Rye Y Welcomes New Development Director

[RYE, January 5, 2017] The Rye YMCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Olson to the position of Development Director. She takes the place of Sally Wright who retired in September after 20 years of service to the Y.

“Susan’s strong ties to the Rye community and her track record as a successful fundraiser make her a great addition to our team,” remarked Rye Y Executive Director Gregg Howells. “Under Susan’s leadership, we look forward to a new level of engagement with our members, donors and volunteers, one that will allow us to pursue new opportunities and meet any challenges that come our way.”

Susan comes to the Y with over a dozen years of experience in development and volunteer management. Most recently she served as the Major Gifts Officer & Capital Campaign Manager for Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center. Prior to her position at Holmes, she managed all development activities at The Osborn Retirement Community. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Virginia. She is a longtime resident of Rye, where she and her husband Tom are enjoying their empty nest with their Goldendoodle, Dewey.

“Having lived in Rye for almost 25 years and raised three children here, I recognize the important role the Rye Y plays in this community, not only in Rye, but also in Port Chester, Harrison, Mamaroneck and Larchmont,” remarked Susan. “The Rye Y has such a strong commitment to outreach and I am excited to be a part of the team that will continue to provide programs and activities that are accessible to all.”