Gabby DeMelo

“For the past two years, Gabby has been a huge advocate for the YMCA, as well as a campaigner for our program. For the past two years, she has allowed me to see the enthusiasm that all directors should be able to witness.” -Jamie Alls, Director, Moffett YMCA   Gabby’s Story My son started at Moffett…

Gary Hessenauer

“Gary has played a large roll in connecting with our community and has donated his time to insure that our Laguna Niguel YMCA maintains its image that we all so proudly treasure.” -Jimmy Lessard, Laguna Niguel Family YMCA   Gary’s Story One can’t help but feel a strong sense of community and connectedness throughout my…

Adventure Guides’ Testimonial

  Adventure Guides’ Testimonial Growing up, I was in what was previously called “Indian Princesses” With my dad. My brothers were in “Indian Guides” with him as well. This was the YMCA program equivalent to Adventure Guides today. Being a part of the program provided some of the best memories that I will hold on…

Roman Gardea

“Roman has shown exceptional leadership throughout the years in the Adventure Guides Program. He has taken the time to mentor other volunteers to show them how to be leaders in the AG Program, and has gone above and beyond to help make the program a wonderful experience. -Nicholas Cheshire, Fullerton Family YMCA   Roman’s Story I want to…

Eledvan Munoz

    Eldevan’s Story First, a big thank you! Thank you For allowing me to be part of the great mission in making a difference in our community, it has been such a privilege to be here and provide a helping hand to parents and kids alike.  Additionally, your staff has set the example to…

Valarie Chapman

“Valarie fully believes in the YMCA and its ability to transform others, as well as their communities.” -Jamie Alls, Director, Moffett YMCA   Valarie’s Story I am a huge fan of the YMCA program. My boys and I have been with the program for almost 3 years. I appreciate how great all of the leaders are…

Mindie Swan

Mindie Swan   “Mindie is always asking how she can help. She supports campaign to the fullest every year. She is eager to offer her time and money to support the cause. She has even paid for another member to attend the all site sleepover because her parents couldn’t afford to send her.” -Tamara Hoyt,…

Analisa Austin

Analisa Austin “Analisa is an involved, proactive and positive parent at our YMCA. She often shares her appreciation for our safe and enriching program.” -Annie Morency, Beach Cities Del Obispo YMCA   I am fortunate enough to have two kids who are part of the Del Obispo YMCA family and they just love it. I have…

Delivering Christmas To Our Troops

DELIVERING CHRISTMAS TO OUR TROOPS YMCA of Orange County Helps Spread Holiday Cheer to Our Military Personnel Overseas Stockings for the Troops is a YMCA of Orange County initiative that not only brings members of the community together for a great cause, but also pays tribute to the service men and women across oceans who…