A History of Providing Hope

HG Hill Jr and the YMCA Foundation of Middle TN

The YMCA Foundation of Middle Tennessee was formed in 1969 to provide an endowment fund ensuring the Y has the financial support it needs in future years to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Over the past four decades, we have provided more than $2 million in funds that have been used to help nurture the potential of kids, ensure our community's health and well-being, and support neighbors in need.

How We Work

Each year, the income generated by the Foundation's endowment funds is poured back into local neighborhoods in the form of YMCA facilities, programs and services our communities need in order to thrive—both now and in the future.

While we accept gifts of cash, securities and other assets, much of our endowment fund's growth is the result of planned gifts. The Foundation receives funding when it is named as a beneficiary of a donor's will, insurance policy, retirement plan or trust.

Learn More About Planned Giving

Foundation Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Chair
Joe Levi

Board Chair Elect
Dennis Scandrett

Development Committee Chair
Ron Knox*

Treasurer
Charley Martin

Immediate Past Chair
Walt Leaver


  • Lawson Allen
  • H. L. Barfield*
  • Lise Bohannon
  • Allen Bryan
  • Charlie Bryan
  • Florence Davis*
  • Tommy Estes
  • Ginger Hale
  • Bruce Hammond
  • William I. Henderson*
  • Decosta Jenkins
  • Walter G. Knestrick*
  • Dick Murphy
  • David Wilds
  • William M. Wilson*
  • Jeff Young

*Past Chair
**Honorary Board Member


President and CEO
Chris Tointon

Corporate Secretary/Chief Strategy Officer
Jessica Fain

Chief Financial Officer
Joey Harwell

Chief Development Officer
Julie Sistrunk

Foundation Documents

Below, you will find a list of key documents related to the Foundation's stewardship of financial leadership. For more information, please contact Holland Youngblood, Major & Legacy Giving Director, hyoungblood@ymcamidtn.org or call (615) 259-9622.