Molly Silverman
Jul 28, 2023

Molly Silverman Named YMCA Chief Growth & Engagement Officer

CHICAGO, July 28, 2023 — The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago announced earlier this week that Molly Silverman, who has been serving as the Y’s Interim Chief Impact Officer, has been appointed as the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Chief Growth & Engagement Officer. 

In this reimagined role, Molly will continue to oversee the Development; Policy, Research & Evaluation; and Brand Strategy & Marketing functions — now collectively known as the Strategic Engagement business area. 

Since joining the Y in early 2023, she has been overseeing these key functions during a time of organizational transition. Molly has extensive experience advancing social impact through the development of innovative social-enterprise models, cross-sector partnerships, and effective revenue-generation and communications strategies. Prior to joining the YMCA, she served as Chief Strategic Engagement Officer at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, where she oversaw strategy development related to fundraising and communications, corporate partnerships, donor and volunteer engagement, and special events.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is the leader in accessible, inclusive programming for more than 300,000 individuals each year, strengthening community by connecting people to their purpose, potential, and each other. The YMCA of Metro Chicago is evolving to become a 21st-century social enterprise for the region, through an association of 14 centers, 5 overnight camps, and 100 extension sites throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. Learn more about the Y's locations and our programming at


Katy Broom
Director, Public Relations & Communications
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
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