Get to Know Marc Gorsch


Changing of the Guard: Former Chairman Eric Hanson (right) passes the gavel to Marc Gorsch (left).

Member. Employee. Volunteer.

Like all good friendships, Marc Gorsch’s history with the Y was built upon loyalty and longevity.

Growing up in Burlington, Iowa, he spent some of his formative years at the YMCA in town, learning to swim and play sports such as basketball, baseball and football.

During his college days, he split time between studying at Western Illinois University and working for the Y in Monmouth, Ill. As Youth Basketball Director, he was in charge of organizing their Youth Basketball League.

Marc’s latest venture with the Y is to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Joliet Area YMCA. In this role, he will work closely with fellow volunteers, as well as the Y’s leadership team, to shape the organization’s strategic vision.

“Our goal is to continue to move the Y forward,” Marc said of the new opportunity. “We’ve built a really good base over the years. Now we have an opportunity to build a new facility in Morris. We’ve got room for expansion at Avery. It’s all a part of our plan to help grow the Y’s programs and services.”

A banker at Hometown National Bank, Marc originally got his start with the Greater Joliet Area YMCA in 2011, when he joined the Budget and Finance Committee. He and his family are active members at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield.

Are you looking to take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood? The Y is for you!

The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.

To begin volunteering at the Y, please contact your local branch today:

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Dori Fugate, Member Engagement Champion
[email protected]
(815) 267-8600, ext. 210

Central City YMCA
Maurice Fears, Executive Director
[email protected]
(815) 726-3939, ext. 413

Galowich Family YMCA
Anna Miller, Member Engagement Champion
[email protected]
(815) 726-3939, ext. 433

Morris Community YMCA
Missy Durkin, Executive Director
[email protected]
(815) 513-8080, ext. 510

Smith Family YMCA
Anna Miller, Member Engagement Champion
[email protected]
(815) 726-3939, ext. 433

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