David Brown, President & CEO of Capital District YMCA
Distinguished Community Service Award. This honor is awarded to individuals who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.
David Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Capital District YMCA will be honored at the upcoming 2019 Black & White Scholarship Ball. Mr. Brown will receive the Chapter’s Distinguished Community Service Award. This honor is awarded to individuals who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication.
Mr. Brown, who has a twenty-eight-year career within the YMCA, is responsible for a $38 million-dollar budget and the supervision 10 YMCA branches, 4 daycare centers, 2 camps, 2 housing corporations, and 60 childcare sites. The Capital District YMCA organization has 100,000 members, 1400 employees, 1400 volunteers and serves six counties and 18 different school districts.
Throughout his career, Brown has dedicated much of his time and effort toward helping children and teenagers realize their potential as students and members of their communities. Programs in youth athletics, education and mentoring, and leadership development have been advanced during his involvement. He was a founding member of the committee to establish the Capital District YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program which began in 2004 in Albany, Schenectady and Troy.
He has served the City of Albany School District as a member of its Shared Decision-Making Committee and is associated with the National Black Child Development Institute.
Honors have included being named to the 40 Under Forty Award by the Capital District Business Review, Capital District YMCA President's Award as Employee of the Year, New York State Governor’s African American Community Distinction Award, College of Saint Rose Community of Excellence Award and the Governor Cuomo’s New York State African American Public Service Award. Mr. Brown is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and in 2008 he was named Omega Psi Phi’s Citizen of the Year and in 2012 Omega Psi Phi’s Man of the Year.
Brown lives in Guilderland with his wife and four children.