About Us


Our history began in 1866 to answer a pressing community need.  More than 150 years later, it’s clear that our community still needs us. From one single location to our current five branches and several program sites, we now serve over 27,000 members and program participants. At the Y, we recognize that each person has a unique journey, and we strive to support them where they are, in ways that are most meaningful. We put caring people in children’s lives to nurture their potential so they can become active, thriving and contributing members of society. We offer unique opportunities for families to come together in a safe place. We create a welcoming environment for all, free of judgment and intimidation. We ensure everyone has access to our YMCA, regardless of age, income, background, or circumstance. 

We're a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity governed by a local board of directors.  We remain focused on our mission and our Strategic Plan serves as a significant guide for our decision-making, and provides the foundation for exceptional progress.

The priorities that make up this strategic plan underscore our commitment to achieve long-term financial viability. Financial stability will enable us to deliver exemplary programs and services which, in turn, will ensure that children are on track for a successful future, that individuals and families can improve their health and well-being, and that the Saratoga region as a whole is stronger.

There’s the gym and then there’s the Y. We’ve always been more than a place to work out. We are here for our community. Thank you for sharing in our commitment to change lives. Together, we are strengthening our community.


The Saratoga Regional YMCA is a charitable association that is dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.


Sue Commanda, President
Mark Stratton, Vice President
James Cox, Secretary
Lou Bush, Treasurer
Richard Schumaker, Past President
Patrick Enright
Kate Forer
Erik Geizer
Joan Gerhardt
Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote
Anna Laloë
Jeffrey Methven
Allison Meyers
Lisa Nagle
Scott Peterson
Brian Straughter
Natalie Wait

Board of Trustees

James Hill, Chair
Jeff Vukelic, Vice Chair/Treasurer
Ronald Riggi, Secretary
Jeff Ames
Alysa Arnold
Sonny Bonacio
William Dake
Richard Schumaker, Ex-Officio

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports us with time, talent and treasure. Be a hero, for a better us.