YMCA Of Central Kentucky
381 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Nonprofit YMCA Of Central Kentucky
Address 381 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 367-7328
Fax 859 255-5653
Contact Name Brenda Blakovich
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer The YMCA of Central Kentucky began serving in Lexington in 1853. The YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of our children promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our programs promote strong families, character values, youth leadership and community development. Each year the YMCA of Central Kentucky provides more than $1 million in financial assistance to ensure everyone can participate in the programs the Y offers. Financial assistance, provided through our Annual Campaign, helps send more children to summer camp, after school programs and enrichment opportunities. Our mission is to serve ALL people and financial assistance is made available to any individual or family who wants to participate in the YMCA program or activity but cannot afford the full fee. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Background Statement Since 1853, the YMCA of Central Kentucky has provided a nurturing, safe environment in which children have grown, adults have gained health and families have found support.  We are guided by a philosophy to serve all people regardless of their financial wherewithal or life circumstance.  And, we are committed to the continuance of strong programs and accessible facilities that support the healthy development of people of all ages and abilities.
Impact Statement
The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 
  • The Y is community centered. For over 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. 
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. 
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 
  • The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Needs Statement
Annual Giving Campaign is the avenue in which all financial assistance is provided. Each year, hundred of volunteers reach out in to the community to raise funds and awareness. Through their efforts and the many dedicated to the YMCA, we are able to provide more than $1 million each year in financial assistance so everyone can be a part of the Y!
Endowment and planned gifts are welcomed.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
It is truly an honor to be serving the communities of the Central Kentucky region.  I am dedicated to leading this YMCA in becoming an even stronger, more mission-focused YMCA.  The YMCA of Central Kentucky is committed to ensuring the following goals:  every child and youth will deepen positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn; every family will build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities; every individual will strengthen his or her holistic health; and every community will be positively influenced by our leadership, collaboration, resources and commitment to youth development, lifestyle health and family strengthening.
Board Chair Statement

The YMCA of Central Kentucky is looking forward to expanding our mission footprint to grow along with our expanding Bluegrass community.  We know there are increasing pressures on children, families and our communities.  We are eager to adapt to changing needs in the communities we serve.  And we will continue to focus and prioritize in those areas where we can have the greatest impact.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Community Recreational Centers
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Fayette County
Jessamine County
Scott County
Franklin County
The YMCA of Central Kentucky serves Fayette, Jessamine, Scott and Franklin counties.
Board Chair
Board Chair Al Isaac
Company Affiliation NAI Isaac Commercial Properties
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Bill AlversonTraditional BankVoting
Jeremy BatesBates SecurityVoting
Alethea BernardKY EpscorVoting
John BlackCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jay BlantonUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Steve ByarsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Ozlem DavisThe Peer House, LLCVoting
Gary DurbinLexington LegendsVoting
Leslie FanninCentral BankVoting
Eric GilliamSaint Joseph Health Care
Steve HupmanAPEX Realty, Inc.Voting
Jay IngleJackson KellyVoting
Al IsaacIsaac Commercial ProtertiesVoting
Patrick JohnsonRJ Corman Railroad GroupVoting
Mark ManuelBCTCVoting
Isa MashniCommunity VolunteerVoting
Chris MossmanWKYTVoting
Shambra MulderKentucky State UniversityVoting
Greg MullinsBlue & Company, LLCVoting
Brandy OsborneCentral BankVoting
Katy PratherPrather RealtyVoting
Bryan RaisorNeace Lukens
Thomas RawlingsBowles Rice Mcdavid Graff & Love LLPVoting
Kevin RogersKentucky American WaterVoting
John ShaskyFifth Third BankVoting
Daryl SmithKentucky UtilitiesVoting
Shannon SmithCommunity VolunteerVoting
Michelle SparksTransylvania UniversityVoting
John SpiresDinsmore & ShohlVoting
Delaine ThielCommunity VolunteerVoting
Allen WaugermanLexmark InternationalVoting
Elmer WhitakerWhitaker BankVoting
Ryan WorthenKEMIVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 20
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Al Isaac
Company Affiliation Isaac Commercial Properties
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO Comments    
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director David Martorano
Term Start Jan 2013
Email dmartorano@ymcacky.org
Experience Before coming to the YMCA of Central Kentucky, David worked for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati where he served as the Vice President of Operations. During his tenure in Cincinnati, David was responsible for numerous new initiatives including a new business development project leading to the opening of a new Y facility on the campus of Fifth Third Bank serving 4,000 employees and open to the community. Throughout David’s 20 years with the Y he has built a proven track record in fundraising, operational growth and visionary leadership. Prior to his tenure in Cincinnati, David worked with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.  David holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. 
