YMCA of Greater Kansas City
3100 Broadway
Suite 1020
Kansas City MO 64111
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-9622
Fax 816- 753-2908
Mission Statement
Our Mission
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.

Our Vision
People of all ages have access to the resources and experiences that provide safe passage through life’s many chapters ensuring a passport for life.
Our Values
Character development gives us the ability to meet our mission. By holding ourselves accountable and building character around our core values—Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility—we build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our Areas of Focus
  • Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of youth and teens.
  • Healthy Living: Improving the community’s health and well-being.
  • Social Responsibility: Providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David L. Byrd
Board Chair Ms. Cici Rojas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tico Productions LLC, Tico Sports
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1860
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Whether you're volunteering your time or making a donation of money, goods or services to the Y, your gift strengthens our community and advances our programs. Donate online at  http://www.kansascityymca.org/ways-give 

You can also give by mailing a check or credit card to the attention of Financial Development.

 Volunteer opportunities abound in the following areas: Togetherhood, youth sports coaches, buddies for Challenger Adaptive program
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Our Mission
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.

Our Vision
People of all ages have access to the resources and experiences that provide safe passage through life’s many chapters ensuring a passport for life.
Our Values
Character development gives us the ability to meet our mission. By holding ourselves accountable and building character around our core values—Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility—we build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our Areas of Focus
  • Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of youth and teens.
  • Healthy Living: Improving the community’s health and well-being.
  • Social Responsibility: Providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Background Statement

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City was the seventh YMCA in North America and was launched in Kansas City, Missouri in 1860. It was organized to provide a safe refuge for young men coming to the “big city” to work. The Y helped prevent them from falling victim to the negative influences more commonly found in urban areas. The Y’s mission has evolved over the years to address the social determinants of the day, but what remains constant is the organization’s commitment to strengthening community. The key focus areas of the YMCA are youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The Y's current vision, Safe Passage: Passport for Life, means that the Y is here to give people at every stage of life the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive so they can reach their full potential. Every day, the YMCA serves five generations of families within the walls of our 13 membership centers and at more than 100 program sites throughout Kansas City. When people come through our doors, we know they are dealing with many personal challenges, including parenting, child care, divorce, aging parents, a medical diagnosis, a weight problem, bullying, or widowhood. Our vision is to support individuals and families on their journey, no matter what life challenge or transition they are facing.

Impact Statement
In 2018 we took important steps to advance our work with Diversity, Inclusion and Global. We celebrated the opening of the New American Welcome Center at the North Kansas City Y as a hub for our efforts including offering English as a Second Language classes, hosting Welcoming Week activities across Kansas City, and supporting the ELL efforts of the North Kansas City School District. Our Board Chair, Cici Rojas, was appointed to the YMCA World Council. Since our last profile update, we completed capital projects including the Atchison Family Y, the James B. Nutter Sr. Community Center/Linwood Y, the Riverside Fitness Outdoor Fitness Court, and broke ground for the Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center in November 2018. Truman Medical Center opened the University Health Clinic on the campus of the Linwood Y, the first partnership of this kind in the country. Finally, the Y strategically consolidated our early learning and Head Start programming to better serve families.
The Y’s goals for 2019 include:
  • Launching a revised organizational strategic plan;
  • Continuing to develop innovative models of population health management that integrate clinical and community-based services;
  • Implementing a partnership with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County to provide programming at 1-3 community centers within the county;
  • Continuing to work with area hospitals, municipalities, school districts, and other agencies to make programs and services available.
Needs Statement
  1. The Y is in the final stretch of raising capital funds to make the Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center at the Lyric Theater a reality. Funding and support from the community is needed to finish the campaign.
  2. Contributions to the annual campaign are needed on an ongoing basis. These dollars help provide financial assistance to more than 25,000 people, giving them access to membership and programs.
  3. The Y counts on generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to strengthen the community. Y volunteers provide direct support to programs, raise needed funds, support special events, and provide leadership by serving on Community Mission Boards and the Board of Directors. The Y publishes a searchable project catalog of current volunteer opportunities through www.volunteermatters.org.
Service Categories
Young Men's or Women's Associations
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I’m passionate about volunteering my time to lead the Y because the Y is the only organization I know that supports people in all aspects of their lives, throughout their lives. The Y takes a holistic approach to serving all ages--infants, children, teens, adults, families and seniors. We are unique in how we address not only the physical needs of people, but also their spiritual, social and mental health. The Y is so much more than a place to swim or work out. Early education, after school programs, water safety education, college preparation, chronic disease prevention and programs for seniors are just a few of the ways the Y helps people at every stage of life reach their fullest potential. The Y is also consistently evaluating community needs and working to make sure that programs and services remain relevant. All along the way, the Y creates a sense of community where people feel supported on their journey.

