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On June 14, the YMCA of Greater Houston announced the expansion of its leadership team with Angela Hodson hired as the chief philanthropy officer. Hodson is a Houston-based leader with more than 28 years of nonprofit and charitable experience and relationships that will further elevate the Y’s philanthropy efforts.

“I am beyond delighted to join the YMCA of Greater Houston and be part of an organization that puts the health and well-being of Houstonians first,” said Hodson in a statement. “I’m excited to dive into this new role helping the Y facilitate growth and engagement of communities. The Y does a variety of things many people may not know – from work within the community during COVID-19 with food distribution and providing childcare for essential workers, to their work with refugees and building more equitable communities with social responsibility. I am thrilled to begin this new chapter with YMCA of Greater Houston.”

Hodson will provide strategic leadership to advance sustainable and innovative development programs furthering the Houston Y’s mission. One of Hodson’s first initiatives is to oversee the Y’s 2021 ‘Be the Change’ philanthropic campaign currently in progress to meet critical community needs and capitalize on new opportunities in three priority areas:

  • Program support and community impact.
  • Capital upgrades and program space transformation.
  • New endowment contributions.

The ‘Be the Change’ philanthropic campaign ensures everyone has equal access to YMCA programs and services. Thanks to generous donors, the Y will be able to continue fulfilling this mission through low-cost programs and direct financial assistance for families in need. One hundred percent of all dollars donated are invested into programs serving children and families in the Houston community.

“Angela Hodson is an extremely talented Houston-based leader in the nonprofit and charitable space, and we are elated to see the impact she will bring to our organization and our community,” said Stephen Ives, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, in a statement. “Hodson will provide strategic leadership to advance sustainable and innovative development programs furthering the YMCA of Greater Houston’s mission. She will join the ranks of the YMCA of Greater Houston’s leadership team, one of the strongest and most resilient teams I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.”

Brittany Howard

Brittany is the editor of Community Rec Magazine. Reach her at brittany@peakemedia.com.

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