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YMCA director leadership ‘remarkable’ during tenure

The YMCA of Harrison County board would like to publicly acknowledge the leadership and exceptional service provided by Roger Corley, executive director at our YMCA of Harrison County in Corydon.

Roger was hired seven years ago during a very difficult period. The progress made under his leadership is remarkable.

Our annual campaign has grown from $7,000 raised to a $93,000 goal, which means the YMCA is better able to fulfill our mission and achieve our goal of making the YMCA programs and services available to everyone, no matter their ability to pay full fee.

Roger implemented expanded financial assistance policies for our families; Release Time for Christian Education for public school fourth graders once per week; continued the Splash program, which teaches water safety to all third graders in Harrison and Crawford counties; began the certified chaplain program; supported After Hours for middle schoolers once per month; and led the investment in the Harrison County Community Foundation endowment so that we have now exceeded $1 million in that account, providing approximately $50,000 in funds available to the YMCA each year.

Roger has clearly led the YMCA forward in achieving our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Roger will be leaving our Y to pursue a business venture with his wife but has agreed to provide leadership during our transition period as we search for and install our new CEO.

If you see Roger over the next few weeks, please join us in thanking him for a job well done and wishing him and his family a happy and prosperous future.

Godspeed, friend.

Lisa Steele


On behalf of the YMCA of Harrison County Board of Directors