Created on 18 November 2013

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Reasons to donate!

The Y is a charity, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With programs from A to Z—like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don't just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.


Every gift matters.

Everyone has a role to play.

Together, we can achieve so much more.

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As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change.  Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.


Join the Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive.

Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.

Volunteer at the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

Advocate with the Y: Address the nation’s most pressing social issues, with a nonprofit that has the long-standing track record and on-the-ground presence to not just promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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Leadership Contact Info

John Mugler
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8647
Fax: 785-354-1611

Lorie Lahman
Executive Director of Operations
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8637
Fax: 785-354-1611

Joe Hodgson
Executive Director of Programs
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8659
Fax: 785-354-1611

Mack Owen
Downtown Branch Manager
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8628
Fax: 785-354-1611

Abby Munding
North Branch Manager
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8654
Fax: 785-232-6224

Melonie Beideck
Southwest Branch Manager
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8658
Fax: 785-271-7982

Maurice Benson
Southwest Branch Director
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8639
Fax: 785-271-7982

Dennis Reedy
North Branch Director
Athletics Director
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8655
Fax: 785-232-6224

Zachary Wagers
Aquatics Director
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8649
Fax: 785-354-1611

DeeDee Reedy
Child Care Services
YMCA of Topeka
Phone: 785-435-8645
Fax: 785-354-1611


Contact YMCA Topeka

Downtown Branch
421 SW Van Buren St
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-354-8591

Southwest Branch
3635 SW Chelsea Drive
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: 785-271-7979

KuehneBranch YMCA
1936 NW Tyler St
Topeka, KS 66608