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Kevin Washington

October 25, 2022

Kevin Washington is a member of the Program Committees for Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation, both of which operate under the umbrella of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The Program Committees have responsibility for overseeing program strategy and approving grants by MACP’s two foundations.

Kevin spent 43 years with the YMCA, where he was the first African American to lead YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Kevin served as President and CEO of Y-USA from 2015-2021, and currently serves as Immediate Past National President and CEO.

Prior to joining Y-USA. Kevin served as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, expanding membership and access and increasing the diversity of the Board of Directors to better reflect the community. He also implemented a childhood-education quality initiative that benefited thousands of children and families throughout eastern Massachusetts.

Kevin also served as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford for ten years. Under his leadership, the Hartford YMCA invested more than $60 million to develop or expand facilities or camps. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as well as other executive roles with the YMCA. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Temple University.

The NonProfit Times named Kevin to the Power & Influence Top 50, its annual celebration of the sector’s top executives and strategists, each year from 2016-2020. He is a Health and Health Care Industry Governor at the World Economic Forum. He also served on the boards of Springfield College and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.