The 2022-2023 JCYM Board of Directors
President, Mary Ann Cappo; President Elect, Judy Moore; Membership Co-chairs, Barbara Otte & Linda Wilhelm;
Philanthropy Co-chairs, Susan Barnhart & Leeanne Smith; Recording Secretary, Marli Yeo; Treasurer Co-chairs,
Alisa Ford & Becky Fisk; Ways & Means Co-chairs, Margie Harden & Linda Tompkins; Member-at-Large, Co-chairs
Mary Ann Cappo & Alisa Ford.
Budget, Mary Ann Cappo; Bylaws, Judy Moore; Care & Concern, Snookie Krumbiegel; Day/Night Activities Co-chairs,
Martha Wofford & Tara Gatti; Distribution of Funds Co-chairs, Mary Ann Cappo & Alisa Ford; Executive Secretary,
Margie Ray; Finance, Deb Scott; Historical Records, Nancy Nash; Information Technology, Patty Gay;
JCYM Charitable Gift Fund, Connie Riley; JCYM Scholarship, Judy Ransom; Meeting/Luncheon Co-chairs,
Rhonda Masilionis & Cheryl Gettinger; Parliamentarian/Sgt-at-Arms, Doris Yantis; Press Co-chairs, Teri Waters &
Winky Bergeson; Program Co-chairs, Teri Waters & Mary Petrie; Publicity, Linda Olsen & Pam McConnell;
Steering, Kathy Hood; Philanthropy-Elect Co-chairs, Dee Ann Attaway & Sharon Milligan; Ways & Means
Treasurer, Patty Gay
JCYM is an all-volunteer women’s philanthropic organization founded in 1961. Today, more than 250 members provide support to area philanthropic organizations through financial donations, over 60 service projects annually, and educational scholarships. Fundraising and hands-on service projects are equally important functions of the club. Since its founding, JCYM has given over $3,000,000 in financial contributions and scholarships. Members give over 20,000 service hours annually.
JCYM is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. JCYM does not employ staff nor occupy office space which allows the club to donate 100% of the proceeds from its fundraising projects to other organizations.
Philanthropy has been the hallmark of JCYM since the beginning. The club has provided support to numerous organizations, often creating programs to fill needs that are identified in the community. Currently, the club focuses on the following organizations:
KidsTLC, Inc.—founded by JCYM as Temporary Lodging for Children in 1972
Evergreen Community of Johnson County
Friends of Shawnee Indian Mission
Growing Futures Early Education Center (formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission)
Johnson County Christmas Bureau
For 25 years (1991 thru 2016), the annual JCYM Home for the Holidays Homes Tour was enjoyed by many. Area homes were lavishly decorated by local decorators for public touring.
Service projects include projects with the residents at KidsTLC, working shifts at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, reading to children at Growing Futures, sorting clothing for Safehome residents, playing bingo every week with residents at Evergreen Living Innovations nursing center, and much more. The club provides a wide variety of projects so that members can contribute their time in the way they prefer.
The JCYM tradition continues to promote and foster charitable, literary and educational purposes, by and through uniting congenial women of the community. If you are interested in supporting the community and helping others, in forming new friendships and participating in interest groups and social activities, please contact us!
We are large enough to make a positive impact on the community but small enough to offer lifelong friendships!