Why Give to the Y
Every day, the Y gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow, and thrive. From advocacy to education, chronic disease prevention to youth sports, child care to dance classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhood and people who live here. Every day, we face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. And we need your help to do it. Your gift can help our community and everyone it it, shine!
Addressing Critical Local Needs
Supporting Our Friends and Neighbors Where They're At
Making A Difference to Youth, Adults, and Families
Creating a Healthier, Happier Community
FOR A BETTER US
A lot has changed at the Y over the past few years, but our commitment has remained the same - to always be here for our community when people need us most. While 2021 still provided us with many Covid related challenges, it also allowed us to serve our community in ways we never thought possible. Your generosity makes our work possible, and we cannot thank you enough for your support as we navigate these challenging times together.
As we look to our bright future, we need your help to continue supporting our neighbors and strengthening our community. No one should ever be turned away from the Y due to inability to pay.
HERE'S WHAT YOUR GIFT CAN DO:
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 spouse/parent deployed overseas.
Pacesetter – Silver ($7,500 – $9,999)
Provides summer leadership training for as many as twenty teens.
Pacesetter – Bronze ($5,000 – $7,499)
Helps a family cope with the cost of before and after school child care
Dream Builder ($2,500 – $4,999)
Provides memberships for for at least a dozen at-risk youth seeking physical activity and a place to connect.
Leadership Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)
Provides a summer camp experience for youth of diverse backgrounds who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend.
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 through one of our Youth Sports leagues.
Friends of the Y ($1 – $249)
Helps develop young gymnasts' strength, flexibility, and confidence.
CAMPERS IN CABINS:
Your tax deductible donation allows campers to canoe or kayak, build a campfire, trail hike, rock climb, fish or swim, and so much more. With your help, we make sure every child who desires to attend Y Camp Glacier Hollow in Amherst Junction has the opportunity to do so.
Memorial gifts are made in remembrance of someone who has passed away, and a great way to honor their memory or love for the Stevens Point Area YMCA. Gifts may be designated to the YMCA Foundation or to a specific YMCA program, and are tax deductible.
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 Stevens Point Area YMCA. Annual Campaign, Campers In Cabins, Memorials, and through the YMCA Foundation including annuities, IRAs, trusts, and life insurance. For more information, please contact Kelly Caughlan, YMCA Marketing & Fundraising Director at 715.952.9355 or e-mail [email protected]