ACR Health Advocates, Inc. AIDS Community Resources American Cancer Society American Food & Vending American Heart Association American Red Cross Arts and Culture Leadership Alliance of Onondaga County (ACLA) Autism Society of America– CNY Chapter Baldwinsville School District Bishop Foery Foundation Bristol Myers Squibb Canton Woods Senior Center Cathedral Square Association Catholic Charities Central Square School District Child Care Solutions of Onondaga County Christian Brothers Academy Cicero Senior Center City of Syracuse Mayor’s Office City of Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development City of Syracuse Parks & Recreation City of Syracuse Police Department CNY Services CNY Triathlon Club Cornell Cooperative Extension Craftsman Inn Crouse Hospital Dewitt Community Church Downtown Committee East Area Support Network East Syracuse-Minoa School District Exceptional Family Resources Family Video Fayetteville Fire Department Fayetteville Free Library Fayetteville-Manlius School District Food Bank of CNY Friends of Boxing Fulton Family YMCA Gebbie Clinic Girl Scouts Golden Sun Bus Service Green Lakes State Park HEMOC Huntington Family Center Immaculate Conception School Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation John Ben Snow Foundation, Inc. Joslin Diabetes Center

St. Joseph’s Hospital, winners of the YMCA CNY Corporate Games

Jowonio School Kelbermann Center KidSpeak Kinney’s La Liga–Spanish Action League Learn As You Grow Liberty Resources LitTAP Liverpool Central School District LIVESTRONG Foundation Lowe’s Home Improvement Lyncourt School District Manlius Fire Department Manlius Police Department Manlius Senior Center Marcellus School District McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center Mental Health Association of Onondaga County New York State Council on the Arts New York State Department of Health New York State Education Department New York State Office of Child & Family Services New York State Troopers Nojaim Brothers Super Market NOPL Libraries Northside Baptist Church North Syracuse School District O’Brien & Gere

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Onondaga Case Management Onondaga Community College Onondaga County Children & Family Services Onondaga County Community Development Onondaga County Dairy Council Onondaga County Department of Social Services Onondaga County Health Department Onondaga County Office of Aging & Youth Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Onondaga Enterprises, Inc. Onondaga Lake Park Oswego County Child Care Council Oswego County Department of Social Services Oxford Inn Phoenix Central School District Pioneer Homes Project Aware Redhouse Arts Center Rescue Mission S & S Worldwide Saint Agatha Foundation St. Joseph’s Hospital St. Lucy’s Church Safe and Sound Salvation Army

The Samaritan Center Say Yes to Education Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Syracuse Behavioral Health Care Syracuse Chiefs Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Syracuse Housing Authority Syracuse City School District Syracuse Crunch Syracuse Silver Knights Syracuse University School of Education Syracuse University’s Honors Program Syracuse University’s Humanities Center Syracuse University’s Lerner Center Syracuse University’s Otto Town of Clay Town of DeWitt United Way University Hospital Upstate Medical University U.S. Tennis Association Wegmans West Genesee School District Y94 FM YMCA Camp Gorham YMCA Camp Owasco



GIVING FOR A BETTER US AT THE Y, WE WORK SIDE BY SIDE with our neighbors to make sure that everyone—regardless of age, income or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our work wouldn’t be possible without our donors. We’re especially grateful to the following, who made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more. They join a circle of supporters founded in 2005 to honor the memory of Dick Besse, a philanthropist, long-standing member and leader of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Over several decades, Dick gave generously to advance our mission. Besse Society members are recognized year-round in each YMCA branch. For more information, please contact Mara Roberts at 315.474.6851 x317.

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2016 BESSE SOCIETY DONORS Advantage Sport & Fitness, Inc.

Vita DeMarchi

Allstate–Anthony Falso Agency

The Deshaies Family

The Allyn Family Foundation

Donald and Kathleen Distasio

American Food & Vending Corp

Dr. Brewster Doust

The Amos Family

Terry and Candy Dowd


Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run

Hernando Y. Arandia

The Drescher Family

Sandy and Mark Baker

Paula Mallory Engel

Leigh and Susan Baldwin

Cynthia Morrow and John Epling

Baldwinsville Rotary Club Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Farella

Earl and Kim Barber

Farone & Sons, Inc.

Kevin and Lauri Bernstein

FASTSIGNS of Syracuse

Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

Hedy and Michael Fawcett

The Bonomo Family

John and Mary Jane Fennessey

William H. Bradt

Tony and Gail Fiorito

Mark and Jennifer Bregande

Mary and Joe Flynn

Graham Brodock

John and Jennifer Funicello

The Bulger Family

Ed and Eva Galson

Mary and Bill Butler Byrne Dairy, Inc.

