The Board of Directors Elected Officials:
Chairperson Vice Chairperson
F. Pittman B. Wright
Meet our Management Team:
Chief Executive Officer Senior Vice President Finance Manager
V. Wayne Orton Brenda Gibbs Christina Gregory
Executive Director of Learning Academy Assistant Director of Learning Academy
Paula Jennings Mary Church
The William A. Hunton YMCA is this nation's oldest, independent, historically African American YMCA. It's first executive, William A. Hunton, was the first YMCA executive of color in the United States. The Hunton YMCA plays an essential role in the community and has since 1875.
The Hunton YMCA was the cultural hub of the black community for many decades. The Hunton YMCA was the birthplace of Norfolk State College, now Norfolk State University, and the meeting place for numerous civic and social groups and actives. In the 1995 decision of theHunton Board and patrons to remain "independent", the Hunton vowed to sustain its identity as a historical landmark of the city of Norfolk. With untiring determination, the Hunton has been able to persevere. The provision of quality programs in the areas of childcare, youth activities, computer education, after-school educational enhancement, senior activities, and community outreach is an attainable and ongoing goal of the Hunton YMCA.
The Hunton YMCA means so much to so many people and continually strives to meet the ever-growing needs of its patrons. It is the mission of the YMCA to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. This has been the hallmark of the Hunton YMCA from the beginning and is the current force in carrying out its very special mission today. A Historic Past, A Proud Future- The William A. Hunton YMCA.