Welcome David Shapiro
14th President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Boston
In 2022, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomed David Shapiro as the 14th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston. The YMCA of Greater Boston, America’s first YMCA, is one of the largest private social services providers in Massachusetts, offering programs and services to improve community health, build bright futures, end hunger, remove barriers to economic stability and demand equity for all. David joined the YGB on October 17, 2022.
MESSAGE FROM David Shapiro, CEO, and Evelyn Kaupp, Chair, General Board of the YMCA of Greater Boston
James Morton, 13th President of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Retires
After seven years as the leader of the YMCA of Greater Boston, James O’S. Morton, Esquire, our 13th President and CEO, retired from a career of outstanding service to the community.
The Y established the James Morton Educational Endowment Fund in his honor to support our youth development programs, including elevating and advancing academic enrichment.
Youth nurtured this summer at Day and Overnight Camps and our Summer Learning Academies
Children served in before and after school programming and our early education centers
Teens mentored, employed, and inspired throughout the year
Children Find A New Love Of Learning In Our Summer Learning Academies
Summer learning can be fun! In partnership with Boston Afterschool & Beyond 1,700 at-risk youth graduated from our Summer Learning Academies during the summer of 2022. Learn more and watch to the end to see our proud SLA students graduate from the Mendell Elementary School program.
Building Confidence And Connection
At the Y, children and families experience a sense of belonging and have access to opportunities that build character and confidence. See how trusted summer friendships can build confidence in our youth campers.
Grocery bags equating to 2,654,002 pounds of food packed at our Hunger Prevention Distribution Center
Feeding A City
Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to fight food insecurity in a big city like Boston by watching our documentary “Feeding a City.” This film was featured at the 2023 Boston Independent Film Festival.
Minutes of movement experienced by participants during our “Together We Move” initiative
Members found connection and activity to lead healthy lives
Participants supported and connected through daily group exercise classes and chronic disease programs
Boston Gets Motivated To Move
During two weeks in October, our "Together We Move" initiative demonstrated how the Y is a champion of community health. During this initiative we motivated our community to participate in healthy activities and make connections to others for improved health and wellness, quality of life and a sense of belonging. Learn about some of our activities that got Greater Boston moving.
Building Bonds With Zumba
Take a trip around the world in a welcoming environment. Learn how members build connections and bond with each other in our Zumba classes.
People found gainful employment at the YMCA of Greater Boston
Adult education students supported in career building and ESOL courses
Residents found dignity and comfort in our supportive housing programs at the
Huntington Avenue YMCA
Resiliency And New Beginnings
Our first cohort of Artes Culinarias, a dual language culinary arts program run in partnership with New England Culinary Arts Training (NECAT) graduated in fall 2022 from our East Boston YMCA kitchen.
Lessons are taught in both English and Spanish, removing barriers to employment skills for a career in professional kitchens. See how this program is more than job training.
A Place To Call Home
Families find comfort, support and community in our Families in Transition program, designed to be a temporary place to call home at the Y. Our residents get help with life skills training, employment support, childcare provisions, and housing search assistance, helping them resurrect hope.
In financial assistance provided for Y membership, adult education, youth programming, and more
Lifesaving swim lessons taught to children and teens under 18
Creating Community One Swim Lesson At A Time
Our Aquatics Director explains the importance of our partnership with the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston, where we provide dual language swim lessons to youth and adults in a community surrounded by water.
Deloitte "Impact That Matters"
Liberty Mutual "Serve With Liberty"
A Thanksgiving For All
There is never a shortage of love for our community when volunteers take action. During Thanksgiving 2022, the YMCA, along with The George Sarkis Group, the American Red Cross, Stop and Shop, Cradles to Crayons, Boston Public Schools and many caring volunteers, was able to provide over 400 Thanksgiving meals and thousands of smiles.
Investments in employee compensation
People found gainful employment at the YMCA of Greater Boston helping them gain economic stability and financial independence
Employees promoted to new positions representing our commitment to career advancement
2022 Financial Report
2022 Financial Support
The Y strengthens communities — but we can’t do it alone. Lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. This critical support is made possible by the enormous generosity of many individuals, funders and organizations.
As reported in our Form 990, in 2022 91% of every dollar spent went toward programs and services that impact the lives of thousands of children, individuals, and families across Greater Boston. See pie chart for a breakdown of our 2022 programmatic expenses.
We are immensely grateful to our generous supporters for championing the work of the Y in their communities.
2022 Donor List
View our generous donors for this past year.