The Gamage Family in memory of John Gamage

Kelly Carinci and Family

The Gifford Foundation

Judy Carr

Richard and Kara Glowaki

Casey Travel, LLC

Bea Gonzalez

Cazenovia Jewelry

Cindy Dowd Greene and Mark Greene

CNY Community Foundation

G&C Food Distributors and Brokers, Inc.

CNY Sealing & Plowing, Inc.

Tom and Kelly Griffith

Columbus Foundation

Golden Sun Bus Service, Inc.

Richard E. Cote

Liz and Dick Hallberg

Amanda and Ryan Coyle

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Steven Critelli

The Hawkes Family

Crown Risk Management, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor

CSC Service Works

Haylor, Freyor & Coon, Inc.

Raymond R. D’Agostino

Hematology-Oncology Associates

Dannible and McKee, LLP

Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund

Lee and Chris DeAmicis

Dave and Ann Horan

Delta Air Lines

Independent Insurance Agents of CNY

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Irvine

Robert and Kelly Pelcher

Emily and Chris Iven

Johonna and Drew Pelletier

Elaine and Steven Jacobs

Robert A. Penney

Dr. Ralph Janicki

John and Linda Pennisi

Sara Johnson

Nicholas Phillips and Juanita Welnicki

Tom and Corinne Johnston

Lisa Pachmayer Plumley and Stewart Plumley

JTM Associates, LLC

Nate and Jane Podkaminer

Arthur A. Jutton

William and Marty Potter

Michael and Leila Giancone


Scott and Cheryle Kelley

Tony and Julie Procopio

Ed and Susan Kelley

Promotional Solutions

Tess Kenney

Cheryl and Alex Pusztai

KeyBank Foundation

Michael and Vicki Quigley

King & King Architects, LLP

Drs. Patricia A. Randall and Stanley Meltzer

Jim and Kristin King

Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation

Mr. Russell A. King

John Ridings

Sandra and John Kinsella

RockBridge Investment

Ted and Linda Kiteveles

Rotary Club of Dewitt, Inc.

Kiwanis Club of Baldwinsville

Rotary District 7150

Kohl’s Cares for Kids

The Saint Agatha Foundation

Dianne Koolakian

St. Augustine’s Church

Fritz Kucinski and Barbara Omicinski

Scott and Lisa Sears

Limperis-Mannara Family

SECNY Federal Credit Union

Mary and Tom Lane

Janet and Rick Smith

Ami Longstreet

Frank C. Smith, MD


The John Ben Snow Foundation

Richard L. Lowenberg

Joseph and Patricia Snyder

Sarah Lufler and Tim Bumpus

George and Rita Soufleris

M & T Charitable Foundation

Stewart’s Shops

Rich and Rita MacDonald

Donna Stoner and George Cady

Candace and John Marsellus

Sweet Frog Fayetteville

Massage Envy

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Tim and Patty Marshall

Syracuse Rotary Foundation

Michael and Marilouise Mattson

George and Jane Tartick

George and Tanya McGuire

Paul and Jacqueline Terwilliger

Jeff and Peggy Menter

Today’s Options

MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Foundation

Dave and Lisa Towers

Drs. Diane and Craig Montgomery

Victor and Kelly Vaccaro

Pat Mullin

Steve and Cheryl Walker

Candace and Jason Murray


Erica and James Muscatello

Welch Allyn, Inc.

Mark and Karen Nardella

Hal and Pat Welsh

Kevin and Linda Nass

C. Bruce Wichmann

Sally Lou and Fran Nichols

Lesley and Larry Wilcox

Stefanie Noble

Courtney and Lindsey Wilson

Tracey Noble

In Honor of Dr. Les Woodcock

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

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Over 900 students benefit from YMCA Arts programs in their schools

Over 7000 people in Central New York exercise their creativity through arts programs at the Y

John Tulloch

Over 3000 kids play sports in programs at the Y

The Palmer Morgenthien Family Rob and Roxanne Parmele 2016–2017 ANNUAL REPORT


ANNUAL CAMPAIGN WE BELIEVE WE HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL —a sense of community— and that everyone should have access to it. Our Membership For All program ensures that our doors remain open to whoever needs us.

