Celebrating Women of the Y Luncheon


The Trotter Family YMCA has been committed to our community for over 50 years. We provide quality programs, available to everyone regardless of age, religion, or socio-economic background. No one is ever turned away at the YMCA. Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 

Our goal with the luncheon is to raise $250,000, which will provide funding to support children and families in their pursuit of academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, and swim safety as well as provide funding to support our efforts around social equity.  

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For more information, please email Rosemary Lengefeld or call 713-781-1061.


This year’s Luncheon will honor the dedication and leadership of two extraordinary women, Audrey Moody Ley, deceased March 2018, and daughter, Judy Ley Allen.

The family’s 80-year-involvement began when Wendel D. Ley, Audrey’s husband, noticed as a young businessman that key leaders of Houston were all involved with the mission of the YMCA. Wendel then decided to volunteer at the Downtown YMCA looking to learn from these male leaders.

Through his fine work, Wendel soon joined a YMCA Committee and then the Board of Directors where he often served as Chairman of the Real Estate Committee, helping to guide the Y’s expansion, always dedicated to the Y’s core values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Faith. 

Audrey joined her husband, Wendel, in his love of the Y, becoming a strong supporter of the Y’s mission and helping behind the scenes in many ways over the years, while inspiring her own children to always give back to the community. Robert Moody Ley, her son, joined the YMCA of Greater Houston Board of Directors next. David Wendel Ley, Audrey’s grandson, also followed his grandfather’s footsteps and currently serves in the YMCA’s Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Real Estate Committee.

During the summer, the Ley family drove to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado where the four Ley children learned the values of the YMCA, which they support to this day. Wendel served on the Board of the YMCA of the Rockies for over 30 years. During that time he identified the property at Snow Mountain Ranch near Grandby, CO for a 5,000 acre expansion of the YMCA of the Rockies. Judy has nurtured the development of this campus for over 20 years.

Judy officed with her father, Wendel, in his last 10 years and together they guided Thelma, her aunt and Wendel’s sister, to leave a major gift that established the Thelma Ley Anderson Family YMCA located in Alvin, TX, following the example of the Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA located in northeast Houston.

Today, Judy serves on the YMCA of Greater Houston Endowment Foundation Board and encourages future generations of Ley women to continue the family’s YMCA involvement and legacy.


The Annual Campaign ensures that the Y is available for those who need it most and enables every community to have access to diverse programs and activities that meet its needs. By supporting this campaign, you help guarantee that everyone regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay can benefit from the YMCA’s values-centered programs. Every dollar raised is an investment in our community and our future.