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You can help today, for a better tomorrow. By making an investment in My Y, you can transform a community, and those living in it. Transformational gifts of $5,000+ can help build needed YMCA facilities, implement life-changing programs, or ensure the sustainability of our services for the future.

Together, we can address serious community problems, like access to health programs, affordable child care or job skills training.

Donate a life-changing gift today!

I am here to help you find a meaningful way to make a difference at My Y. Give me a call, send me an email or connect with me via Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. I look forward to building a healthier community with you.

Kate Meeks
Manager, Capital Development
Ph: 705-726-9622 x 450


Born and raised in the Barrie area, Kate has been with the YMCA for six years and briefly spent time living and working in the USA. She joined the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka in 2015 and is currently the Manager of Capital Development. In this role she is responsible for overseeing fundraising, donor stewardship and cultivation as it relates to capital development. Currently Kate is leading the philanthropic efforts at YMCA Geneva Park as the Y begins a $15 million dollar redevelopment initiative; she is also assisting the VP of Philanthropy, Brand and Community Development on the capital development of a new Barrie YMCA.

Kate’s career began with a passion to help others through counselling after receiving her Master’s degree in Kentucky. When she started with the YMCA of Central Kentucky as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, she worked closely with the Board of Directors, donors, and senior staff growing to love the mission, value and impact the YMCA had on a global level. During her time in Kentucky she worked with senior staff on two capital projects. Her role expanded and she moved into a Marketing and Communications Specialist position completing the rebranding from YUSA for the Association and working on rolling out the YUSA Nationwide Campaign on the local level. Kate received the 2012 North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Communication Award for Print Material and is also a NAYDO Young Professionals Program graduate of 2013.

Kate lives with her husband and beautiful baby boy in Barrie, ON.