Campaign Manager, Central Region
Dave Mays, a native of Northwest Indiana, joined the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation team in October 2018 as a Vs. Cancer campaign manager.
Dave’s passion for sports and helping children and families is what brought him to Vs. Cancer. Prior to joining the Vs. Cancer team, Dave served the Crossroads YMCA in Northwest Indiana for over 16 years. During his time with the YMCA, he served in several roles including program director, senior program director, associate executive director, and most recently executive director. His experience with the YMCA helped develop his passion for working with youth, health & wellness, sports, and development in nonprofit organizations. Dave has also served as the assistant director of annual giving at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. Dave received his B.S. degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph.
In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering as a youth sports coach, and serving on local nonprofit and service club boards. Currently, he is serving as president of the Rotary Club of Hammond, Indiana. His favorite hobby is to play golf, and he is an avid Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame fan.
Dave lives in Crown Point, Indiana with his wife, Kendra, and son, Mason.