Annual Giving Campaign

2018 Annual Giving Campaign


When you GIVE to the Y, you are helping your neighbors reach for the stars! During the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign, community members, businesses, volunteers, and staff come together to share and support the Y’s cause of strengthening the community. Funds raised ensure that no one is turned away from the Y due to their inability to pay by supporting the Open Doors Financial Assistance Program and youth programs including child care, summer camp, teen leadership, youth sports and swim lessons, and anti-hunger programs. In 2017, the Y provided over $325,000 in memberships and programs to local kids, adults, and families in need. Additionally, over $120,000 in food was provided to 1,138 children through the Backpack Weekend Food Program.

Your gift helps your neighbors reach for the stars…

“From grandparents raising grandchildren on a very limited income to families with multiple children in different activities, and anyone else in need, the Open Doors Program makes it possible for kids, adults, and families to improve their health, self-esteem, strength of character, and so much more. I thank each person that helps make this program a reality by donating time, money, or both. They truly are shining stars who make a difference for everyone in our community.”

The Y’s Weekend Food Backpacks are like rocket fuel for over 1,000 kids, nourishing their bodies and minds so they take off for school ready to learn on Monday mornings! “The backpack program gives peace of mind to so many families. Children should never worry about where their next meal is coming from…Knowing that they have full bellies over the weekend means so much. It also means that students can concentrate on school work and extra curricular activities, not hunger pains.”


The Chair’s Round Table is comprised of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations that contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign. When you give at this level, you are the foundation of support for the Y’s cause and mission.


When you give to the YMCA of Centre County, your tax-deductible donation will help youth achieve their full potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community.

The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.  – Anonymous

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