D. Todd Gray

Vice President, Deputy Director of Financial Development, YMCA of the USA
NAYDO: Y-USA National Representative, 2020 Track Dean
Work: 312 419 4696
Email: todd.gray@ymca.net


  • Years in Financial Development (YMCA and Other): 26 years
  • Years Affiliated with the YMCA (as Staff or Volunteer): 12 years
  • Years in Current Position: 3 years
  • Budget in Current Position: $42M in contributed revenue

Financial Development Accomplishments:

Annual Support:
  • At the YMCA of Greater Rochester, grew annual campaign $100,000 exceeding a $2.4 Million goal
  • Designed and executed a 10 year, $70 Million Comprehensive Campaign for the YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • Co-led Virginia Annual Giving Collaborative, 2012-2014 to develop and execute fundraising tactics for more than 10 associations across the state generating total contributions of more than $8 Million each year
Capital Development:
  • At the YMCA of Greater Richmond, developed cultivation plans, solicitation strategies, volunteer training, proposals, and authored case statement materials for multi-phase $90 Million capital campaign
Board/Volunteer Development:
  • At both YMCA of Greater Rochester and YMCA of Greater Richmond, directed staff and volunteer training for annual campaign and major gifts
  • At YMCA of Greater Rochester, recruited, oriented and engaged association Board of Directors and 12 Branch Boards of Management.
Marketing and Communications:
  • Chaired Virginia State Alliance of YMCA's Communications Committee, coordinated and authored statewide response to Pioneering Healthy Communities grant that resulted in funding of $250,000
  • Served on Y-USA Marketing Advisory Committee for development of Nationwide Campaign
  • Held Marketing and/or Development positions previously with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Recipient of numerous NAYDO Communications Awards for annual reports, annual support and donor cultivation.