Chris Kurtz, Chairman, YMCA Board of Directors

The Y’s approach to successful youth development is demonstrated through a road map that identifies important cognitive, social-emotional, and physical milestones along the birth-to-career continuum.
  • Early Learning (Head Start and non-Head Start) - Licensed programs that provide children ages 6 weeks-5 yrs with high-quality experiences to develop/prepare them cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically.
  • Y Club Before and After School Programming - provides academic enrichment, healthy snacks and physical activity, and large and small group activities during afterschool hours to elementary age youth.
  • Y Achievers - encourages students in 7th-12th grade to pursue educational and career goals through high school graduation, acceptance into, and retention in institutions of higher education.
  • Youth Volunteer Corps (YVCKC) - provides team-based, diverse, structured service learning opportunities for youth ages 11-18 to help improve their community.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Children Only (5 - 14 years),
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • 85% of children that transition from early learning programs will be "kindergarten ready" based on achievement of social, emotional and cognitive milestones.
  • 60% of youth in Y Club will maintain or improve in academic engagement.
  • 90% of youth completing survey will report positive relationships with Y staff and/or participants.
Long-Term Success

Youth will develop positive attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors in key areas of academic development, social development, and healthy living: 

  •  Academic motivation/engagement
  • Importance of/Aspirations for Educational Attainment
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Social Self-Confidence
  • Social Responsibility
Program Success Monitored By
  • Head Start Early Learning programs are required by MARC (Head Start grantee) to measure child outcomes utilizing DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile).  
  • Early Learning programs utilize the Galileo Outcomes measurement software on various domains of milestones of developmental, social emotional and cognitive accomplishment. The Young Achievers program uses a pre-post survey developed by YMCA of the USA measuring knowledge of the post-secondary process. They also administer a pre-post-test to assess the impact that the national college tour has on their knowledge.
  • Youth Volunteer Corps tracks the number of youth volunteers, the number of projects completed, and the total number of hours of service provided.
Examples of Program Success
2017-18 Results:
  • 88% of Kindergarten-eligible children advanced to Building Middle or Building Later levels on the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) during the 2016-17 Spring Assessment period.
  • 88% of children who transitioned out of Head Start into Kindergarten demonstrated Kindergarten-readiness skills.
  • 5,639 youth discovered support and friendship in Y Club programs.
  • 71% of Y Club youth maintained high or moved from a low to high score on academic engagement.
  • After attending the national college tour, 81% of Young Achievers said they were looking forward to going to college and 72% were confident they will be accepted into college (up from 50% pretest).
  • 753 youth volunteers completed 495 service projects totaling 22,096 service hours.

