Stamford Family YMCA names Shawn Patch as new CEO


Patch Brings 30 Years of YMCA Experience to Organization

Stamford, CT, September 21— The Stamford Family YMCA has named Shawn Patch as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 22, 2018. Shawn will be responsible for taking the lead on the Y’s fundraising initiatives, staff development, membership increase, and will work to continue to develop youth and family programming.


“During our search for a new CEO, we looked at candidates from throughout the country, but Shawn stood out among the rest. His energy and vision for the Stamford Family YMCA is exactly what we were looking for in a leader,” said Paul Macari, Search Committee Chair of Stamford Family YMCA’s Board of Directors. “Shawn’s experience displays his ability to effectively manage staff, achieve and exceed fundraising goals, and accomplish branch development and program expansion. Shawn also demonstrates a passion toward education, healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. We are convinced that the Stamford Family YMCA will have a successful and effective leader for years to come.”


“I am thrilled to join the Stamford Family YMCA and the Stamford Community” said Shawn Patch.  “Coming back to the Northeast not only gives me the opportunity to be close to family and friends but I’m now able to apply my passion and nearly 30 years of experience to the Stamford Community.  I knew this was the place that I needed to be the minute I met the staff, volunteers and board members. They showed just incredible passion for all the members and they live the mission of the YMCA every day.  I’m excited to be part of such a great team. Stamford, great things are coming to your YMCA, see ya soon.”


Patch comes to the Y with 28 years of experience in the non-profit world, and 20 years of experience in a CEO role. Patch is currently employed with the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee/Sumter Family YMCA, where he has served as CEO for the past 8 years. Prior to the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee/Sumter Family YMCA, Patch has worked for the North Central Florida YMCA, and the YMCA of Greater Miami. Patch holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University and was born and raised in New Hampshire.