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Denise Berceli files

Identifier: Y.USA.89

Content Description

Presentation slides, project information, data, reports and other records created by Denise Berceli in her role as program specialist for the YMCA of the USA. All files are electronic/digital. The materials reflect her role as a coordinator and synthesizer of information for Y-USA Resource Directors, who in turn consulted with local YMCAs around the country. Project charters make up the largest portion of the collection, and are grouped chronologically. These materials, along with the files in the Sample of Resources folder, provide a picture of the YMCAs that Y-USA was consulting with and the areas on which they were focusing, including membership, member engagement, healthy living initiatives, youth development, child care, child safety, and metrics, among many other issues.


  • Creation: 1999-2017


Conditions Governing Access

The digital files in this collection are stored on an internal server and available upon request for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room or remotely. Please contact the YMCA Archives to arrange access to these materials.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Denise Berceli was a Senior Membership and Program Specialist for YMCA of the USA's Association Resources Department. Born outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Denise Berceli first became involved with the YMCA movement through a college internship in 1983. She retired in 2016 after 15 years at the national office during which she worked primarily in the areas of management and leadership consulting. Before then she served in executive roles with the YMCAs of Charlotte, North Carolina, northern Pennsylvania, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


7.3 Gigabytes (4509 digital files)

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Presentation slides, project information, data, reports and other records created by Denise Berceli in her role as program specialist for the YMCA of the USA.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The collection consists predominantly of PDF and Microsoft Office file formats. It also contains some graphical files (mainly .jpg) and a number of compressed .zip files, as well as a few email, HTML, and video files.

Other Finding Aids

A complete listing of individual files in the collection is available from the Kautz Family YMCA Archives.

Processing Information

One file that contained a password was replaced with a redacted version. Original file formats were retained in most cases but efforts were made to convert some of the less common proprietary file types to more accessible formats when possible.

Catalog Record ID number: 9977082309301701


An Inventory of her Files
March 2020
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Collecting Area Details

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