The YMCA of Metropolitanb Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Our 26 branches stretch across over 100 miles of Los Angeles County, from Antelope Valley to San Pedro. Our membership community is 264,500 strong. Membership is open to all, with financial assistance available to those who cannot afford it. This year, the LA Y helped 1 out of 3 member families with financial assistance.

We cannot do our work alone, extending our work with over 200 community partners across the county, including schools, hospitals, clinics, cities and other civic organizations.


Gretchen Downey
Executive Director
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Chris McWilliams -- Board Chair
Covanta Renewables 

Tamara Boivin
Community Bank

Jeremy Brown -- Chair, Finance Committee 
Raymond James Financial Services

David Cathcart
Owner Operator Yo Way Sandwiches 

Andrew Chang -- Chair, Golf Committee
ATKA Enterprises/McDonalds USA

Brandon Chen
General Manger, McDonalds Torrance 

Monica Cooper
City Treasurer, City of Carson 

Don Dear
West Basin Municipal Water District

Jeff Evans
Watson Land Company 

Jeff Falkner
Athletic Director, CSU Dominguez Hills

Evan Higashiyama
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

Barbara Jackson
Phillips 66

Tamala Lewis
StubHub Center Community Outreach 

Seritha Long

Denise Marrufo -- Chair, Program & Membership Committee
Clear Channel Outdoor

Dan Medina
Councilmember, City of Gardena

Lindsay Olson
Owner, Crenshaw Lumber Company 

Aida Villalobos
Attorney (ret) 

Tammy Wood-Cosare
Los Angeles Unified School District