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For a Better Us.

The Marshall Area YMCA is one of Southwest Minnesota's most innovative and impactful non-profit organizations.  We are in search of passionate leaders to join our Board of Directors and help guide our organization as we serve the Marshall area community.

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Our Mission

The Marshall Area YMCA is dedicated to putting the principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into practice through programs that build a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all.     



Approve annual budget, investment strategy, large grants, loans, and audits. Make sure funding and programs are in alignment with mission. Review financial statements and monitor fiscal controls. Assist with annual fundraising efforts and events.


Develop and monitor mission and strategic plan. Hire, support, and assess performance of the President & CEO. Establish goals to ensure accountability to the law and our values. Identify, recruit, and elect members.


Bring personal and professional expertise to support the mission. Engage in deeper inquiry, exploring root causes, values, options, and new ideas for the organization.


  • Support the YMCA’s mission.
  • Understand the YMCA’s organization and its policies and abide by them.
  • Participate in monthly board meetings and committees in person.
  • Attend events and site visits.
  • Make a meaningful annual financial contribution—no established minimum.
  • Serve as an ambassador both in communicating out and gathering feedback of our work.
  • Assist with fundraising and friendraising.


  • The Board of Directors meet in-person on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:15 – 6:30 PM in person.
  • Members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
  • Board members serve on a sub-committees with community members at-large. 
  • Outside of committee and board meetings, board members are expected to attend YMCA events. These may include site visits, fundraising events, program celebrations, or trainings.