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GROWING FOR GOOD YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE 2015–2016 Annual Report


PAST PRESIDENTS

SHARE YOUR YMCA STORY STORIES DRAW US TOGETHER and strengthen community. We all have stories of how the YMCA has changed our lives. You can help our cause by sharing your YMCA story with friends and neighbors. To share your story with even more people, please visit your Y branch to talk with a staff member. You can also visit our website to see our story blog, fill out our online story form and link to videos featuring the stories of other Y members. Visit: ycny.org/about/ share-your-story.html You can also email your story to story@syracuseymca.org. Thanks!

ON THE COVER East Area Family YMCA member Karen Cordano with her sons Tom and Charlie. Karen, a Y Runner, completed her first marathon in October 2015. Tom and Charlie love learning to swim at the Y and braving the lazy river at the new Northwest Family YMCA.

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DEAR FRIENDS, WE’RE GROWING at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse—growing to create stronger communities and stronger futures for everyone in Central New York. We’re growing by opening new facilities. Our Northwest Family YMCA opened in 2015 and we’ve been delivering on our promise to strengthen families and spirit through our programs in the Baldwinsville community. We’re growing by expanding our programs. • OUR ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM is reaching kids in schools across the region, helping them to improve their grades, but also to gain the tools they need to succeed long-term, both educationally and emotionally. • OUR TRIATHLON PROGRAM is combining the skills of our triathlon and running coaches as well as our comprehensive facilities to help people reach the next level in their training and meet their goals, whether they’re accomplished triathletes or first-timers. • OUR CANCER SURVIVOR PROGRAMS have been bolstered with the opening of the Kaye Center at the Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville, a comfortable space for information, exercise and community that survivors can call their own.
 • OUR ARTS BRANCH is serving over 850 students in after school arts programs within the Syracuse City School District and marked the 15th anniversary of the Downtown Writers Center along with providing the New York State-focused arts journal Stone Canoe a new home at the Y. Our growth is only possible because of the quality work that our staff, members, donors, volunteers and board do every single day. We’re now serving over 50,000 members, and they know that when they come to the Y, they are part of a community working to strengthen mind, body and spirit and they see that in the effort our employees put forth, at every level. We’re looking forward to more growth for good in our future, as we continue to deliver on our cause. THANK YOU. Sincerely,

Vito Sciscioli

C. Bruce Wichmann

Hal Welsh

President, Board of Directors

President, Board of Trustees

Chief Executive Officer


GROWING FOR OUR MEMBERS DENNIS NETT/POST-STANDARD

“I AM SO PROUD OF MY DAUGHTERS... THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR MY FAMILY.”

Melinda Robinson with daughters

MELINDA ROBINSON understands the importance of education. After a difficult childhood and brushes with the law, she turned her life around, had a family and earned her associate’s degree. She currently works as a substitute teacher while studying for her bachelor’s degree. Melinda turned to the Y when her older daughters Vazcee and Asja (pictured with Niylah) needed help at school. They found both educational and emotional support at the Y. Now, they have the tools and resources they need for the whole family to succeed in class and in life.

SUSAN CHARLTON found refuge in the programs of the Downtown Writers Center when her grandson, Joshua, developed a rare and aggressive form of cancer and she herself had only recently undergone a serious medical crisis. She was able to corral emotions into poetry and found a group of colleagues that became like a second family. Now, she and her grandson are healthy, but the empowering benefits of the program are ongoing.

