2022 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN: BUILD BELONGING

At the Y, we believe that without Belonging, our work to create a more just and inclusive community for all will never be realized. Our welcoming network of support helps people from all walks of life find the encouragement and tools they need to thrive not regardless of who they are, but because of who they are.

Through our 2022 Annual Campaign, you can help 2,300 families access the YMCAs life-changing programs and services in Washtenaw County and southern Livingston County. Every gift makes a difference and moves us closer to our goal of $308,000.

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults and families who need us most with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we empower communities and the “us” who live in them to realize their incredible possibilities and full potential. We can’t do it alone. We count on the generosity of our donors to make a better us possible. Every dollar donated stays local and helps address our community’s most critical needs.

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GOAL: $308,000

Raised to Date: $164,942.66

53.55%

OUR TOP AREAS OF NEED:

The YMCA is one of Washtenaw County’s leading non-profits, acting as a catalyst for community transformation through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. In 2021, the Y provided just over $400,000 in support, services, and program subsidies to kids and families-in-need in Washtenaw County and southern Livingston County. Investing in people of all ages and backgrounds, particularly those who are farthest from opportunity, is key to advancing equity and justice while building whole-person health for all.

To ensure equitable access for all, income-based financial assistance allows everyone to access to the Y’s life-changing programs and services regardless of economic barriers.
We work hand-in-hand with schools and other youth-serving agencies to foster social, academic, and emotional learning in our child development centers and out-of-school-time programs.
Summer programs help build leadership, life, and community building skills by blending traditional camp experiences with modern programs and development opportunities.

Health equity is achieved when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible and no one is disadvantaged because of race, gender, or other circumstances.

The YMCA Annual Campaign

The YMCA Annual Campaign is a yearly fundraising effort that allows us to fully realize our mission, especially as it relates to the last two words: “for all.” The Y recognizes the importance of financial accessibility and is determined to make membership and program fees affordable for everyone in our community. Led by YMCA volunteers, the Annual Campaign serves as the backbone of our philanthropic efforts. This organized effort secures charitable gifts from YMCA members and the community to ensure our programs and services remain accessible.

 

The Y is a leading 501(C)(3) nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and giving back. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Deeply rooted local communities around the world for more than 175 years, we have the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

 

The Ann Arbor YMCA’s mission is to put our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are an Association made up of people from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, gender expression, gender identity, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Membership dues cover the costs of operating YMCA facilities, but they do not support additional costs for outreach programs and financial assistance for the less advantaged.
In order to do this, it takes people of caring and commitment who realize that a vibrant YMCA ensures that everyone has the opportunity to live, grow and thrive.
Ready to get involved? Scroll to the section below for our Campaign Volunteer Hub.

Every gift makes a difference:

  • $50 – Teaches a child to swim and promotes water safety.
  • $100 – Supports a season of youth sports for two children, planting the seeds for a lifetime of fitness.
  • $150 – Provides an opportunity for a child to attend a week of summer day camp, providing a safe and fun place to stay while parents are at work.
  • $250 – Provides a safe setting, character values, positive role models and enrichment activities for a child to attend our before and after program for a month.
  • $500 – Helps a middle schooler attend overnight camp, allowing them to build lifelong friendships and memories.
  • $1,000 – Provides an active lifestyle for a senior couple with an annual membership.
  • $2,500 – Provides two families with an annual membership so they can spend quality time together.

CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER HUB

The Annual Campaign is the Y’s primary vehicle for raising sustainable charitable gifts from members and the community, but it’s more than just a fundraising tool. It brings together committed volunteers, members, and donors to pursue a common objective: ensuring that each Y has the resources to make an enduring impact right in its own neighborhood.

As an Annual Campaign Volunteer, you are the essential link between the YMCA and individuals & businesses in Washtenaw and southern Livingston Counties. You’ll share and listen to Y stories, helping connect others to the impact of the Y in a powerful and personal way. Campaigners are the most vital and irreplaceable element of the campaign, serving several critical roles within the campaign structure.