Associate Board


The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Associate Board is an engaged group of emerging business, professional and civic leaders that works collaboratively to advance the Y’s efforts to develop strong communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living. Leveraging their personal and professional skills and networks, members build awareness of the Y’s mission, support Y events and contribute to the ongoing growth of the board.

Each year, the board supports a key YMCA initiative through fundraising and volunteerism. In 2017, the board raised nearly $40,000 for the Achievers program. In 2018, the board is supporting the Foodies program, which helps teens develop culinary, leadership and problem-solving skills. Proceeds from the board’s annual fundraising event, Halftime Happy Hour, will benefit the Foodies program.

If you’re interested in joining us and being a part of the amazing change happening in Chicago today, apply here.

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Download the Associate Board overview here.