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Howard Goodrow named Chief Development Officer of YMCA of Greater Hartford

The YMCA of Greater Hartford has ratified the selection of Howard Goodrow to serve as the organization’s next Chief Development Officer. Goodrow comes to the YMCA from the American Cancer Society, where he most recently served as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations.

Howard holds a Business Degree from the University of Hartford, A B.S. in Management from the College of St. Joseph, and an M.B.A. from Plymouth State University. He has served the American Cancer Society in a number of roles since 1999; including Director of Planned Giving, State Vice President for Development, Senior Operations Vice President for Development and Senior Director of National Business Development for Coaches vs. Cancer.

 “The YMCA of Greater Hartford is thrilled to add Howard to our Senior Leadership Team,” says Harold Sparrow, President and CEO. “Each year, our organization is tasked with raising millions of dollars; not only to provide financial assistance for thousands children and families in need, but to ensure the financial stability of the YMCA and cement our ability to serve the Greater Hartford community for generations to come. Under Howard’s leadership, we hope to effectively tell the story of the Y and continue to provide life-changing programs and services for all who seek them.”

                                                                                                       During his time with the American Cancer Society, Mr. Goodrow was responsible for the oversight of fund development in six New England States with an Annual Fund of $48,000,000.00. He has an extensive background in major gifts, planned giving, and community relationships. Prior to his work with the Cancer Society, Howard was active in the banking industry.

“I am humbled and honored to take on this new role,” says Goodrow. “I look forward to securing a solid financial future for the YMCA of Greater Hartford as they strive to build strong communities by promoting Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.”

Goodrow lives in Granby, CT with his wife, Katie, and two sons, Cole (17) and Aidan (14.) His first day with the YMCA of Greater Hartford was Monday, June 26, 2017.