Tahkeeyah can work to support her family and take classes to become a nurse, while her three children receive quality care and education at Thomas Roque YMCA Head Start. "They treat everybody as family," Tahkeeyah said.
The Y’s Healthy Living services and programs, including evidence-based and research-informed programs that improve health and wellbeing and strengthen the relationships between traditional health care systems and community-based organizations. These relationships provide the community with an accessible continuum of programs focused on well being through the lifespan.
  • Promoting Wellness:Lifestyle Coaching and Personal Training, Group Exercises Classes, Corporate Wellness
  • Reducing Risk:Weight Management/Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Education, Diabetes Prevention
  • Reclaim Health:Arthritis management, Cancer survivorship, Blood pressure self-monitoring and management
  • Partnerships with organizations and research institutions for:
  • Delivery of curriculum addressing specific disease states (e.g. stroke, Alzheimer's)
  • Testing new platforms and models for community-clinical integration
  • Construction of infrastructure and procedures to derive insights from data
  • Continuation of quality improvement processes
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Adults, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • 75% of participants will agree that they have increased health literacy as a result of the Y’s nutrition education and weight management programming
  • 75% of participants in behavior change programming will report positive progress on personal goal attainment
  • 100% of participants in the Choose to Lose Weight Management program will lose weight by week eight
  • 60% of new Y members will complete a fitness consultation
  • The Y will develop new workflow processes and protocols for integrated service delivery models of clinical and community-based programming
Long-Term Success
  • Improved health literacy.
  • Increased knowledge, confidence, motivation, and sense of support for healthy living (nutrition and physical activity).
  • Reduction of risk for health issues.
  • Improved health outcomes.
  • Improved overall quality of life.
  • Reduced cost to the heath care system.
  • Leveraged community partners to better scale the delivery of existing and future programs focused on health promotion, disease prevention, and the treatment of chronic disease and associated risk factors
Program Success Monitored By

  • Participants in the Y’s Healthy Living programming will complete reflective post-test surveys measuring their perception of personal knowledge or awareness gained as a result of the program.
  • Participants in the Y’s healthy lifestyle behavior change programs will track their weight and minutes of physical activity; participants in disease-specific interventions may also track blood pressure and waist circumference.
  • The number of fitness consultations that members have with a health coach will be recorded in the Y’s Active Net registration system. Dashboard reports are reviewed monthly by Y membership center leadership and Association leadership.
  • Iterative progress in service delivery model development will be evidenced by new workflow processes and protocol.
  • Examples of new programs or events launched as part of partnerships will be documented as well as the number and types of memorandums of understanding.


Examples of Program Success
Success Story:
Enhance Fitness is a program designed to increase mobility and comfort for people with arthritis, like Olathe Family YMCA member Claudia. Coming to class has helped her manage severe pain, improve her posture and keep moving. “I feel like if I hadn’t started coming to the Y, I would not be walking today,” Claudia said.
  • Youth Sports - Y sports programs teach and enhance healthy physical, mental and spiritual well-being in a safe and fun environment. Youth learn fundamental sports skills and the importance of fundamental life skills including teamwork, self-discipline, social skills, and friendship building.
  • Challenger/Adaptive - Individuals, ages 4 up to 30, with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through recreational and social opportunities. Challenger athletes work with trained volunteers or "buddies" that provide one-to-one support.
  • Swim Lessons - the Y provides individual and group swim lessons to youth of all ages, nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.
  • Learn to Swim - The Y partners with school districts that serve a high percentage of children living in poverty to provide swim lessons/water safety to children during/after the school day.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Leisure & Recreational Activities
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Youth demonstrate improved water safety skills and basic swimming skills
  • Youth of all abilities make friends and learn new skills within a safe, caring, and supportive environment.
Long-Term Success
  • Teach and enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being for all participants, while participating in a safe, fun and inclusive environment
  • Foster improved physical fitness for youth and young adults with special needs, while also nurturing personal growth, fun, and friendships through sports and recreational activities.
  • Teach life-saving skills and prevent drowning.
Program Success Monitored By

Success in Y sports and aquatics programs are demonstrated through an annual survey conducted by a third party that measures parent satisfaction and the likelihood that members will recommend programming to others (net promoter score). We also monitor the number of youth served in aquatics programming and Challenger programming