“IMMERSION IN THIS PROGRAM BECAME A STRONG COUNTERBALANCE TO... THE WEIGHT OF GRIEF AND ANXIETY.” Sue Charlton


Kids enjoying Camp Iroquois

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OUR YMCA IS committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen in Central New York. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover what they can achieve. That’s why we help young people cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our Y programs offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. We are Central New York’s largest provider of top-quality, low-cost, schoolage childcare. Our teen volunteer/work program provides on-the-job experience to more teens than any other employer in the area. Other Y offerings include day camp, activities and facilities dedicated to teens and tweens, swimming lessons, youth sports, special-interest clubs, youth exercise programs and inclusion programs for children who have special needs. In 2015, we served 25,544 children and teens through membership and other programs. In addition, our after-school arts and academic enrichment program helped 933 Syracuse city schoolchildren develop as lifelong learners at no cost to them.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING OUR YMCA IS one of Central New York’s leading voices on health and wellbeing. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, shared interests and just plain fun. As a result, more than 45,000 people in our community are receiving the support, guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health in Participants in Salsa Sabor Y Salud spirit, mind and body. This is particularly important as our nation confronts an obesity crisis, families struggle to balance the demands of work, home and school, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Among YMCAs nationally, we are a leader in providing free programs for cancer survivors and programs to prevent diabetes. Our Downtown Writers Center is a critical piece of the area’s cultural fabric. In 2015, we provided $1.87 million in financial assistance to 14,133 people who otherwise would have been unable to participate in YMCA programs.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OUR YMCA BELIEVES Cancer survivors in our LiveSTRONG program in giving back and supporting neighbors. We have been meeting the needs of Central New York since 1858. Through our programs, we deliver training, resources and support which empowers our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles. In 2015, our Urban Swim Initiative helped 900 children gain the skills and confidence they need to stay safe and have fun in and around water. At our Downtown Men’s Residence, we provide counseling, subsidized housing, and other support services to men in transition. Our Downtown Senior Center provides subsidized housing to senior citizens and people with disabilities. Together, our residence facilities served 195 people in 2015. Through our 2015 Annual Campaign and other fundraising efforts, 2,432 members and other donors provided more than $530,000 to support our cause. We also engaged 567 YMCA volunteers who served more than 15,000 hours in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive.


PARTNERING FOR GOOD FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS

WESTHILL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

Walberta Park School Cherry Road School Onondaga Hill Middle School

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

OUTREACH SITES THE YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE has a 158-year track record and on-the-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 2015. BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE BALDWINSVILLE Elden Elementary McNamara Elementary Palmer Elementary Ray Middle Reynolds Elementary Van Buren Elementary

CENTRAL SQUARE Brewerton Elementary

NORTH SYRACUSE 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

PHOENIX SCHOOLS Maroun Elementary

SYRACUSE SCHOOLS Hughes/Syracuse Latin Roberts PreK-8

EAST SYRACUSE-MINOA

WEST GENESEE

East Syracuse Elementary Fremont Elementary Minoa Elementary Woodland Elementary

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

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

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SITES Baldwinsville School District (APT) East Syracuse Elementary Huntington Family Centers Immaculate Conception Elementary Marcellus Elementary North Syracuse Junior High Seymour Dual Language Academy Smith Road Elementary SCSD High Schools (APT)

OFF-SITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Canton Woods Senior Center Cicero Senior Center Fayetteville Senior Center Manlius Senior Center Sacred Heart Church of Cicero Westcott Community Center


COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS AccessCNY Advocates, Inc. AIDS Community Resources American Cancer Society American Food & Vending American Heart Association American Red Cross American Safety & Health Institute ARC of Onondaga ARISE Arts and Culture Leadership Alliance of Onondaga County (ACLA) Autism Society of America– CNY Chapter Baldwinsville School District Beaver Lake Birnie Bus Bishop Foery Foundation Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse Bridgeport Elementary School Bristol Myers Squibb Canton Woods Senior Center Cathedral Academy at Pompeii Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Square Association Catholic Charities Cazenovia College Central New York Tennis Association Central Square School District Child Care Solutions of Onondaga County Christopher & Banks Cicero Senior Center Cimvac Ambulance 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 Cortland State Sports Management Internships Craftsman Inn Crouse Hospital Department of Navy Downtown Committee East Syracuse-Minoa School District Eric Mower + Associates

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Exceptional Family Resources Family Video Fayetteville Fire Department Fayetteville Free Library Fayetteville-Manlius Boys & Girls Crew Teams Fayetteville-Manlius Little League Fayetteville-Manlius Meals on Wheels Fayetteville-Manlius School District Food Bank of CNY Friends of Boxing Fulton Family YMCA Girl Scouts Golden Sun Bus Service Green Lakes State Park Haylor, Freyer & Coon HEMOC Huntington Family Center Jamesville-DeWitt School District Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation John Ben Snow Foundation, Inc. Joslin Diabetes Center Jowonio School Kelbermann Center KidSpeak Kinney’s La Casita Cultural Center La Liga–Spanish Action League Learn As You Grow LeMoyne College Liberty Resources LitTAP Liverpool Central School District Liverpool Library LIVESTRONG Foundation Lowe’s Home Improvement Lyncourt School District Manlius Fire Department Manlius Police Department Marcellus School District McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center Mental Health Association of Onondaga County Morrisville State College Moyers Corners Fire Department MVP Health Care NAVAC

