Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut announces the appointment of Maura Keenan as Vice President of Advancement

Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut announces the appointment of

Maura Keenan as Vice President of Advancement

Brookfield, CT: Marie B. Miszewski, President/CEO of Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, has announced the appointment of Maura P. Keenan as the Regional YMCA’s Vice President of Advancement.  Ms. Keenan, a life-long Danbury resident, has a long and distinguished career in development where she has overseen fundraising for numerous endeavors and capital campaigns.  She was instrumental in development efforts including the construction of the Police Athletic Center in Danbury and a $15 million fitness center at Pace University. She has also worked in concert with an Advancement Team that successfully completed a $145 million comprehensive campaign at Ithaca College.  President/CEO Marie Miszewski says “Maura brings a wealth of experience to our organization that will move our Y to the next level so that we can do more to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”

Most recently, Maura served as the Senior Director of Constituent Relations at Fairfield University where she was responsible for oversight of campaign communications, donor stewardship and advancement related events. Maura is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and also graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Masters in Business Administration. She has coached locally in Western Connecticut in various capacities, including her most recent coaching position as the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Brookfield High School. Maura is on the board of the Housatonic Valley Sports Organizing Committee, and is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Keenan says “I am very excited to be working for the YMCA. It is an opportunity to make an impact with an organization that does so much in my hometown.”  For more information regarding the Regional YMCA visit our website at

                                                                —About the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut

The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community service organization dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through the development of spirit, mind, and body.  The Regional YMCA strives to serve all. It operates two full service facilities in Danbury and Brookfield, and 2 program sites providing a wide variety of programs and services to the residents in the 22 towns in Greater Danbury and Eastern Putnam County, NY:

  • Quality all-day, pre and after-school childcare.
  • Summer day camps at 3 locations.
  • Wellness and aquatic programs for youth, teens and adults.
  • Painting, drama, dance, sculpture, pottery, computer graphics, photography and more at The Center for the Arts and Humanities, home to ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury.

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