Examples of Program Success
2017-2018 Results:
  • 6,025 youth learned life-saving swim skills to reduce their risk of drowning.
  • 11,801 youth learned teamwork and stayed active in sports.
  • 1,250 youth and young adults and 800 volunteers participated in Challenger sports and social events
Success Story: 
Reanna has learned new skills such as how to float on her back and built confidence along the way. That has also given her mom confidence that Reanna will be safe. “I did not take swim lessons as a child...so to see my child be able to have this gift and be able to swim, that’s wonderful to me,” said Reanna’s mom, Tiara.
The Y's New American Welcome Center (NAWC) initiatives aim to bring together individuals and families from different cultures and backgrounds in an inclusive way, building relationships and communication, so all of Kansas City can benefit from the talents, skills, and experiences of its residents. The hub of this work is at the North Kansas City Y. This work includes:
  • Offering Welcoming Week events at all Y membership centers;
  • Providing a place where New Americans can get information and get resources to meet their personal goals;
  • Assisting immigrants to fully integrate into American society and preparing receiving communities to be welcoming and inclusive;
  • Providing swim lessons for new Americans in partnership with Jewish Vocational Services;
  • Providing 5 levels of English as a Second Language classes for families at the NKC Y;
  • Providing space and Kids Zone programming for participants for the NKC school district's ELL classes.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Intergroup Relations
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The goals are: 
  • 100% of Y membership centers in Kansas City will host at least one event/program for New Americans per year;
  • 1000 New Americans will interact with the Y's New American Welcome Center (NAWC) through various activities annually.
Long-Term Success
The Y’s goal is to strengthen our community by becoming a “safe haven” that provides multilingual information, resources, and referrals to New Americans to help them attain their goals. Goals may include: learning to speak, read, and write English, make connections with the culture of the United States, and increase their employability or find a job.
The Y's cause is to work every day to make sure that everyone - regardless of who they are or where they come from - can reach their full potential. The Y's Welcoming Week events will bring people together in a spirit of unity, to celebrate our diversity and the importance of being inclusive for stronger, more cohesive communities. “Our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential. The Y is committed to providing a welcoming environment, whether this be with our neighbors, newcomers in our city or Y members,” April Osegueda, the community outreach coordinator for the YMCA, said.
Program Success Monitored By
The NAWC is a new and developing initiative within the Y's Diversity and Inclusion Global work. The Y is tracking the following:
  • The number and type of welcoming activities that take place at the NKC Y and other Y membership centers in Kansas City;
  • The number of New Americans participating in ESL classes, Welcome Week activities, swim lessons, ELL supports, staff training, and other evolving programs;
  • The number of ESL class participants that graduate from each level.