New York Soccer Central 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 Northside Baptist Church North Syracuse School District O’Brien & Gere OCM BOCES: Transition Services OCRRA 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-Cortland-Madison BOCES Onondaga Enterprises, Inc. Onondaga Lake Park Open Hand Theater Oswego County Child Care Council Oswego County Department of Social Services Oswego County Personnel Department Oxford Inn Party Solutions Partyhouse Entertainment Paul de Lima Coffee Co. PEACE, Inc. Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for All Ages Phoenix Central School District Pioneer Homes The Post-Standard Primary Care West

Promotional Solutions Radisson Community Association Redhouse Arts Center Rescue Mission S & S Worldwide Saint Agatha Foundation St. Joseph’s Hospital St. Joseph’s Wellness Place St. Lucy’s Church Safe and Sound Salina Free Library Salvation Army The Samaritan Center Say Yes to Education Stickley, Audi & Co. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Subway/CM Properties Syracuse Banana Syracuse Behavioral Health Care Syracuse Chiefs Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Syracuse University’s Lerner Center Syracuse University’s Honors Program Syracuse University’s Humanities Center Syracuse University’s Otto Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Syracuse Housing Authority Syracuse City School District Syracuse Crunch Syracuse Silver Knights Town of Clay Town of DeWitt Town of Lysander United Imaging United Way University Hospital Upstate Medical University Upstate Printing U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Military U.S. Tennis Association Verizon Villas of SummerField Wegmans West Genesee School District Y94 FM YMCA Camp Gorham YMCA Camp Owasco


GIVING FOR GOOD 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.

2015 BESSE SOCIETY 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.

Advantage Sport & Fitness, Inc.

Dr. Brewster Doust

Alan Byer Volvo

The Drescher Family

Allstate—Anthony Falso Agency

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run

The Allyn Foundation

Paula Mallory Engel

American Food & Vending Corp

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Farella

The Amos Family

Fayetteville Farmers Market CNY

Hernando Y. Arandia

John and Mary Jane Fennessey

Earl and Kim Barber

Fleet Feet

Dennis and Gail Baldwin

G&C Food Distributors & Brokers, Inc

Leigh and Susan Baldwin

Ed and Eva Galson

Chuck Beeler

Neil Germain

Eileen and Thomas Benzel

The Gifford Foundation

Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

Cindy Dowd Greene

The Bonadio Group

and Mark Greene

The Bonomo Family

Tom and Kelly Griffith

William H. Bradt

Samuel and Deborah Haines

Mark and Jennifer Bregande

Liz and Dick Hallberg

The Breuer Family

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Graham Brodock

John W. Hartnett

Cargill, Inc.

The Hawkes Family

Judy Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor

CNY Sealing & Plowing, Inc.

Hematology-Oncology Associates

Central New York

Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund

Community Foundation

Independent Insurance

Columbus Foundation

Agents of CNY

Richard E. Cote

Elaine and Steven Jacobs

Amanda and Ryan Coyle

Sara Johnson

Raymond R. D’Agostino

JTM Associates, LLC

Lee and Chris DeAmicis

Arthur A. Jutton

Delta Air Lines

Ed and Susan Kelley

The Deshaies Family

Tess Kenney

Scott and Jessica DesRosiers

KeyBank Foundation


Mr. Russell A. King

The John Ben Snow Foundation

King & King Architects

George and Rita Soufleris

Sandra and John Kinsella

Laurence Sovik

Fritz Kucinski and

St. Augustine’s Church

Barbara Omicinski

St. Joseph’s Imaging Associates

Mary and Tom Lane

Donna Stoner and George Cady

Ami Longstreet

Store America

Richard L. Lowenberg

Syracuse Fitness Store

Sarah Lufler and Tim Bumpus

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Gwyn Mannion

George and Jane Tartick

Candace and John Marsellus

Paul and Jacqueline Terwilliger

M & T Charitable Foundation

Dave and Lisa Towers

Rich and Rita MacDonald

The Turner Family

Mike McCaffrey

Victor and Kelly Vaccaro

Members Give

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Fund

Steve and Cheryl Walker

Joe and Kathy Miller

Wegmans

Kelly Miner and Family

John and Linda Pennisi

Hal and Pat Welsh

Drs. Diane and Craig Montgomery

Nicholas Phillips

C. Bruce Wichmann

Cynthia Morrow and John Epling

and Juanita Welnicki

Megan Wiedemann

Mark and Karen Nardella

Lisa Pachmayer Plumley

Lesley and Larry Wilcox

Sally Lou and Fran Nichols

and Stewart Plumley

Anonymous (8)

Stefanie Noble

Nate and Jane Podkaminer

Tracey Noble

William and Marty Potter

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

Tony and Julie Procopio

The Palmer Morgenthien Family

Charles and Patricia Prutzman

Rob and Roxanne Parmele

Cheryl and Alex Pusztai

Pathfinder Bank

Michael and Vicki Quigley

Robert A. Penney

David and Elizabeth Quilter Drs. Patricia A. Randall and Stanley Meltzer Chris and Susan Read Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation Nicholas and Mary Ricciardi John Ridings RockBridge Investment Rotary Club of Dewitt, Inc. Rotary Club Of Syracuse, Inc Rotary District 7150 The Saint Agatha Foundation Schopfer Architects, LLP Scott and Lisa Sears Shell Oil Company Foundation Frank C. Smith, MD Janet and Rick Smith


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. 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.

