YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Registered Name
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Kansas City
Tax ID


The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is an organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being. The YMCA is values-based, mission-driven and totally focused on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We serve more than 200,000 individuals and families in the metro area. Our 19 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health and Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.


Annual Budget
December 2018
+1% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Youth Development Programs


At the y, we are committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why we help young people cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, academic success and community service. In 2017, the ymca of greater kansas city helped 48,538 young people reach their potential through programs such as youth sports, college preparation and career exploration in y achievers, recreational sports activities for children with special needs, before and after school y club, enrichment programs, summer day camp and early education. Financial assistance of $489,289 was provided to 1,327 youth to give all, regardless of their financial resources, the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Also, designed specifically for children ages six weeks old through pre-kindergarten, ymca head start programs, which are federally funded, provide education, nutrition and health services to low-income families. Through head start programs at eight locations across the kansas city metro, the y served 799 children in 2017, preparing them for school and helping the whole family be healthier. The comprehensive curriculum meets the needs of the child and family and provides opportunities for families to be involved at every level of their child's development and education. These early years are critical to healthy development of every child. Created in 1965, head start is the most successful, longest running, national school readiness program in the united states.

Programs That Promote Healthy Living


The y is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. In 2017, 136,243 people grew stronger at the y through membership, programs, giving and volunteering. They are overcoming obstacles to achieve a greater personal well-being and greater well-being for the community. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis and chronic disease, families struggle with work-life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. In 2017, we provided a total of $1,371,675 in financial assistance to a total of 21,917 people who otherwise would have been unable to participate in life-strengthening programs at the y.


Chris Kurtz Chief Volunteer Officer
Cici Rojas Secretary
Jeremy Gaskill Assistant Secretary
John Passanisi Treasurer
Madeline Romious Immediate Past Chief Volunteer Officer
David Byrd President
Michelle Ford Chief Development Officer
Kelli Mcclure Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Allison-putman Chief People Officer
John Mikos Chief Operating Officer
Al Hupp Director
Allen Blair Director
Ann Rhoads Director
Bill Hutton Director
Brenda Shields Director
Chris Taylor Director
Doug Spear Director
Dr Charlie Cartwright Director
Dr Michelle Robin Director
Frank Kirk Director
Gary Remley Director
Greg Cotton Director
Greg Westbrook Director
Jackie Desouza-van Blaricium Director
Joanne Burns Director
Mark Moberly Director
Michael Gonzalez Director
Mitzi Cardenas Director
Rick Berger Director
Ross Marine Director
Ryan Humphrey Director
Bill Dunn Jr. Director
Mark Schmidtlein Director
Mark Wenzel Director
Paul Tranisi Director
Jeannette Jayne Director
Mark Hulet Senior Vice President of Capital Assets and Risk
Gretchen Deaton Vice President of People Engagement and Experience
Dr Daphne Bascom Senior Vice President Community Integrated Health
James Spearin Senior Vice President Youth Development
Garry Linn Vice President of Operations
Source: IRS 990