As a not for profit company, making sure the company mission is delivered and met is possibly more imperative than a for profit company. YMCA is one of the largest charities and has established a worldwide presence. This presentation will focus on how decisions making differs and the similarities and differences with a for profit company.
YMCA, San Francisco
Kathy Cheng has been a finance leader in the YMCA movement for over 30 years. She began her career with Accounting and Finance leadership positions at the YMCA of Greater Saint Paul, Minnesota. In September 1999, during the dot.com boom, she accepted the CFO position with the YMCA of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, California. In 2003, Kathy was then asked to be the dual CFO of both the Santa Clara and Mid-Peninsula YMCAs. In April 2006, Kathy moved on to the position of CFO for the YMCA of San Francisco. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus and a M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Kathy has served as chair of the Bay Area YMCA Financial Director Network, Secretary for the YMCA Urban Group CFO Network, founding member and member of the Steering Committee of YMCA Asian Leadership Network and is currently the Trustee of the Fred Hoshiyama Scholarship Fund serving the Asian Employees in the YMCA movement. Kathy enjoyed being a mentor and had been panel speaker in various capacities inside and outside the non-profit sector. She is married and has two grown children and five grandchildren.