Bucks County Herald

Schea tapped to lead YMCA fundraising campaign


Fred Schea is leading the YMCA of Bucks County’s For a Better Us Campaign to raise $20 million in needed resources to support growing requests for financial assistance and free programming and to complete major expansion and renovations of facilities in Doylestown and Fairless Hills.

Schea has served the Y in various ways, including as a trustee and board member, for over 25 years.

“I’m very pleased to announce that Fred Schea is leading our fundraising initiative. Fred has provided invaluable leadership and vision for our Y over the years,” said President/CEO Zane Moore. “I am thrilled that he brings his knowledge of our county and his talents and expertise to this effort.”

Schea is the president of Pennswood Consulting LLC. He is retired as president and chief executive officer of First Savings Bank, now Penn Community Bank. Fred is an active member of the Bucks County community and has held many volunteer leadership roles including with Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County Community College Foundation and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation.

“Serving as chair of this fundraising initiative is a true honor,” said Schea. “The Y touches tens of thousands of lives each year and I can’t think of an organization more critical in addressing the broadest scope of social, health and human service needs across Bucks County. As a result of this fundraising initiative, our communities will be stronger and we will be a better us.”

The For a Better Us Campaign will allow for the expansion of community impact programs that serve veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more, as well as finance two major capital projects in Doylestown and Fairless Hills to support the health journeys of members and the community.

In Fairless Hills, the plan is to reconfigure the facility within its current footprint to allow for an expanded fitness center and locker rooms, additional program space, a community gathering area, and more parking, plus give the building a new look. In Doylestown, space will be added and reconfigured to expand the fitness center, add program space, and add universal, private locker rooms.


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