Tom Clingman, CFRE

Vice President of Social Responsibility, YMCA of Frederick County
NAYDO: Ownership Committee  
Office:  301 663 5131 x 1230


  • Years in Financial Development (YMCA and Other): 17
  • Years Affiliated with the Y: 16
  • Budget in Current Position that you are responsible for: Over $3.5M

Financial Development Accomplishments

Annual Support
  • Leads a Mid Major Y Advancement office with multiple branches focusing on Y-USA best fundraising practices. Annual Campaigns and special events raise over $500k each year.
  • Past Director of Annual Giving for the 14 branch YMCA of NWNC with $2.3M raised in my last year.
  • Past member of the Y-USA Camp Cohort.
Capital Development
  • Provided leadership to a Capital Campaign for a 60K sqft Y, which raised over $15M in a combination of philanthropic dollars, land donation, partial land sale, and public as well as private partnerships.
  • Works on constant capital fundraising for our Y branches.  An example is a renovation project that involves 2 foundations, a corporate donor, a government grant, and a service club joining together for a $150K project.
  • Facilitated raising over $2M in the last 6 years to help the Y recover from two catastrophic floods. Also helped the Y secure funding to build a $1.5M flood prevention system

Endowment/Planned Giving

  • Works with a committee to secure new Endowment funding each year.  Our Y currently has a $4.5M Endowment Fund.
Board/Volunteer Development
  • Attend Metro Board meetings and work with the Board and Financial Development Chair to achieve financial development goals. 
  • Serves as the primary Staff Liaison for the new Natelli Family YMCA Advisory Board.
Marketing & Communications
  • Oversees and provides guidance to the Marketing Department.

  • Identifies grant funding opportunities and works with staff to collaboratively write and submit grant applications.
  • Oversees the YMCA of Frederick County Volunteer Program.
  • Provides Y leadership to the Frederick County Head Start program, which has 70 staff members serving 242 children with an annual budget of $3.1M.