FOR A BETTER CAUSE
Our members and friends call us THEIR Y. We call them OUR greatest resource—the HUNDREDS of people who work alongside us and support our work to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. What if we could harness all of that power to make an even greater difference on a bigger scale?
We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
When you give to the Y's Annual Campaign, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in our community to learn, grow and thrive.
We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible to be... a better us. When you give to the YMCA, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in your area.
Together, we’ll take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our community.
100% of your donation directly supports financial assistance and program subsidies for your friends, neighbors and members of the Y community.
Allows a young adult to find their passion by joining the YMCA without a joiner fee
Helps a child discover themselves and realize their potential through dance, swimming, gymnastics or youth sports.
Sponsors a child for one week at our Summer Day Camp where they have the opportunity for personal growth, learn independent skills and create long-lasting memories
Assists one Teen the opportunity to belong at the Y. Giving them a safe, fun and healthy environment to learn, grow and thrive.
Helps a person battling/surviving chronic illness to build strength and confidence while building lasting relationships through personal training
Provides one family the opportunity to belong at the Y, giving them a safe, fun and healthy, and nurturing environment to explore and take advantage of all the YMCA and the community has to offer
*Gifts of $500 or more will be eligible for the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCAs Banner Program.
Meet the Scott and Beres Family
These friends have grown their friendship outside the Y, and through the Y. The amount of positive things they had to say about the Y and their experience was overwhelming. We had so many laughs during the time I spent with them at the Y to hear their stories of why they choose to donate.
Deb Clausen (YMCA Board Member) is Augie and Susan's daughter, and was a huge influence on them becoming members of the Y. Susan started coming first and attended a water fitness class with Deb and loved it. Then Augie followed when he was looking for a place to continue swimming laps.
Ginny and Jerry started coming when they moved into town it was a great place to meet people being newer to the area. Ginny participated in Y-Walk classes, and Jerry participated in Tai-chai.
Amongst the laughter, thoughts they shared -
The Scott Family - "If you want to have an uplifting experience and energize your body at the same time, go to the Y! Join the Y! We donate so others can enjoy to!"
The Beres Family - "We feel a sense of community, part of a family. It's fun to exercise with others who have become such good Y friends. There is something for everyone. A variety of classes and safe facility for kids and adults. Friendly and a great place to socialize and make friends".
When I shared the statement the Y is for everyone "Pampers to Grampers" both families had a good laugh and agreed.
Overall both families agreed the Y is such a great place to be.
Augie, Sue, Ginny, and Jerry have been supporters of our annual campaign for quite a few years, and are great Y advocates in and outside our walls. Augie and Sue use the pool, while Ginny attends fitness classes and Jerry comes for the coffee and laughs ..... and the wellness center.
Thanks Augie, Sue, Ginny and Jerry for believing in our cause!
The Beres and Scott Families chose to donate to the Y would you consider donating