Memorial: Gift made as a special way to remember a friend or family member in a positive manner.
Unrestricted: Gift made for use at the discretion of management to best meet the needs of the organization.
Restricted: Gift made for a particular purpose identified by the donor. If the organization accepts the gift, it has an obligation to honor the donor’s restriction on the use of the gift.
Annual Community Campaign: Each year our YMCA goes out to the community seeking charitable contributions to help our YMCA meet our mission of serving our area fully. Contributions range from $25 to the Chairman’s Round Table level of $1,000 or more annually. These funds play an important role in assuring that all seeking our services have the opportunity to participate through a very active scholarship program based on household size and household income.
Endowment: Our YMCA has an active planned giving program called the Heritage Club. Members of the Heritage Club have made a commitment either through estate planning of a direct gift to the organization. These gifts are designed to assure a strong future for the YMCA , generating a source of investment income annually available for operational purposes.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Executive Director Rob Gilchrist.
Make a difference in local lives!
Krislyn Norton loses 78 pounds thanks to help from YMCA & generous donors.
About a year ago, Krislyn Norton of Hornell found herself at a low point in her life. For about a year and a half, suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, Norton turned to food for comfort. Her family noticed her weight gain and decided to intervene. She knew she had to lose weight, but had to do it on her own terms.
"Once I am ready to do something, I will do it," said Norton. "My family was pushing me to lose weight, but I have to be ready to do it."
When that day came, Norton didn't believe she would be able to afford the YMCA. She, like many others in the Hornell area, believed the membership would be too expensive. Her grandmother — who enjoys line dancing at the Y — brought her a scholarship application and within days, the YMCA worked with her to come up with a fee that she could afford.