JOIN THE CAUSE Interested in becoming an Annual Campaigner for 2017? For more information, please stop by the front desk at your branch.

Thanks to our donors, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse provided financial subsidies in 2015 to 14,133 people who otherwise would have been unable to participate in YMCA programs.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

TOTAL ASSISTANCE

AVERAGE PER PERSON

83

$23,574

$284

Camps–Other

118

$35,718

$303

Residence

114

$45,352

$398

Arts Programs

225

$30,391

$135

Child Care

118

$116,088

$984

Y Kids Inc

150

$208,217

$1,388

Urban Swim

900

$21,500

$24

LIVESTRONG at the Y Programs

176

$101,387

$576

41

$13,800

$337

Membership-Downtown

3,866

$400,972

$104

Membership–North

2,859

$306,382

$107

Membership–East

3,675

$439,686

$120

Membership-Southwest

413

$54,841

$133

Membership-Manlius

143

$19,831

$139

1,252

$53,438

$43

14,133

$1,871,177

$132

PROGRAM Camp Iroquois

Diabetes Prevention Program

Membership–Northwest ANNUAL SUPPORT


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

Raymond D’Agostino

Ms. Anne G. Lloyd

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Davis

Richard Manville

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fiske

John F. Marsellus

Mr. Robert Ford

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


LEADING FOR GOOD 2015 BOARD MEMBERS METROPOLITAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

C. Bruce Wichmann President

DOWNTOWN YMCA BOARD OF MANAGERS

Vito Sciscioli

Kevin E. Nass

Anthony Farella

President

Edwin J. Kelley, Jr. Vice-President

Dr. Cynthia Morrow Vice-President

Lee DeAmicis Treasurer

William Bradt Secretary

Kim Barber Judy Carr Hayward DeBose Maureen Drescher Anthony Farella John Fennessey Joe Flynn Cindy Dowd Greene Daphene Johnson Ami Longstreet Frank Mento Stephen A. Mitchell Candace Murray Francis Nichols Nicholas J. Phillips Nathan Podkaminer Anthony Procopio, Jr. Joseph Snyder Paul Terwilliger Victor Vaccaro C. Bruce Wichmann Harry Hale Emeritus

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Treasurer

Victor Hershdorfer Secretary

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

YMCA ARTS BRANCH BOARD OF MANAGERS Judy Carr Chair

Robert Colley Terry Delavan Rob Enslin Len Fonte Jennifer Glancy Heidi Holtz Linda Lowen Charles Martin Teresita Paniagua Michael Seperack

Chair

Douglas Cronin Raymond Dague Elizabeth DeJoseph Lori Dietz Linda Henley Bethany Holbrook Leila Karkia Zachary Karmen Scott Lickstein Tom Manzo Robert Markowski John Warren Ashley Wilson 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 Shri DeShaies Paula Mallory Engel Kelly Griffith Jim King

Maria Mannara Michael McCaffrey George McGuire Dr. Diane Montgomery Mark Nardella Walt Neuhauser Tracey Noble Salatha Willis NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA BOARD OF MANAGERS Matt Bulger Chair

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

NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA BOARD OF MANAGERS Cindy Dowd Greene Chair

Sandy Baker Kevin Bernstein Sue Bertrand Don Distasio John Funiciello Dave Horan Bob Hornaday Corinne Johnston Tim Marshall Erica Muscatello Kelly Pelcher Johonna Pelletier Roxanne Parmele YMCA SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION BOARD John Fennessey President

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


John and his wife, Mary Jane

“Our Y provides an astounding number of human services that address a wide range of needs that are not being served at all, or, if served, not as well as those provided by our Y.”

