Slide 1: 2011 Major Gifts
Campaign Kick Off Slide 2: Question What YMCA employee was a state bowling champion in high school? Slide 3: Answer Jon Myer, CFO Slide 4: Q How many Microsoft
vice presidents does it take
to change a light bulb?
A Eight. One to work the bulb, and seven to make sure that MicroSoft gets $2 for every light bulb ever changed anywhere in the world. Question What YMCA staffer literally ‘dove off the deep end’ in 1977? : Question What YMCA staffer literally ‘dove off the deep end’ in 1977? Slide 6: Answer Leigh Collins, Metro Office Slide 7: Q How many ‘Real Women’ does it take to change a light bulb?
A None: A ‘Real Woman’ would have plenty of real men around to do it. Slide 8: Shelby County Associate Director Rhonda Elmore has “turbo toot” on her IPad? Slide 9: Question What Program Executive took swim lessons at the Alabaster Y as a kid and screamed, “I'm drowning!” during her entire swim test? Slide 10: Answer Gwen Hatcher, Alabaster P.S. She passed the swim test and, since then, has taught swim lessons in that same pool! Slide 11: Q How many Mountain Brook members does it take to change a lightbulb?
A Two. One to call the electrician and one
to mix the mimosas. Slide 12: Question What metro staffer played gym hockey at Five Points, was a day camper at Northeast, a counselor at Shades Valley, and a SportsFirst employee before coming to work for the YMCA in 2005? Slide 13: Answer Loyd McIntosh Slide 14: Adam West, Downtown YMCA Aquatics Director, spent his entire high school career in Okinawa, Japan, and graduated from the high school on Kadena Air Base. Slide 15: Q How many board meetings does
it take to get a light bulb changed?
A This topic was resumed from last month’s discussion, but is incomplete pending resolution of some action items. It will be continued next week. Slide 16: Question What associate director and former fitness director was once a football player at UAB? Slide 17: Answer Mickal Thomas, Shades Valley Slide 18: Q How many massage therapists
does it take to change a light bulb?
A One, but they must have candles and soft music to do it – and at Greystone, they use their feet . Slide 19: District 3 Vice President Lane Vines likes to wear socks with his crocs. Slide 20: Question Which YMCA branch was called The Racquet Place when it originally opened in the mid 1970s? Slide 21: Answer Mountain Brook Slide 22: Q How many jugglers does it
take to change a light bulb?
A One, but it takes at least three light bulbs. Slide 23: Question Which Corporate Office employee first heard about the Strong Kids and Communities Campaign when he joined the staff in 1999 after having been a member at 5 Points since 1976? Slide 24: Answer David Hill, Metro Office Slide 25: Q How many Body Pump Instructors does it take to change a light bulb?
A Only one. They don't like to share the spotlight. Slide 26: Shelby County Aquatics Director Jenny Dick is a die-hard Ohio State fan! Slide 27: Q How many IT guys does it take to change a light bulb?
A Three: One to write the light bulb removal program, one to write the light bulb insertion program, and one to act as a light bulb administrator to make sure nobody else tries to change the light bulb at the same time. Slide 28: Question What YMCA Association was the first in the world to bring ‘Y Guy’ to life? Slide 29: Answer The Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA Association! Slide 30: Q How many Auburn football players does it take to change a light bulb?
A The entire team! And they all get a semester's credit for it! Slide 31: Caroline Bundy once flew a Cessna 152 solo doing touch-and-goes at the Birmingham Airport, 1500 feet over Birmingham, baby! Slide 32: Question What Metro employee once piloted the Goodyear Blimp? Slide 33: Answer Lisa Jones Slide 34: Q How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb?
A Six. One to turn the bulb, one for support, and four to relate to the experience. Slide 35: Your hard work and belief in the YMCA’s determination to never turn anyone away due to inability to pay allows us to provide $1,200,000 each year in financial assistance to over 8,000 children and adults. Thank you! Slide 36: Question Who is red, white and huggable all over? Slide 37: Answer Y Guy, of course! Slide 38: Q How many Psychiatrists does
it take to change a light bulb?
A Only one, but the bulb has got to really WANT to change. Slide 39: The sport of softball was invented at the YMCA and that before the name ‘softball’ was settled on, the game went by many different names including ‘sissyball.’ Slide 40: Q How many graduate students does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A Only one, but it may take at least five years for him to get it done. Slide 41: Question What current Executive Director’s aunt sang the vocals to the original Star Trek theme song? Slide 42: Answer Cham Norman Slide 43: Q How many folk singers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A Two. One to change the bulb, and one to write a song about how good the old light bulb was. Slide 44: Question What current Executive Director was thrown in the pool by his/her own staff during their United Way Pacesetter Campaign Celebration? Slide 45: Answer Jerry Wang Slide 46: Q How many Alabama football coaches does it take to change a light bulb?
A One, but it’ll cost you $32 million. Slide 47: The first branch to be featured on the Birmingham YMCA’s YouTube channel was the Vestavia Xpress Branch.
It was during their bubble pull in October 2009. Slide 48: Question At what YMCA branch did Fred Hatcher work before becoming childcare director at Trussville? Slide 49: Answer Northeast Slide 50: Did you know the Birmingham YMCA Youth Center was originally the gymnasium for Phillips High School? Slide 51: Question Which celebrity athlete was on hand at the first Healthy Kids Day held at the Youth Center in 2006? Slide 52: Answer Andrew Zow Slide 53: 2011 Major Gifts
Campaign Kick Off