YMCA OF DELAWARE HIRES NEW (CDO) CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Wilmington, Delaware – After an extensive search, the YMCA of Delaware is excited to name Tom Myers as the organization’s new (CDO) Chief Development Officer. Tom comes to the Y with 20 years of experience in youth development, education, community engagement, and philanthropy, and has a proven track record of helping the Y expand its reach and increase impact.
Most recently, Tom served as Senior Executive Director at the YMCA of Greater Boston, supporting the Oak Square, East Boston, and Charlestown communities. He is committed to taking an active role in community leadership and volunteerism and has served on multiple boards focused on youth development, healthy living, and community development. In 2020 the Boston Police Department awarded him with a Community Service Award for his leadership during the pandemic.
“I am truly grateful for this opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the passionate staff and volunteers of the YMCA of Delaware to advance our mission,” expressed Myers. “I’m inspired by our team’s commitment to improving the health of our Y communities, their dedication to fostering pathways for success for our young people, and their efforts to help individuals and families gain economic stability. I’m eager to help elevate this important work, in collaboration with our partners and community leaders, to support the well-being and prosperity of all children, teens, and adults across Delaware.”
In his new role, Tom will lead the YMCA of Delaware’s Development team to spearhead mission advancement, corporate partnership, and organizational fundraising initiatives to expand the reach and transformative impact of the Y.
“Tom’s accomplishments speak for themselves, and we’re thankful to have a leader like him to help increase our efforts in Delaware,” said Jarrett Royster, YMCA of Delaware CEO. “We’re excited to see him apply his experience, energy, and education to help strengthen our Y as we strive to empower Delaware’s youth and families, foster healthier communities, and build bridges of connection and inclusivity among neighbors.”
Tom is a graduate of Boston College with BA degrees in Education and Human Development. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management executive education program.
About the YMCA of Delaware
The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth, fostering healthy living, and promoting strong communities. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed longstanding relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background –nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Delaware’s health and wellbeing, and creating a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential. www.ymcade.org.