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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do you think the YMCA in Ligonier has forgotten the YMCA mission? "To put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all."

Consider calling or writing a letter to these folks.  They are the board and key staff of the YMCA of the USA.  I cannot believe the YMCA of USA would condone the methods being employed by local Y officials and proponents trying to force their will upon Ligonier Borough.  Just tell them what you have experienced and let them decide. If you call I suggest asking for the office of their general counsel. Call1-800-872-9622 or

Mail your letters to
YMCA of the USA
101 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Sharon L. Allen 
Ret. Chairman, Deloitte LLP
David A. Barahona
Finance Associate Manager
PepsiCo, Inc.
Garrett Boone
Chairman Emeritus
The Container Store
Gina Boswell
Executive Vice President
Personal Care
Michael Bright
YMCA of Newark and Vicinity
Janet Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Program Office of the Director,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pamela Davies, Ph.D.
Office of the President
Queens University of Charlotte
Michael C. Eicher
Sr. Vice President for Advancement
President, The Ohio State Foundation
Hugh A. Fitzpatrick
Princeton Capital Management, Inc
Virginia Bales Harris 
Director, Adult and Community Health, CDC (Retired)
Matthew Hyde
West Marine
Hon. Richard A. Jones 
Judge, United States District Court
Nancy Kissinger 
Chase Bank
Steven J. Malcolm
Retired Chairman, President/CEO
The Williams Companies, Inc.
Christine Marcks 
Prudential Retirement
Ann Ostergaard
Ulice Payne, Jr., Esq. 
Addison-Clifton, LLC
Jorge Alfredo Perez
YMCA of Southwest Illinois
Tara Pomposini
General Director
Santa Monica Family YMCA

David Pratt
Thomas J. Rodell 
Executive Vice President
Head of Field Operations–US Retail
Aon Risk Solutions
Judah C. Sommer 
Senior Counsel
Crowell and Moring LLP
Johnny C. Taylor
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Director, Rock Creek Group
1133 Connecticut Ave., NW
Sandra Berlin Walker
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Board Fellow 2012 – 2013
Bennett J. Glassman
James Mellor
Assistant Treasurer/
Sr. Vice President/CFO
Deborah Rivers
Executive Assistant to President/CEO
Angela F. Williams
Assistant Secretary/Sr. Vice President/ General Counsel/Chief Administration Officer