Bucks, Hunterdon YMCA Merge With Lehigh Valley Organization

The local YMCA is expanding.

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The YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties has officially merged with the Greater Valley YMCA and is now operating under the new name River Crossing YMCA.

The merger extends the reach of the organization across Northampton and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Bucks and Hunterdon counties.

Zane Moore, the current president and CEO of River Crossing YMCA, will lead the newly merged YMCA.

Moore, a resident of Newtown, has been instrumental in several YMCA consolidations. He oversaw the joining of the Lower Bucks Family, Upper Bucks, and Central Bucks YMCAs. He also led the 2022 merger with Hunterdon County YMCA.

YMCA of Bucks County CEO Zane Moore.
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Under the leadership of Moore and his team, the organization has not only expanded through mergers but has also seen facility enhancements, including the renovation of the Fairless Hills branch.

Moore took the helm of the Northampton/Lehigh YMCA following the departure of its previous chief, David Fagerstrom, last August under a management agreement that paved the way for the merger.

“As one YMCA, we truly are stronger together, committed to building upon the excellence of over 100 years of service to our local communities,” said Moore. “Our members and participants will benefit from strengths and talents from both organizations with a greater variety of high-quality programs. Coming together also allows us to expand the reach of our mission-driven services and community impact. The leaders from both Ys are as excited as I am to begin this work together as one association.” 

Moore pointed to the benefits for members, including access to a broader range of programs and increased community impact.

The combined River Crossing YMCA reported $55 million in revenue, 2,000 employees, and 142,000 members and participants. It operates 12 branches, 13 early childhood centers, 20 summer camp locations, and 37 school-age child care programs across multiple counties.

The nonprofit organization’s charitable community impact is noted at over $12 million annually. It offers financial aid and free programs to veterans, cancer survivors, and older adults.

Following the transition, all YMCA members will have access to facilities and programs across all branches, which include locations in Doylestown, Fairless Hills, Newtown, Quakertown, Warminster, Allentown, Catasauqua, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Pen Argyl, and several others in Hunterdon County.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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