Allison currently serves as the Director of Community Relations & Communications at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. In this role, she focuses on philanthropic storytelling through fundraising and driving the Y’s communications strategy. Since joining the Y in 2012, Allison has raised over $2,000,000 in grant funding to support initiatives that increase access and drive academic achievement in some of Charlotte’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. She is deeply committed to the Y’s work in youth development and social impact, and in 2013 she was selected to lead an international YMCA trip to Prague, Czech Republic focused on developing young global leaders. A Wilmington, NC native, Allison graduated from Davidson College in 2012 with a degree in English. She is passionate about community, fascinated with culture, and spends her time exploring Charlotte by bike and cooking for her friends.