Thousands of kids and 350 adults learn to swim and practice water safety at the Y

Over 1700 kids and their families benefit from child care at the Y

That’s just one reason we’re so thankful to those who support our cause. Our Annual Campaign provides a direct link between people—those who benefit from the Y’s programs and those who benefit by giving. It’s a partnership that makes us all stronger. Thanks to our donors, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse provided financial subsidies in 2016 to 15,924 people who otherwise would have been unable to participate in YMCA programs. TOTAL PARTICIPANTS



Camp Iroquois












Arts Programs




Child Care




Y Kids Inc




Urban Swim




Cancer Survivor Programs

































Diabetes Prevention Program

Over 200 cancer survivors strengthen their mind, body and spirit in our programs

Membership–Northwest ANNUAL SUPPORT

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HERITAGE CLUB MEMBERS THE HERITAGE CLUB HONORS men and women who have made a long-term commitment to strengthening the community through the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. You can become a member by making a meaningful contribution to the YMCA endowment fund or by naming the Y in your estate plan. To learn more about the Heritage Club, or to let us know you have named the Y in your estate plan, please contact Director of Philanthropy Mara Roberts at 315.474.6851 x317. Anonymous

Mary & Tom Lane

Dick Besse*

Ms. Anne G. Lloyd

Raymond D’Agostino

Richard Manville*

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fiske

John D. Marsellus in memory of his father John F. Marsellus

Mr. Robert Ford

Vincent O’Neil*

Larry Freedman*

Robert Penney

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Frye

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Pond

Mr. & Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor

George & Rita Soufleris

Ann & Dave Horan

Mr. Charles S. Togias

Ms. Evelyn Klink

C. Bruce Wichmann

Mr. Joseph Lamanna

Over 150 kids are able to enjoy the Y just like everyone else thanks to our inclusion programs


DAVE HORAN IS someone who has been committed to the Y and our cause for nearly two decades. He has also been a long time member of the Baldwinsville community and he cares deeply about the area and its future.

Over 475 kids realize their potential in school because of academic support programs at the Y

As a member of the board for the Northwest Family YMCA, Dave feels that it is important to lead by example—and he has. Because he cares so deeply about the future of the Northwest Family YMCA and the children, adults and families that will benefit from the programs and services the Y provides, he has joined the Y’s Heritage Club and has included the Northwest Family YMCA in his estate plans.

We provide nearly 400 military memberships to service men and women in our community 2016–2017 ANNUAL REPORT



Kevin E. Nass

Vito Sciscioli

Victor Hershdorfer


Edwin J. Kelley, Jr. Vice-President

Dr. Cynthia Morrow Vice-President

Lee DeAmicis Treasurer

William Bradt Secretary

Thomas Blanchard Matt Bulger Judy Carr Hayward DeBose Maureen Drescher Anthony Farella Joe Flynn Cindy Dowd Greene Daphene Johnson Robert L. Jokl, Jr. Ami Longstreet Candace Murray Kevin E. Nass Francis Nichols Roxanne Parmele Nicholas J. Phillips Nathan Podkaminer Anthony Procopio, Jr. Michael Quigley Thomas Sharkey Joseph Snyder Paul Terwilliger Victor Vaccaro Harry Hale Emeritus

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Secretary

Richard Cote Raymond D’Agostino Edgar Galson Ed Green Russell King Mary Lane Robert L. Jokl, Jr. Richard Lowenberg C. Bruce Wichmann George Soufleris Emeritus


Susan Burgess Robert Colley Len Fonte Jennifer Glancy Jim Longstaff Linda Lowen Charles Martin Bridget Saroff Michael Seperack Ellen Yeomans


Elizabeth Allen Douglas Cronin Raymond Dague Lori Dietz Matthew Fox Bethany Holbrook Leila Karkia Zachary Karmen Christopher Madden Tom Manzo Robert Markowski Wenona Timmons John Warren Courtney Wilson Aaron Wood Monique WrightWilliams Robin Zimpel-Fontaine EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA BOARD OF MANAGERS Vic Vaccaro Chair

Leigh Baldwin Chuck Beeler Chantra Bonomo Jennifer Bregande Norma Cooney Shri DeShaies Amy Dobrovech Paula Mallory Engel Ira Friedman Kelly Griffith Jim King Maria Mannara George McGuire

Dr. Diane Montgomery Mark Nardella Walt Neuhauser Tracey Noble Jenny Randle Salatha Willis Patricia Woodcock NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA BOARD OF MANAGERS Matt Bulger Chair

Phil Cleary Maureen Drescher Amy Dupell Tim Graham Sara Johnson Rich MacDonald Kirk Narburgh Joe Sheen George Tartick Dave Towers Marilyn Tucci Stephany VanDyke Geoffrey Wells Bob Sedlak Emeritus


Sandy Baker Kevin Bernstein Sue Bertrand Don Distasio John Funiciello Beth Greene Monaco Dave Horan Bob Hornaday Corinne Johnston Jill Lawlor Tim Marshall Erica Muscatello Kelly Pelcher Johonna Pelletier YMCA SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION BOARD Robert L. Jokl, Jr. President

Mary Beth Frey Thomas J. Kamide, Jr. Edwin J. Kelley, Jr. Jean Kimber Winthrop Thurlow Raymond Wright

“It has been an honor to help build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community through the Y.”