Full Time Staff 61
Part Time Staff 464
Volunteers 526
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 83%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 109
Asian American/Pacific Islander 14
Caucasian 386
Hispanic/Latino 12
Native American/American Indian 4
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 142
Female 383
Unspecified 525
Senior Staff
Title Executive Director, High Street YMCA
Title President and CEO
Title VP Community Relations/Executive Director C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA
Title VP of Development
Title VP of Youth Development
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title VP of Human Resources
Title Branch Executive Director
Title Branch Executive Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments The YMCA of Central Kentucky is proud of our internal and external control systems which ensure sound management practices, procedures and policies.

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
The Y provides numerous programs in the Youth Development focus area, including: School-age Child Care, Infant and Toddler Care, Summer Camp, Specialty Camps, Academic Enrichment programs and Tutoring, YMCA Black Achievers, Youth Sports Leagues and Instruction, Karate, Youth Fitness and Exercise, Swim Lessons and Water Safety, and adapted programs for children with disabilities.
Improving the nation’s health and well-being.
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
In the focus area of Healthy Living, the Y provides a variety of programs, including: Starter Fitness, Personal Training, Group Exercise, Yoga, Active Older Adult programs, Cycling, Strength Training, Obesity Prevention, CPR and First Aid Training, Lifeguard Certification, Health Screening, Family Nights, Adults Sports and Swim Lessons, Dance, and Social Groups.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 165 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, volunteers, donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people and the communities in which they live, to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
The Y encourages Social Responsibility through programs such as: Annual Giving Campaign, Program and Policy Volunteers, Global Leadership, Military Outreach, Low-income Housing, Civic Engagement Activities, and Community Outreach.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2014
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
The Y is committed to strengthening the foundation of the community.  Through collaborations with many local organizations, the Y is tackling critical issues like literacy, obesity prevention, youth character development and safe, affordable child care. 
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2009
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter2009
United Way Member Agency2009
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $16,454,661.00
Projected Expenses $13,579,921.00
Endowment Value $2,689,508.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$15,137,584$14,940,002$12,896,837
Total Expenses$14,365,665$14,108,069$11,444,374
Revenue Less Expenses$771,919$831,933$1,452,463
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$148,826$136,020$108,450
Individual Contributions$1,462,125$1,350,184$2,608,606
Investment Income, Net of Losses$21,269$14,297($213,005)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$11,274$38,100$70,247
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$11,706,649$11,347,709$9,186,828
Administration Expense$2,223,353$2,370,939$1,924,279
Fundraising Expense$435,663$289,421$333,267
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.061.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%80%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$45,920,846$46,084,709$44,970,562
Current Assets$37,283,639$3,606,290$2,784,265
Long-Term Liabilities$931,075$946,837$761,659
Current Liabilities$19,659,544$19,556,185$19,955,327
Total Net Assets$25,330,227$25,581,687$24,253,576
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Capital development allows the YMCA to renovate, expand or create new facilities for community use.
Goal $0.00
State Registration Yes
Address 381 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
Primary Phone 859 367-7328
Contact Email bblakovich@ymcacky.org
CEO/Executive Director David Martorano
Board Chair Al Isaac
Board Chair Company Affiliation NAI Isaac Commercial Properties