NJBIZ Business of the Year


Non-Profit Business of the Year

The Gateway Family YMCA Named Non-Profit Business of the Year by NJBIZ

NJBIZ Business of the Year 2022

The Gateway Family YMCA was named as a finalist in the NJBIZ Business of the Year 2023 and 2022 category for Non-Profit Business of the Year (101+ Employees).


The Gateway Family YMCA Named Top Non-Profit for 2023

The Gateway Family YMCA was recently named as a top NJ non-profit organization in the NJBIZ Business of the Year 2023 and 2022 category for Non-Profit Business of the Year (101+ Employees).  The Business of the Year awards recognize the state’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders for outstanding accomplishments in helping the state’s business community grow and prosper.

Winners of the annual awards are chosen by an independent panel of judges, and finalists were recognized during an in-person awards ceremony at The Palace at Somerset Park.

“Our goal is to meet the needs of the communities we serve, by implementing programs and services and continuing to expand our impact and collaborative partnerships to build equitable communities, ensuring everyone has access to grow and thrive,” stated Melynda A. Disla, President and Chief Executive Director, The Gateway Family YMCA.  “It was a great honor to be listed as a finalist and recognized for the great work we do to strengthen community.”

As a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community in 17 neighborhoods in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County, providing housing and social services in Elizabeth and Plainfield, and WISE Community Services and supportive housing, The Gateway Family YMCA supports over 300 individuals, families and veterans each evening in residential housing programs, and 16,000 individuals and families in YMCA programming through six YMCA branches.

The Gateway Family YMCA takes on challenges such as homelessness, essential child care, academic learning loss and achievement gap, childhood obesity, social isolation, drowning prevention, chronic disease management and specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

“Through innovative programs and services, community partnerships, digital innovation and financial assistance, the Y ensures that everyone has equitable access and unwavering support to achieve their goals,” stated Rodger D. Koerber, EVP, Chief Operating Officer.

Serving the community in eastern Union County and northern Middlesex County since 1900, The Gateway Family YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other.  With a focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities, the Y brings together people from all backgrounds and perspectives to ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA visit www.tgfymca.org.



The Gateway Family YMCA