New chief development officer hired at the YMCA in Wilton

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has announced the hiring of Jarred S. Barnes as its new Chief Development Officer. Barnes will oversee fundraising efforts, and donor relations along with the marketing, and communications efforts for the multi branch association as its approaches milestone anniversaries.

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has announced the hiring of Jarred S. Barnes as its new Chief Development Officer. Barnes will oversee fundraising efforts, and donor relations along with the marketing, and communications efforts for the multi branch association as its approaches milestone anniversaries.

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The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has announced the hiring of Jarred S. Barnes as its new Chief Development Officer. Barnes will oversee fundraising efforts and donor relations along with the marketing and communications efforts for the multi-branch association as they approach milestone anniversaries.

“I am honored and excited to join the Riverbrook Regional YMCA and work with its diverse communities, members, staff, volunteers, and donors,” Barnes told Hearst Connecticut Media. “Coming back into the YMCA Family and collectively sharing the virtues of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility will drive us towards the close approaching 50th Anniversary of the Wilton Family Y and not too distant 100th Anniversary of the Norwalk Y. I cannot wait to get to the area and set down some roots,” Barnes said.

Barnes has previously served as Capital Campaign Manager/Governmental Relations for the Greater Philadelphia YMCA.

Barnes oversaw the Capital Campaign for the new Willow Grove YMCA, sourcing personal gifts, government grants, in-kind & corporate donations. The campaign raised over 3.6 million dollars.

Barnes holds an undergraduate degree, and a graduate degree in Political Science from Lehigh University.

Barnes has also served as a Rotary member since 2015.

“We are very excited to have Jarred join our organization," said Riverbrook Regional YMCA CEO Bob McDowell said. “The way we interact with our community has changed greatly over the past year, causing us to alter our operations and identify new initiatives. Jarred will be a great asset in helping us ensure that we have the resources necessary to continue growth and service for the community," McDowell said.

Serving the coastal city of Norwalk as well as the towns of Georgetown, Redding and Wilton, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA provides services to 134,000 residents across diverse communities. The YMCA is a member supported charitable organization that is dedicated to promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by offering a broad range of health enhancing, recreational, educational and social programs that are affordable and accessible to all people in the communities that the organization serves. The organization’s vision is to use all of its available resources to maximize the personal potential of every person in the community who is affiliated with or takes advantage of the Y’s programs, and facilities.

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is located at 404 Danbury Road in Wilton.