The Y has an AmeriCorps VISTA member that oversees capacity building for the Y's NAWC and other Diversity and Inclusion Global initiatives. This position will monitor this data and it will be used to evaluate what is working and should be replicated and scaled versus what is not working and needs improvement.
Examples of Program Success
The Y recently held the 3rd annual Welcome Week, designed to help integrate families from a wide spectrum of cultures into the Kansas City area. Many of the members that come in to the NKC YMCA are from a mixture of different cultures and backgrounds, from Somalia, Vietnam, Honduras, Cuba, and many more. Welcome Week allowed all these families to meet one another and learn about the Y and all the programs it has to offer.
April Osegueda, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Y, is responsible for organizing and coordinating Welcome Week. According to Osegeuda, “Our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential. The Y is committed to providing a welcoming environment, whether this be with our neighbors, newcomers in our city or Y members,” Osegeuda said. “Welcome Week is a great platform for all to feel inclusive and connected…it is a great week to say no matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe, we welcome you.”
CEO Comments
At the heart of the Y’s work is helping individuals live better, and in turn, make our community a better place for all. As our communities change, we must continue to evolve. The work our Y is doing in diversity, inclusion and global is helping us better serve our increasingly multicultural community. Recent successes include opening the New American Welcome Center at the North Kansas City YMCA, offering English as a Second Language Classes, and bringing together people from diverse backgrounds during Welcoming Week events at Ys across the metro. As health remains a challenge, the Y continues to address how we can meet people where they are to help prevent and manage chronic disease. Truman Medical Center’s new University Health Clinic that opened in 2018 adjoining the Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center is one example of the importance of partnerships to increase accessibility to health care and lifestyle change opportunities. We look forward to expanding this partnership with an additional University Health Clinic at the future Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center. Another challenge our community faces is affordable early education programs. We are fortunate to continue our partnership with Mid-America Regional Council to provide Head Start programs and to maximize the resources we have available to continue this important work.
Through it all, the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities — bridging gaps of income, race, religion, age and more. But we can’t do it alone. We continue to count on philanthropic support and volunteers to address immediate needs in the neighborhoods we serve.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. David L. Byrd
Term Start June 2010
CEO Total Compensation N/A
With more than 39 years of service at YMCAs across the country, David Byrd leads the YMCA of Greater Kansas City with a passion to ensure a brighter future for children, teens and families. He began his current role in June 2010, and is leading the organization through a new 10-year strategic vision plan. A part-time job in youth development at the YMCA in Thomasville, NC, marked the beginning of his career with the Y. He discovered his calling to serve with the Y movement, and eventually went on to hold leadership roles including president/CEO of YMCA of Greater Durham in Durham, NC, vice president of operations of Central Florida YMCA in Orlando, FL, and most recently, chief operating officer for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in Nashville. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Education in Business/ Applied Science from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts from High Point University in High Point, NC. He has two daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys fly fishing, traveling, reading and spending time with family.
Former CEOs
Mr. H. Eugene Dooley Jan 1987 - June 2010
Charles Law Jan 1974 - Jan 1987
Senior Staff
Title Chief People Officer
Since joining the Y as chief people officer in January 2011, Andrea Allison-Putman has led staff and volunteer leadership, payroll, benefits, diversity and inclusion, training and recruitment. She has more than 20 years of executive experience in leadership development, employee relations, inclusion, recruiting, training and volunteer engagement. She serves on the YMCA of the USA national Training and Leadership Development Advisory Board, YMCA of the USA national Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Resource Network and served as the Chair of the 2012 and 2014 YMCA Mid-States Cause-Driven Leadership Conference. Andrea volunteers with many organizations including the University of Missouri Alumni Association, Harvesters—The Community Food Network and Jackson County CASA. Andrea is active in many civic and community organizations including Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Friends University and a BSBA from the University of Missouri. In 2011, Andrea received the Equalizer Award from the Urban League for her individual achievements in support of diversity and inclusion.
Title Sr. VP of Capital Assets and Risk

As senior vice president of capital assets and risk, Mark Hulet is responsible for management of all organization facilities, new capital development, renovation and construction, and risk management. He has a diverse background in all aspects of YMCA operations and support. He started with the Y in 2000 as the executive director at the Richard C. Green, Sr. Family YMCA and has held various advancing positions with the Y including vice president of membership services and vice president of capital asset management. Hulet has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri.

Title Chief Financial Officer
Since 2004, Kelli McClure has served as chief financial officer, providing direction and leadership for the Y’s finance and business operations and strategic initiatives. She also provides oversight of the Y’s accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of its financial reports. Kelli has served on a variety of national YMCA task forces through the years, and is currently an active member of the North American Urban Group of CFOs and a member of the YMCA of the USA National CFO Roundtable. Prior to becoming CFO, Kelli served for five years as the controller for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Before joining the Y, Kelli was a staff accountant (CPA) specializing in audit and tax services for three years at Troupe Kehoe Whitaker and Kent PC. She holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Kansas, and she earned her CPA in 1996.
Title Chief Development Officer

Michelle Ford is a veteran of the Y movement, with 25 years of experience starting at the Paul Henson YMCA in Prairie Village as a part-time youth sports coordinator. She has held many positions within the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, with responsibilities in operations, programs, facility management and fundraising. She was the team leader opening two new YMCAs in Olathe and Bonner Springs, was instrumental in starting the YMCA Challenger program for kids with special needs in 2006 and also spearheaded the construction of our all accessible Challenger sports complex that opened in 2010. In her newest role as chief development officer, she works with volunteers, Y centers, program operations and other community leaders to help support kids, families and seniors in our communities through our annual giving, capital campaigns and endowment/planned giving. She also continues to support the Challenger program. She advances the Y movement as a YMCA of the USA Faculty Trainer in Annual Support Campaign.