SERVICE FOR GOOD JOHN FENNESSEY JOHN FENNESSEY has been a long-time Y member, volunteer, and donor. John began his Y journey in the 1970s. As an undergraduate student at Harpur College (now SUNY Binghamton), John was introduced to the game of handball, and he was hooked! John then went to Syracuse University, where he obtained his Master’s degree, and moved to Rochester for employment where he joined the local Y and continued his passion for the game.

company helped the Y prepare the application the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved to fund the Y’s current 30 senior housing apartments. “My professional experience in housing gave me a special interest in helping the Y in the challenges of serving an elderly housing population. It has also helped with addressing the needs of homeless men in our Downtown Men’s Residence.”

In the early 1970s, John’s employer, the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) transferred him to Syracuse to help in the development of an entirely new community on undeveloped land in the town of Lysander-Radisson. Since he was now living in the Syracuse area, John joined the Downtown Y, where he continued to play handball. As John says, “Handball drew me to the Y, and my stewardship with the New York State Urban Development Corporation drew me to the creation of government-assisted housing.”

“Our Y provides an astounding number of human services that address a wide range of needs that are not being served at all, or, if served, not as well as those provided by our Y. It is imperative that we all feel an obligation to maximize our individual financial support of our Y for all that it does, and how well it implements these vital human services.”

John went on to become a Metro board member, and he also became a member of the YMCA Senior Citizen Housing Board. John now serves as the Senior Housing Board president, which oversees the Downtown YMCA Senior Apartments. His real estate development

We appreciate the opportunity to recognize and thank John for his many years of volunteer service, and his personal support for the YMCA. His longstanding commitment and dedication to our cause and to our work have helped thousands of seniors and men in transition have a place to call home. We thank John for everything he does and has done for the Y and the people we serve.


WORKING FOR GOOD SENIOR STAFF YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE METRO OFFICE Hal Welsh General Director

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 Dani Mosko Jonathan Paduano Georgia Popoff Melissa Rashford George Skafidas Miriam Swanson Kristin Swift

SOUTHWEST YMCA Melissa Ellsworth Jack Korzyp Sarah Lufler Kelly Wentworth

NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA

NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA

EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA

Lisa Pachmayer

Lisa Pachmayer

Chris Iven

Executive Director

Cheryl Walker Operations Director

Kelly Casson Tom Chigaridas Michele Cimino Jerrit Crosby Amy Grabowski Marie Grace Holly Kontak Becky McDonough Sue Montminy Peter Neiner Kelly Notman Jennifer Pinti Jennifer Savery Linda Spier Abbi Turner Cheryl Walker

Executive Director

Cheryl Walker Operations Director

Caitlin Alcott Tom Chigaridas Adrielle Franceschini Crystal Henderson Kat Kane Tess Kenney Jodi Mueller Kelly Notman Kristina Robb Cary Rueppel Ryan Spinek Jennifer Savery Eugene Waldron

Executive Director

Jessica Abbey Kelly Butters Nicole Calhoun Amanda Coyle Megan Davis Steve Hasto Jade McClallen Kelly Miner Tamra Moroski Jason Patti Amy Perrone Morgan Ruggeri Amber Shannon Toni Stenuf

MANLIUS YMCA Paul Laurie Dennis Taft Lesley Wilcox


STRONG FOUNDATION 2015 REVENUE

Program Fees 34.1%

Contributions $1,166,150 Membership $9,105,413

Fees & Grants 8.5% Other 3.5%

Fees & Grants

$1,627,634

Program Fees

$6,509,595

Other $661,660 Contributions 6.11%

TOTAL REVENUE

$19,070,452

2015 EXPENSES Membership 47.8%

Salaries & Wages

$9,981,580

Benefits & Taxes

$2,123,782

Contract Services

$626,576

Supplies, Telephone & Postage $1,306,367 Occupany $1,666,282 — Other 5.6% — Depreciation 7.1%

Financing $412,946 Depreciation $1,304,131

— Financing 2.2%

Other $1,041,699

— Occupancy 9.0%

TOTAL EXPENSES $18,463,363

— Supplies, Telephone & Postage 7.1% — Contract Services 3.4%

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS $607,089

— Benefits & Taxes 11.5%

TOTAL ASSETS $44,449,401 TOTAL LIABILITIES $25,073,341 NET ASSETS $19,376,060 — Salaries & Wages 54.1%


YMCA OF GREATER SYRACUSE

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

HEALTHY LIVING

Improving the community’s health and well-being

SOCIAL REPONSIBILITY

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

The Arts Branch of The YMCA of Greater Syracuse 340 Montgomery Street Syracuse, New York 13202 315.474.6851 x328

YMCA Day Camp Iroquois 4795 Sweet Road Manlius, New York 13104 315.637.2025

YMCA of Greater Syracuse 2015-2016 Annual Report  

Growing for Good: 2015-2016 Annual Report of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse

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