The Central Lincoln County YMCA is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member to the Y family. Molly Cyr has joined the Y as the new coordinator of development.
Cyr brings to the table an outgoing personality with excellent relationship-building skills. Her love for youth programming and devotion to a healthy lifestyle prove her drive to educate others on what the YMCA is all about – reminding folks that the Y is more than just a gym, it’s a community.
“As we move forward with master facility plan development, our fundraising responsibilities must be a concerted effort. We must be outstanding stewards of the funds we raise, we must be intentional, and we must continue on the path of relationship-building and sharing our stories. Molly will help lead the way to ensure our ongoing capital campaign, annual fund, and long-term planning are successful to keep our mission thriving,” said CEO Meagan Hamblett.
In the spring of 2012, Cyr received her Bachelor of Arts degree in outdoor education and leadership from Sterling College in northern Vermont. From there she pursued her passion for working with youth and engaging them in the natural environment as the camp director for Otter Pond Adventure Camp with the YMCA of Southern Maine.
While in her role as camp director, she introduced solar electricity, educating campers and families on the importance of sustainable practices. She also helped establish the camp as a host site for the Maine State Summer Food Program, allowing all campers to receive a free breakfast and lunch every day of the camp season.
In addition to her duties with camp, Cyr acted as a team captain for the annual campaign, exceeding her overall monetary goals. Her desire to continue creating awareness of the YMCA mission encouraged her to advance her career as the new coordinator of development at the CLC YMCA.
Cyr also enjoys being outdoors, backpacking, hiking, watersports, and primitive camping. She is a wilderness first responder, former volunteer firefighter, and former safety team committee representative at her former employer, the Pineland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine.
The CLC YMCA is a key collaborative leader improving the quality of life for all by being the champion for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For more information, go to clcymca.org or call 563-9622.