Volunteers play a crucial role in making magic happen here at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center. Our volunteer-based Community Board brings together diverse talents from numerous industries across the Twin Cities.
Learn a little more below about each member’s motivations for investing his/her time and talents.
Phillip Morris, Board Chair
“It is important for me to support those working to make Minneapolis the best possible place for all. I believe it is hard to find an organization having a more meaningful impact than the staff and team at the North Community YMCA.”
Donzell Dixson - Board Development Committee Chair
“I could not be in the position I am today without community. It is my responsibility to give back and provide opportunities to those who this may not be afforded to. My desire is to make the path smoother for the next generation.”
Jennifer Olstad, Committee Chair - Financial Development
BRIX Real Estate
“It’s important to me to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I have seen the impact that positive role models and organizations can have on young people. I want to do my part to help our youth move forward in a positive direction.”
Thomas Toley - Committee chair for Community Relations
“Growing up on the Northside had such a positive impact on my life. I have a responsibility to support and uplift my community and its young people just as I was. The incredible staff and opportunities at the North Community YMCA are helping to build a stronger future for North Minneapolis and beyond. I am grateful to be a part of it.”
CHRIS BACH, CFA, CFP
“A strong community support system helped shape me into the person I am today. I believe it is my obligation to help support and foster a community for young people where they can grow into the best version of themselves.”
Robins Kaplan, LLP
“I grew up on the north side. I want to do what I can to support a vibrant community for all the youth in the area.”
Brooklyn Center STEAM School
Select Advantage Properties, LLC
Schwan's Consumer Brands
“The work that the North Community YMCA has done to teach, inspire and empower a new generation of Minneapolis youth is invaluable. This community has done so much to shape my individuality, and it's a privilege to be in a position to support its positive impact on the next generation alongside the incredible staff at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA.”
“I am inspired to serve this one-of-a-kind organization that is devoted to helping youth and teaching them life skills.”
“Many have helped me along the way. Supporting the amazing work of the North Community YMCA allows me to give back to the community that has given so much to me.”
Best Buy Co.
“Pride only breeds quarrel, but wisdom is found in those who takes advice. Proverbs 13:10”
W. Gary Williams Jr.
“I'm a strong believer that community has the power to shape the lives of our youth. Having a place to learn and acquire new positive experiences was instrumental to my development. I owe so much to my community. It is both an honor and privilege to support the mission of the North Community YMCA.”