Shelly McTighe-Rippengale

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, YMCA of San Diego County
NAYDO: NAYDO Chair, Executive Committee Chair
Work: 858 292 9622 x 107


  • Years total YMCA staff experience: 32
  • Years in current Y position: 12
  • Years in previous Y positions: 20 
  • Raising $15-20 million per year in annual and capital
  • Former YMCA Branch Operator with $4.5 million operating responsibility prior to specializing in development

Financial Development Accomplishments:

Comprehensive Campaign:
       Leads a ten year $175 million Comprehensive Campaign spanning ten years ($53 million raised to

Annual Campaign:  
Directs and manages Annual Campaign of $7 million from 19 branch campaigns ($4.3 million) and an Association campaign ($1.7 million).
Capital Development:  
Manages and assists with five current branch capital campaigns with a combined goal of $100 million.
Grant Development:  
Researches, identifies, develops and responds to public and private grant opportunities. Plans, implements and evaluates grant proposals and cooperative agreements.
Endowment/Planned Giving:  
Maintains and enhances relationships with current 1,200+ Heritage Club members (planned giving society), while identifying and cultivating new endowment donors. 
Marketing & Communications:  
Plans and implements strategic development marketing plan to raise community awareness of the Y as a cause and promote giving. Plan includes deliberate donor stewardship events and communications.
Board/Volunteer Development:  
Serves on Association Board Governance Committee and actively identifies, recruits, engages and trains board members.