About Us

The Upper Palmetto YMCA was first established in February of 1913. The headquarters were located in the offices of J.P. Hollis (above the Rock Hill Hardware Store). After several moves and efforts to raise funds for the building, the Charlotte Avenue YMCA opened its doors on December 22, 1950. Today, the Upper Palmetto YMCA includes eleven branches and Camp Cherokee, a summer resident camp, serving York, Chester, and Lancaster counties.

The Difference

The YMCA has something no other organization offers. From the beginning, the Y brings people together for a greater cause. Our programs personally strengthen those involved and encourage everyone to work together. At the Y, in each community and individual, we are the difference!

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our
neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Who We Are

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through
youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

What We Do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to
learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

How We Do It

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

» The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding
to our communities.
» The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge
the gaps in community needs.
» The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
» The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.

Upper Palmetto Regional Office

151 South Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: 803-324-9622
Fax: 803-327-9149

Moe Bell, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Zamorski, Chief Financial Officer
Beverly Campbell, Accounts Payable
Lynda Counterman, Finance Assistant
Erika Bell, Chief Operating Officer
Linda McCallum, Development Director
Charlie Grobusky, Development Associate
Tina Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant
Renee Price, HR Administrator
Krysten Franks, Financial Assistance and Member Services Director

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