The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. We are a leadership organization.
The Y is for EVERYONE. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is not only one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, we are also one of the largest. Born in 1892, before Arizona became a state, we serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities across the state.
At the Y we value the little things, and believe healthy living is not just a fad, it’s a way of life. We are a community, and a family, embracing today’s social responsibilities together. For over a century we have been developing healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.
The YMCA is so much more than a gym and is for everyone.
Through our initiatives, programs, and services youth realize their potential; teens and young adults prepare for college; families spend time and have fun together; people are healthier in mind, body, and spirit; job seekers prepare for employment; newcomers are welcome and embraced; a nationwide service ethic is fostered; and so much more.
We invite you to explore all the Y has to offer.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Valley of the Sun YMCA, as a cause-driven organization, emphasizes its four core values in all elements of the organization: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. We are a values based organization.
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen through programs that include; childcare, educational programs, sports, activities, summer day camps, overnight camps, swim programs, teen leadership programs, events, clubs and volunteering programs.
Improving our community’s health and well-being by offering support, guidance, resources, facilities and expertise.
Inspiring hope, creating new opportunities for success, and meaningfully changing futures through initiatives in education, health, character building, vocational training, mentoring, financial aid, and cultural understanding.
Our dedicated and experienced Executive Staff runs the day-to-day business of the Valley of the Sun YMCA.
Our executive team is dedicated to fulfilling the YMCA’s mission and values in everything we do. To contact a member of our executive staff, fill out the contact form below, you can select which member of our staff you would like the email to be directed to.
J. Bryan Madden
Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Senior Vice President of Operations and Programs
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Human Resources
Leadership in Our Community
Our Board of Directors is committed to carrying out the mission and values of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Below is a list of our Metro Board of Directors.
Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager
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President and CEO
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Vice President, Resource Management
Arizona Public Service
Senior Vice President
Meritage Leadership Development
JOHN GRAHAM, Chair
President and CEO
President and CEO
Isaacson & Walsh, PC
Gammage & Burnham
Senior Managing Director, Operations
Manager of Human Resource Services
Salt River Project
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Retired Program Manager
Retired President and CEO
First Phoenix Capital, Inc.
Key Community Innovator