In his current role, Troy Patterson supervises general technology operations and development at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He has more than 20 years of YMCA experience. Most recently he was vice president and chief information officer for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for four years. He started his career as a youth and sports program director at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 1994. He gained experience as a center and camp director in Topeka, KS, and returned to Kansas City in 1999 as director of operations for school-age child care. He then began focusing on technology for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as the Associate Vice President of Technology.
Title Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President

John Mikos serves as a key member of the Y’s senior leadership team, supporting the organization’s vision and setting the strategy and direction for all operations and programs throughout the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He joined the Y in December 2013, bringing more than 28 years of leadership experience with YMCAs across the country. Most recently he served as the chief operating officer for the YMCA of Western North Carolina in Asheville. There he was successful in leading a variety of strategic efforts supporting the Y’s membership and program growth, including spearheading one of the most effective YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs in the country. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and Business Management from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Janet, and their two children love being part of the Kansas City community.

Title Vice President, Operations

Scott Clark joined the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as district vice president of the Southwest District in December 2010. Clark manages the 8th Street, Bonner Springs, Olathe, Paul Henson and Providence YMCAs, and offices at the Olathe Family YMCA. Previously he served as senior executive director at the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton, MA. During his time at Old Colony, he oversaw a major capital campaign for expansion, helped increase membership, and managed corporate, child care and family programs. His experience also includes leading the Taunton and Easton Centers in Massachusetts and chairing the membership development task force for the Y. He began his career with the Y as a center executive in Lincoln, IL, and Springfield, IL.

Title Vice President of Operations

As North District vice president, Garry Linn oversees the Atchison and North Kansas City YMCAs, as well as Platte County Community Center North and Platte County Community Center South, operated by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He offices at North Kansas City YMCA. He began his current role in November 2010. During his Y career, he has served as the sports director at the Blue Springs Family YMCA, center executive for the Richard C. Green, Sr. Family YMCA, and center executive for Platte County Community Center South. He has been instrumental in the continued collaboration with Platte County, as well as developing partnerships with Riverside and North Kansas City, MO. He shares his expertise with the Y movement as a YMCA of the USA Faculty Trainer in Fiscal Management.

Experience/Biography Paula Oxler has served in various communications roles at the Y since 2008 and has been in her current role overseeing media relations, print and electronic communications, and strategic communication since December 2013. She discovered her passion for nonprofit communications early in her career through working on the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s fundraising campaign and working as a copy editor and reporter at The Kansas City Star. Prior to joining the Y, Paula was the public relations specialist at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care for four and a half years. Her work has received Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards for Excellence in Communications and NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) Communications Awards. Paula holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kansas.
Title Senior Vice President, Community Integrated Health

As the first physician on staff at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Dr. Bascom leads the Y’s innovative chronic disease prevention and management initiatives. Current evidence-based programs include the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention program, Blood Pressure Self Monitoring, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA for cancer survivors, and Enhance Fitness® for those with arthritis. She has more than 10 years of experience in clinical integration, performance improvement and deployment of health information technology systems.

Paid Full-Time Staff 350
Paid Contractors 27
Volunteers 4104
Retention Rate 82%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • The Y provides lifesaving swim instruction to youth at Operation Breakthrough, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Oak Ridge Baptist Day School, and the Children’s Center Campus early education program.
  • The Y has a partnership with Truman Medical Center (TMC) that includes a signed MOU that allows for the coordination of quality health care services including primary care, pediatrics, and behavioral health at the University Health Clinic at the Linwood Y.
  • The Y provides 84 Y Club Before and After School sites across multiple school districts;
  • The Y provides preschool programming at Shawnee Mission schools and partners with Kansas City Kansas Public Schools to provide before and after school support for Head Start programming.
  • The Y has agreements with the City of North Kansas City and Platte County to operate the local community center.
  • The Y will provide the following programming at 1-3 community centers in Wyandotte County in 2019: Enhance Fitness, Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention, Group Exercise, Blood Pressure Self-Management, youth tutoring and Young Achievers programming.
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter1860
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