A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP HAL WELSH AFTER 42 YEARS of involvement with the YMCA, Hal Welsh, CEO and Executive Director of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, announced he would retire in 2017. Welsh, a native of Philadelphia, took over the Syracuse Y association in 1993 and helped turn it around from the brink of failure to the growing, impactful and financially-sound force in the community that it is today. During Welsh’s tenure, the association built the East Area Family YMCA in Fayetteville and Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville, as well as opening the Manlius YMCA and Southwest YMCA at OCC. Welsh was also instrumental in bringing arts programming and academic support to the YMCA of Greater Syracuse to meet the needs of more people in the area, pushing the perception of the Y beyond a gym and swim facility to an organization devoted to building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

“I want to thank the outstanding Board members and staff I have had the privilege to work with over the years. Together, we have done good things for our community. There are few places in our community that bring a wider cross-section of people together than the YMCA,” said Welsh. “It has been an honor to help build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community through the Y.” Metro Board member Ed Kelley said, “The initiatives and developments that Hal led over the last 24 years for the Syracuse Y will touch the Central New York community for generations.” Metro Board President Vito Sciscioli added, “Finding a replacement for Hal given the level of commitment and competence that he has brought to the Y will be difficult. Nevertheless we must, given the high standards that he has set for our members and the community. There is no better way to protect his legacy.”




Anne Hawkes Chief Financial Officer

Phil Kreuzer Sue LeRoy Steven Lesko Patty Lim Stefanie Noble Alicia Roberson Mara Roberts Tiffany Way

DOWNTOWN YMCA Cheryl Pusztai Executive Director

Kevin Collins Jessica DesRosiers Liz Horne-Baxter Angela Hendershot Jennifer Hughes Stephanie Michaels Ryan Murray Scott Sears Richard Turk

YMCA ARTS BRANCH Phil Memmer Executive Director

Deborah Borenstein Chris DelGuercio Dani Mosko Mike Phillips Georgia Popoff Renee Storiale Miriam Swanson Kristin Swift

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SOUTHWEST YMCA Melissa Ellsworth Mike Heppner Jack Korzyp Sarah Lufler




Lisa Pachmayer

Lisa Pachmayer

Chris Iven

Executive Director

Cheryl Walker Operations Director

Courtney Bintz Michele Cimino Jerrit Crosby Amy Grabowski Marie Grace Tammy Heitmann Holly Kontak Becky McDonough Diana Mendez Sue Montminy Peter Neiner Adam Paikin Jennifer Pinti Jennifer Savery Linda Spier

Executive Director

Cheryl Walker Operations Director

Caitlin Alcott Adrielle Franceschini Crystal Henderson Tess Kenney Mike Kochanek Jodi Mueller Kristina Mullahy Kelly Notman Cary Rueppel Ryan Spinek Jennifer Savery Renee Storiale

Executive Director

Jessica Abbey Mary Beth Anderson Kelly Butters Nicole Calhoun Kelly Carinci Allison Clarke Megan Davis Jade McClallen Jason Patti Amy Perrone Morgan Ruggeri Amber Shannon Toni Stenuf

MANLIUS YMCA Chris Iven Executive Director

Nicole Calhoun Erin Coelho Paul Laurie Amber Shannon Lesley Wilcox


Program Fees 30.75%

Contributions $786,892 Membership $11,530,162

Fees & Grants 11% Other 2.75%

Fees & Grants


Program Fees


Other $613,608 Contributions 3.5%



2016 EXPENSES Membership 52%

Salaries & Wages


Benefits & Taxes


Contract Services


Supplies, Telephone & Postage $1,433,333 Occupany $1,816,920 — Other 6% — Depreciation 7.75% — Financing 4% — Occupancy 9%

Financing $803,535 Depreciation $1,595,698 Other $1,223,435

TOTAL EXPENSES $20,570,782

— Supplies, Telephone & Postage 7% — Contract Services 3.5%

— Benefits & Taxes 10%

— Salaries & Wages 52.75%










OUR CAUSE AT THE YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our work in three areas: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen


Improving the community’s health and well-being


Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

OUR MISSION THE MISSION OF THE YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE is to put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Downtown YMCA

Manlius YMCA

Northwest Family YMCA

340 Montgomery Street Syracuse, New York 13202 315.474.6851

140 West Seneca Street Manlius, New York 13104 315.692.4777

8040 River Road Baldwinsville, New York 13027 315.303.5966

East Area Family YMCA

North Area Family YMCA

Southwest YMCA

200 Towne Drive Fayetteville, New York 13066 315.637.2025

4775 Wetzel Road Liverpool, New York 13090 315.451.2562

Onondaga Community College 4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, New York 13215 315.498.2699

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