Why Give to the Y
Everyone knows the Y as a place to camp, swim, or exercise. Yet, the Y is so much more. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we provide crucial programs and services to more than 230,000 people every year. With the help of generous donors, we are able to provide more than 250 homeless youth safe, stable housing, 115,000 healthy meals to school-age youth, and more than $9.5 million in financial assistance to more than 27,000 people to ensure everyone has a chance to succeed and belong at the Y.
Addressing Critical Local Needs
FOR A BETTER US
When our doors closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, our work beyond our walls intensified. We found more ways to support our members, neighbors and community.
HERE IS WHAT ONE GIFT TO THE YMCA ANNUAL CAMPAIGN CAN PROVIDE:
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, 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.
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.
Stevens Point Dolphin YMCA (SPDY) Swim Team is a competitive swim program where kids develop a love and passion for the sport of swimming. The program has over 130 swimmers ages 5-18 years. A generous donor has agreed to match every gift up to $10,000 that is raised prior to the end of 2020. SPDY hopes to raise $20,000 total for the purchase of a new timing system for home meetings and iPads for coaches to use during practices.
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, Swim Team Capital and through the Foundation including annuities, trusts and life insurance. For more information, please contact Kelly Caughlan, YMCA Marketing & Fundraising Director at 715.952.9355 or e-mail [email protected]