Welcome to the YMCA of Columbia

Since our founding in 1854, we have stayed true to our mission, putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The YMCA of Columbia is a charitable organization working toward a better community for all. Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that connect, teach, protect, heal and encourage. We work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone – regardless of age, income or background as the same opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

We strengthen the foundation of community through:

  • Youth Development: Empowering young people to reach their full potential
  • Healthy Living: Improving individual and community well-being
  • Social Responsibility: Giving back and inspiring action in our community

Association Leadership Team


VP of Operations

VP of Operations

Director of Finance

Director of Marketing

Outreach and Systems Director

Human Resources Director

Board of Directors

Virginia McMaster

Board Chair

Dave Krupa

Past Board Chair

Drew Theodore


Evan Hobbs


Board Members

Kinli Abee
Vance Bettis
Bob Boone
John Camp
Hampton Jordan
Stacey McPhail

Crystal Owens
Kenneth Richey
Annie Scott
Jamie Shadd
Clint Shealy
Claude Walker

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Our History

YMCA of Columbia, established in 1854, has been a cornerstone of community fellowship and support. From affordable housing and Bible studies in the 1800s to adapting and providing emotional support throughout the 1900s, the Y has consistently addressed social challenges. Today, our programs impact children, adults, and the community, promoting healthy lifestyles and embodying Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

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Our Mission

The YMCA of Columbia is dedicated to implementing Christian principles through programs that foster the well-being of the spirit, mind, and body for individuals of all backgrounds. With five locations spanning Richland, Kershaw, Lexington, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties, we strive to serve and support our communities.

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Join our team and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families. Explore rewarding career opportunities at YMCA of Columbia and contribute to our mission of building a healthier community.

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Have questions or need more information? Reach out to us. We’re here to assist you and provide the support you need.

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Your contribution can make a meaningful impact on our community. Support the YMCA of Columbia and help us continue providing essential programs and services to individuals and families in need. Every donation counts and brings us closer to building a healthier, stronger community together.

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Volunteering at the Y is a catalyst for positive, lasting change in your community. By joining our dedicated team of caring individuals, you actively contribute to making a difference. Embrace the opportunity to work alongside like-minded volunteers, united in their commitment to create a better future for all.

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