YMCA of Columbia Chief Development Officer Wendy Broderick was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People of 2014” in the January edition of Greater Columbia Business Monthly.

Broderick was recognized alongside 49 other prominent community leaders including the Mayor of Columbia, the Dean of the Darla Moore School of Business and the CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The recipients were recognized for their outstanding commitment to the local community and their respective roles in business, politics, service, the arts and healthcare.

As the Chief Development Officer of the YMCA of Columbia, Wendy Broderick plays an instrumental role in the growth and strategic development of the Y. By assembling resources, Broderick helps the Y impact large-scale community change. Broderick is a well-connected and highly respected development professional. She has designed and executed a comprehensive fundraising plan including capital, annual and endowment giving to develop sustainable support for the Y. Under her leadership, the Y has secured significant support to address critical community needs like chronic disease prevention, childhood obesity and summer learning loss.

During her 15-year tenure, Broderick has led the YMCA of Columbia through the start-up of the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in northeast Columbia and served as Executive Director of that branch. She currently serves on various boards throughout the Midlands including Blythewood Rotary Club (Chair-elect), Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Historic Columbia Foundation and Sustainable Midlands.

In October of 2014, Broderick was recognized as one of “Columbia’s Top 30 Women of Influence” by Southeast Small Business Magazine. Broderick also was one of just 12 leaders from across the country to be chosen by the Afterschool Alliance as a 2014 Afterschool Ambassador. In this role she organized public events, and communicated with policy makers to build support for quality afterschool programs. Wendy Broderick continues to cultivate new strategic relationships that support the philanthropic efforts and core programs and services of the Y.