The Y’s work and mission is unique because we strive to meet the needs of people where they are regardless of age, socioeconomics, geography, ethnicity, and physical ability. I look forward to continuing our diversity and inclusion efforts and expanding services to more children, families and individuals across the metro. As we begin to launch a revised strategic plan, innovation will play a central role in our work. Our organization will change and serve a multicultural demographic. We will need to constantly seek the best and most flexible solutions to fulfill our mission and goals while keeping sustainability at the forefront. This includes continuing to work with area hospitals, cities, school districts and other agencies to increase accessibility of Y programs and services. It’s also my pleasure and honor to share my passion for the Y by also serving nationally on the YMCA of the USA Board of Directors and on the international World Council of YMCAs. We have much to share and much to gain through these national and international relationships that will ultimately benefit our local greater Kansas City community.

CiCi Rojas, Chief Volunteer Officer, Board of Directors

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Cici Rojas
Company Affiliation Tico Productions LLC, Tico Sports
Term May 2018 to May 2020
Email cici@tico-sports.com
Board Members
Mr. Rick Berger Berger Company
Mr. Allen Blair Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Ms. Mitzi Cardenas Truman Medical Center
Mr. Gregory Cotton
Ms Jackie DeSouza Research Medical
Mr. Jeremy Gaskill Humana
Mr. Michael Gonzales
mr. Ryan Humphrey Bank of Kansas City
Mr. Al Hupp Retired Attorney
Mr. William W Hutton Attorney
Mr. Frank Kirk Merrill Lynch
Mr. Chris Kurtz KCP&L
Mr. Mark Moberly Sunflower Development Group
Mr. John Passanisi Assurance, Ernst & Young LLP
Mr. Gary Remley Assured Partners, Inc.
Ms Ann Rhoads Retired, Sprint
Dr. Michelle Robin Your Wellness Connection
Ms. Cici Rojas Tico Productions LLC, Tico Sports
Ms. Madeline Romious AT&T Missouri
Ms. Brenda Shields Retired, United Way of St. Joseph
Ms. Sarah Smith KMBC/KCWE
Mr. Doug Spear Shawnee Mission Health
Mr. Chris Taylor State Farm
Mr. Greg Westbrook
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 4 self-identify ethnic/cultural minorities
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
CEO Comments

A talented and diverse Board of Directors governs our Y and help us better serve the community. Our Y is thankful for their guidance and passion for strengthening greater Kansas City. Their leadership is key as we take important steps to advance our work in diversity and inclusion, to ensure all have the opportunity to reach their potential through a welcoming and safe environment at the Y. The Board has also helped the Y increase our presence in the community, through the expansion and renovation of the Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center, Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center, and breaking ground this year on the new Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center at the former Lyric Theatre building. These are some examples of how the Y has been able to increase our capacity to serve the community and evolve to meet current needs. Through it all, collaboration is key, and the Board continues to value the importance of building relationships to provide opportunities for organizational growth and better outcomes for all. 


Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $47,508,000
Projected Expenses $47,508,000
Endowment Value $4,565,000
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$9,108,379$8,777,483$8,512,141
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$515,920$812,400$78,950
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$179,564$125,944$164,625
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$39,291,950$38,582,876$38,216,312
Administration Expense$5,888,680$5,404,093$4,561,637
Fundraising Expense$868,194$600,915$841,148
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.081.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%87%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%4%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$49,239,339$45,069,586$40,307,876
Current Assets$12,287,901$20,184,822$13,277,643
Long-Term Liabilities$12,406,074$5,709,671$3,114,440
Current Liabilities$13,626,617$17,758,172$19,441,875
Total Net Assets$23,206,648$21,601,743$17,751,561
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.901.140.68
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets25%13%8%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $1,000,000Anonymous $800,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $400,000Anonymous $500,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $297,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Yes, we are in a campaign to construct a new Downtown YMCA
Goal $34,477,710.00
Dates Sept 2013 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised to Date 31632503 as of Oct 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Other Documents
Annual report2017View
Annual report2016View
Annual report2014View
Organization Name YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Address 3100 Broadway
Suite 1020
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 561-9622
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David L. Byrd
Board Chair Ms. Cici Rojas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tico Productions LLC, Tico Sports
Year of Incorporation 1860