Arriving at the Y today, as I have done for the past 22 years, I took notice of the incredible COMMUNITY we have created here; a community your generous contributions have helped establish over the years…
Nubby and a her friends are up front chatting over coffee.
No longer crying at drop off, little Ben rushes into preschool.
Teddy, a Y Member for 50+ years, is doing his laps in the hallway.
In the gym, a couple dozen Active Adults are playing pickleball.
A busy mom, Y staff member Crystal is taking time for self-care.
This is how your gift connects people, heals loneliness, promotes wellness and creates a community that takes care of each other. THANK YOU.
As we experience this joyous season of giving, I invite you to join me in supporting our local YMCA. This Y is where our community gathers to make friends, to take care of ourselves and to feel connected. Your gift makes sure that EVERYONE can be a part of our Y, our community, regardless of their ability to pay.
To date we have raised over $208,000 of our $225,000 goal. Thank you for considering a gift today to create community and make a difference. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Every Gift Makes A Difference
In 2018, the Stevens Point Area YMCA provided 3,931 scholarships for a total of $343,867 in financial assistance. Every dollar you give has a meaningful impact, keeping the Y available for kids, adults and families who need it most.
Here’s What You Can Do With One Gift:
Pacesetter – Platinum ($15,000 +)
Provides a single working parent with two children quality, licensed child care.
Pacesetter – Gold ($10,000 – $14,999)
Provides fifteen family memberships to those who have a Mother/Father deployed overseas.
Pacesetter – Silver ($7,500 – $9,999)
Provides summer leadership training for as many as twenty teens.
Pacesetter – Bronze ($5,000 – $7,499)
Allows ten youth with learning disabilities to participate in YMCA Timbertop Camp for an entire week of summer.
Dream Builder ($2,500 – $4,999)
Helps a family cope with the cost of before and after school child care.
Leadership Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)
Allows a three year old a preschool education to better prepare them for a lifetime of learning.
Community Builder ($500 – $999)
Gives as many as ten children valuable life-saving skills with 7 weeks of swim lessons.
Sponsor ($250 – $499)
Teaches six children the value of teamwork and responsibility by allowing them to participate in soccer, basketball, flag football or t-ball in one of our Youth Sports Leagues.
Friends of the Y ($1 – $249)
Allows two budding gymnasts the opportunity to experience what it means to work hard and learn a new skill.
Giving For The Future
So much of what you do becomes part of the lives you touch. The example you set. The traits they see in you and seek to reflect. But what if it were possible to have the good you do last longer than the here and now.
Many generous individuals wish to make gifts in the future to the Stevens Point Area YMCA. They are giving through their estate plans or by making immediate contributions that can generate a life of income or special tax benefits to the YMCA Foundation.
There are many ways of giving to the YMCA Foundation including annuities, trusts and life insurance. For more information, please contact the YMCA Foundation at 715 342 2980 ext 320 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU to our Pacesetter and Dream Builder donors for your continued support and commitment to the Y
Bob and Mary Berard
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Edward J. Okray
JHL Digital Direct
Pointe Precision Inc
Dale and Annette Schuh
Stevens Point Area
Warner & Warner, Inc.
Dave and Cindy Worth
American Asphalt of WI
Jay Warner Sr.