Cheryl Berg, President and Rick Swan, Vice-President


    With no existing YMCA, no members and no previous donors, an all-volunteer group persevered during an economic recession to raise $10 million in a community of just 7,500 people.


    Plan and direct a $10 million community-wide campaign.

McDonald Schaefer directed a campaign for this all-volunteer group of local citizens that raised $10 million. The group had several challenges, including no paid staff (no Executive Director and no Development Director); no existing YMCA (no members, no donors); and a campaign underway during a deep economic recession.

With McDonald Schaefer’s help, this organization demonstrated extraordinary dedication and perseverance, conducting a successful campaign and proudly opening their new $10 million facility to an enthusiastic and grateful community.