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At the YMCA of Lincoln, people make everything possible. We are so grateful for the family of staff we have that not only make the Y a great place to be, but serve our community every day. Keep reading to meet one of our amazing staff members:


Kim Pair, Associate Executive Director of the Cooper YMCA

How long have you been working at the YMCA of Lincoln? 

I have been at the Y for 20 years!

What other roles have you had at the Y?

I started working for the Y part-time as a Preschool Teacher and Fundays Site Supervisor at the Northeast Y. A short time later, I began working as the Youth, Teen & Family Director at Northeast. And now I'm the Associate Executive Director at the Cooper Y!

What makes the YMCA of Lincoln different than other places you've worked?

The people are what make the Y great—the staff, members, and program participants!

What has been your proudest career moment and why?

When I was promoted to Associate Executive Director. I had worked for the Y for quite some time and I was honored to be recognized as a leader of our association.

What is your secret to making progress each day?

Keeping a positive attitude even during stressful times.

What would you tell someone wanting to work for the YMCA of Lincoln?

It is a great place to work because of the people. It will also help build a variety of skills from customer service to problem solving.

What is the best advice you've ever received?

To follow the Golden Rule—treating others the way you want to be treated.


We want to extend our sincerest thanks and congratulations to Kim for helping to make the YMCA of Lincoln a great place for 20 years! We can't wait to see how she will continue to make a difference in our community in the future.