The Annual Campaign

What is the Annual Campaign
At the Y, we count on the generosity of our donors to ensure that no child, family or adult is turned away because of their inability to pay. Your gifts support:
• Kids having a safe place to go to afterschool

• Adults taking control of their health and well-being

• Teens raising academic standards and graduating from high school

• Families battling poverty to shape a better future

• Seniors facing isolation to build new relationships

• Everyone challenged by a disability or illness to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential

How much of the money raised in the Annual Giving Campaign goes to helping those in need? Charitable gifts are invested in people in our community. 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to children, teens, and families who need the Y right here in Western North Carolina.

But where do my membership dues go?
Membership dues cover the cost of running the Y and providing the best experience for you and your family.Your Charitable Contributions to the Annual Campaign

How can you help support your community?
Here are a few ways your financial gift will make a difference in a person's life:
Your gift of $125 provides support for:
...a youth to attend one week of camp
...a youth to have a membership for a year
...a youth to have one month of afterschool
and more
100% goes directly to those in need in our Western North Carolina Communities

Your donation to the Annual Campaign funds programs like 21st Century, Afterschool Child care, Aquatics programs, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Moving for Better Balance, Project Rise, Summer Discovery, Taking Control of Type 2, Summer Day Camp, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Youth Sports and so much more!

The Annual Campaign also provides scholarships and financial assistance for other Y programs, including summer day camps, after school programs, youth sports and adult fitness activities.

Campaign Volunteers
Each year, hundreds of people band together across Western North Carolina for the Annual Campaign, to raise funds for individuals and families in need to participate in Y programs. Donations provide outreach and scholarships for programs such as after-school care, youth sports, health and wellness, summer day camp, and teen leadership.

For more than 125 years, the Y has delivered lasting personal and social change to children, adults and families in neighborhoods across Western North Carolina. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

This year our 2014 Annual Campaign has over 120 volunteers! Get involved in helping the YMCA, for more information about volunteering, contact Vanessa Scully at 828.210.9656 or at [email protected]

2014 Annual Campaign Cabinet

2014 Annual Campaign Chair: Tracey Buchanan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carepartners
Buncombe County Chair: Ann Young JD, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Mission Health
Henderson County Chair: Jay Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer at Pardee Hospital
Major Gifts Chair: Charles Frederick, Market President of TD Bank
McDowell County Chair: Bill Treasurer, Giant Leap Consulting
Staff Engagement Chair: Rebekah Lowe, FizzyWork Executive Coaching

Strong Commitment from Western North Carolina

We count on the generosity of our members and partners who give to our Annual Campaign and to welcome all who need a healthy, connected and secure place to go.
The Y gave $2.38 million back to our communities in direct financial assistance in 2011, including $1.28 million in membership assistance to 5,240 member households.
As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity, the YMCA has provided millions of dollars in assistance over the years. We can only do that with your help. Please make your tax deductible gift today!

YMCA of Western North Carolina kicked off Annual Fundraising Campaign with Community Leader Tour

Western North Carolina – The YMCA of Western North Carolina launched its annual campaign Monday, February 3, 2014 to ensure that everyone in Western North Carolina has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Campaign will run until April 4, 2014!

“Throughout Western North Carolina countless people know the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think,” said Paul Vest, CEO of the YMCA of Western North Carolina. “The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the region’s health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.”

This year, the Y hopes to raise $655,000. Funds raised will support programs such as the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, and youth educational enrichment programs like Project RISE and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, along with twenty other community programs.

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Jes Williams, VP of Development at [email protected].

Mission Statement: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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