Building a Better Us
Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better. From advocacy to education, disease prevention to sports for all abilities, swim lessons to after school programs, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. In 2017, 136,243 people grew stronger at the Y through membership, programs, volunteering and giving.
Leading the Way
Because of our generous donors and volunteers, our Y is strengthening communities throughout Greater Kansas City. Together with your support, our Y is bridging gaps of income, race, religion, age and more, to help thousands of people reach their potential and find hope for the future.
- David Byrd, President and CEO
It has been my pleasure to serve as the Y's Chief Volunteer Officer. I'm inspired by the Y's unique ability to address the holistic needs of individuals and families of all ages and all backgrounds. The Y has proven time and time again that it can bring diverse individuals and communities together for the greater good.
- Chris Kurtz, Chief Volunteer Officer, 2016-2018
Serving as Chairman of the Kansas City YMCA is such a rewarding, and humbling experience as a volunteer leader. This organization makes such a positive impact in our city, because we meet the needs of people when they need us the most. Regardless of age, socioeconomics, ethnicity, geography, physical ability, and spirituality, we welcome all.
- Cici Rojas, Chief Volunteer Officer, 2018-2020
Thanks to our Board of Directors for volunteering their time to govern our Y. The YMCA of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors works closely with the senior leadership staff team to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Thanks to our donors! Your generous gifts help make sure all in need have the opportunity to grow stronger through Y programs and membership, regardless of their financial resources.
Share Our Cause
Every dollar donated to the Y helps strengthen the greater Kansas City community. The Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Learn more and view videos about how your donations to the Y change the lives for the better.