CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (November 15, 2021)
Following an extensive national search, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte announced today that Stanley (Stan) Law, current president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, will become its next president and CEO, effective early January 2022.
Law, a Charlotte native, began his career with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte as an afterschool counselor and worked his way up within the organization before taking on leadership positions at the YMCAs of Greater Washington (D.C.) and Greater Cincinnati. He then served as president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham (Ala.), before taking on his current position at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina in 2017.
“I’m excited to welcome Stan and know he’s the right person coming to our Y at the right time,” said Theresa Drew, board chair of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. “His extensive YMCA background and passion for our mission, connections to the community, and his deep experience in operations, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and leadership encompass the broad spectrum of qualities our Y needs in its next leader. The board is confident in Stan’s ability to lead our Y through this challenging time and to position us well for the future.”
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead the YMCA that served me as a child, through swim lessons and camp, and where I began my career,” said Law. “Returning to Charlotte means coming home. I’m incredibly passionate about the community, and the Y’s ability to serve where the needs are greatest.”
Law succeeds former president and CEO Todd Tibbits, who departed in July to lead the YMCA of San Diego County.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has 17 branches and two overnight camp locations. Members, youth and community members are served through high-quality facilities, programming and partnerships, which are focused on building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y has seen a leveling-off of membership numbers this year, with membership sitting at just over half of what it was prior to the pandemic. The organization’s day and overnight camp programs had a successful summer, serving thousands of kids at nearly full capacity. Membership and programming fees represent 90 percent of the Y’s revenue, of which $40 million was lost in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.
About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte nurtures the potential of children and teens, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for nearly 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is a proud recipient of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. www.ymcacharlotte.org