YMCA of Greater Erie

Erie, PA – The YMCA of Greater Erie’s Metropolitan Board of Directors held their annual meeting and employee and volunteer recognition reception today, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the BayfrontConvention Center.  More than 200 gathered to hear the Association’s 2012 Community Impact report and recognize 95 employees and volunteers for their service to the Association – one employee marking 30 years of service.

“Having impact is what fuels our spirit as an organization.  Since 1860, our cause of strengthening community has inspired us to demonstrate what happens when we focus on our core conviction that all people, especially children, deserve an equal chance to reach their full potential in body, mind and spirit,” said Ken Slaney, Chief Volunteer Officer for the YMCA of Greater Erie.  “It is through our unending dedication to improving the quality of life that the impact we make goes beyond one person and into the heart and mind of so many more.”

Slaney presented the Association’s 2012 Community Impact Report stating, “it is the notion that, by working together, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary impact and find purposeful and meaningful relationships along the way.”

Associates from Malin Bergquist & Co. reported the Association’s 2012 audited operating revenue at $17,228,112 and expenses at $16,031,628.

Slaney, joined by YMCA of Greater Erie Chief Executive Officer Gerry Vandemerwe recognized the service of 95 employees and volunteers including that of employee Sallie Barnes for 30 years of service.  Additionally, Erie Insurance Group received the honor of Corporate Partner of the Year.

Download the Y’s 2012 Annual Report.