Leadership Award Honoree

Eileen Knauer, SVP and Chief Operating Officer

Eileen Knauer, SVP and Chief Operating Officer

YMCA of Long Island

Eileen Knauer is currently acting as Executive Director at the Huntington YMCA. During a span of 23 years, Eileen has held several roles in the Association.  Eileen became the Exec Dir at the Huntington branch in 2006 and successfully launch a capital campaign that raised $4.1 million dollars to build an 18,000 square foot addition.  During her  leadership at the branch, more than $300,000 in scholarships were awarded annually to local youth, teens, adults, seniors, and families to provide access to YMCA memberships and programs. 

Eileen has led several development and growth projects expanding YMCA’s capacity to serve more people. Most notably, she launched and managed a $9.2 million capital campaign to expand the Huntington YMCA.  Eileen is currently part of a team working on a $22 million capital campaign to build the Wyandanch YMCA. 

Eileen holds a degree in Business Management from St. John’s University. She raised her two children in Huntington and continues to reside there. She is a proud grandmother of three and enjoys fitness, travel, sports, and reading

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