Volunteers play a crucial role in making magic happen here at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center. Our volunteer-based Community Board brings together diverse talents from numerous industries across the Twin Cities.
Learn a little more below about each member’s motivations for investing his/her time and talents.
Donzell Dixson - Board Chair
“I could not be in the position I am today without community. It is my responsibility to give back and provide opportunities to those who this may not be afforded to. My desire is to make the path smoother for the next generation.”
Deona Williams - Board Development Committee Chair
“The level of success I’ve attained could not have been reached without the community centers, after school programs, and mentoring provided to me. It is my duty and privilege to pay it forward. I am honored to serve and support North Community YMCA in their mission to lift up the youth in the same way I have been lifted.”
Aric Arneson - Community Relations Committee Chair
“Achieving common goals through compassionate action is just one way of building a community and I cannot think of a better goal or action than to help provide improvement in the lives of our communities' youth. I am honored to help support and participate in an organization that helps these young community members in achieving their goals.”
Chris Bach - Mission Advancement Committee Chair
CHRIS BACH, CFA, CFP
“A strong community support system helped shape me into the person I am today. I believe it is my obligation to help support and foster a community for young people where they can grow into the best version of themselves.”
“Growing up on the Northside had such a positive impact on my life. I have a responsibility to support and uplift my community and its young people just as I was. The incredible staff and opportunities at the North Community YMCA are helping to build a stronger future for North Minneapolis and beyond. I am grateful to be a part of it.”
Robins Kaplan, LLP
“I grew up on the north side. I want to do what I can to support a vibrant community for all the youth in the area.”
“Many have helped me along the way. Supporting the amazing work of the North Community YMCA allows me to give back to the community that has given so much to me.”
W. Gary Williams Jr.
“I'm a strong believer that community has the power to shape the lives of our youth. Having a place to learn and acquire new positive experiences was instrumental to my development. I owe so much to my community. It is both an honor and privilege to support the mission of the North Community YMCA.”