Shelly McTighe-Rippengale

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, YMCA of San Diego County
NAYDO: NAYDO Past Chair, Eagle Awards Chair
Office: 858.292.9622 ext 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 date).

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. 

Board/Volunteer Development 
Serves on Association Board Governance Committee and actively identifies, recruits, engages and trains board members.

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.