Bill Powell

Chief Operations Officer, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
NAYDO: Education Committee, Operations Network Council Liaison, Philanthropy & Operations Track Council Dean
Office:  513-362-2053



  • Years total YMCA staff experience:  30 years

  • Years in current Y position:  5 years, 13 years at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

  • Current Budget responsibility:  $35+M

Financial Development Accomplishments

Annual Support

  • Provides leadership and support for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Annual Giving Campaign, $1.25+M.

  • Provides leadership and support for the YMCA of Greater Louisville Annual Giving Campaign, $1.5+M.

  • Has led numerous branch annual campaigns, consistently exceeding goals in staff, board, community and major gift giving.

Capital Development

  • Served as Project Manager for a complete renovation of the 100+ year old Central Parkway YMCA in Cincinnati, Ohio. A $40M project which was completed with the combination of capital fundraising, new market tax credits, historic tax credits, and community partnerships.

Board/Volunteer Development

  • Recruits, trains and provides leadership to all branch advisory boards for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

  • Develops innovative approaches to branch board structure and development.

  • Currently leads the following Association Board Committees: Operations, and Innovation


  • Works with numerous 21st Century grant locations.

  • Actively supports outcome-based programs supported by local and national grants.