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BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Sedgwick L. Harris, Ed.D.



Greater Valley YMCA works with amazing leaders to deliver a positive impact in our Lehigh Valley community. The dedicated members of our Board of Directors provide valuable insight and contribute to bringing the Y’s essential programs to our members and the community. 

Let’s meet Dr. Sedgwick L. Harris, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment with Northampton Community College.
How long have you been a Board Member of the Greater Valley YMCA? 
Dr. Harris: “I have been a Board Member of the Greater Valley YMCA for one year.” 
How did you become involved with the Greater Valley YMCA? 
Dr. Harris: “I was previously involved with YMCA in Illinois and Michigan. I shared my interest with Dave Fagerstrom, President & CEO of Greater Valley YMCA, during a meeting and thought I’d join the board to help with improving the connection with youth.” 
What do you love most about the Greater Valley YMCA? 
Dr. Harris: “The ability to bring joy to the lives of those less fortunate.“
Why should community leaders become involved with the Greater Valley YMCA? 
Dr. Harris: “It is a great organization that provides so much to our communities. From Youth to Seniors, swimming to yoga, the YMCA develops strong families, brighter futures, and healthier lifestyles.” 
If you are interested in making a positive impact in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Greater Valley YMCA has many opportunities for you to get involved:

  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Instructors (e.g. Child Care, Dance, Fitness, Gymnastics, Health Education, Swim, etc.)
  • Lifeguards
  • Social Program Volunteers (e.g. Diabetes Prevention Program, Food Service, etc.)
  • Support Our Nonprofit Mission Through Donations
  • Youth Leadership Development Opportunities

Take the first step today to get involved with the Y. Contact us at yfeedback@gv-ymca.org to begin your journey with the Greater Valley YMCA.

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Financial Assistance


Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.


Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

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