Supporting Our Neighbors
We All Need The Y
With over 160 years of service, the YMCA is part of the fabric of our society. Our Y is working hard to build and strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
In support of this endeavor, we attract the charitable support and community partners necessary to engage communities and address critical needs to magnify their impact in making lasting personal and social change. At the Y, fundraising efforts help members of the community be a part of something larger than themselves and make a difference in people’s lives.
When you give to the Y, you can be sure your contributed support nurtures the potential of children and teens, improves health and well-being, and supports neighbors – especially those youth and families from disadvantaged and underserved populations in the community.
Wenatchee Valley YMCA has a donor-centered gift program focused on attracting individual, foundation, and corporate gifts to the association.
The Y is committed to a best practice, year-round approach to annual community support. Once a year, the Y reaches out to our staff, volunteers, members, and community partners to help fund our mission. Each year the Y addresses ever changing community needs; thus raising charitable dollars makes timely, community specific mission impact possible.
In 2018, we awarded more than $186,000 in Youth Scholarships for programs and memberships. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of more than 500 individuals and businesses. Each year, YMCA Volunteers will raise more than $185,000 to keep up with the Y’s growing scholarship commitment. 100% of each contribution are used for Youth Scholarships.
Youth Membership and Program Scholarships
No child is ever denied participation because of inability to pay. Youth scholarships are available for both membership and program fees. A peanut sale program is also available for children wishing to earn part of their way to summer programs. A special scholarship program is available for teens age 13-18. Youth Scholarship applications are available at Membership Services and here.
Youth Program and Membership Subsidies
The Wenatchee Valley YMCA provides services to all those who need them regardless of ability to pay by setting fees at rates affordable to a majority of residents in its service area and providing financial assistance to those for whom Y fees are not affordable. Youth program subsidies are made possible by contributions, endowment earnings, grants, and volunteer services.
Open Door Membership
An Open Door Membership Program provides an opportunity for low income adults and families to receive a reduced fee membership via participation in our exchange program. Orientation information is available at Membership Services.
At the end of each summer, the Y hosts a four person scramble golf tournament to raise funds for mission driven youth programs, facility projects at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp, with portions of the proceeds also going towards our endowment. Our 2019 tournament will be held at Three Lakes Golf Club on September 12th! Don’t miss this fun event to help all our kids!
TOMORROW - CAPITAL
A successful capital development project for the Wenatchee Valley YMCA requires a large financial investment. It is essential for our Y to attract investors from the community who not only share the vision for our project but are also willing to support its development and help sustain the programs the project will enable our Y to offer in the future.
Current Capital Appeal: In honor of retired Executive Eric Nelson, a 20 bed cabin is finally underway at our Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp. After raising over $145,000 we are under contract and set to open in the spring! The Nelson Cabin will allow for large group accommodations including academic year options for classrooms, outdoor clubs or family reunions. The proximity of the cabin is close to the main lodge and restroom amenities which makes this a premier opportunity for our larger audience that, to date, we have not been able to capture.
If you, or someone you know has interest in helping the Y with any capital project, please reach out to Dorry at 509-662-2109.
FOREVER - ENDOWMENT LEGACY GIVING
To ensure our Y can continue to make a meaningful and enduring impact on our community, consider an endowment and planned gift that will provide a permanent source of funding for the Y.
Planned giving is easy and you don’t have to be wealthy to do it. Whether it is naming the Y in your will or trust for a modest amount, a gift of house or property, stocks, or business holdings, there are many options that can be tailored to best fit your needs.
Most of all, when you leave a legacy to the Y through a planned gift, you help ensure that the good work like ours continues in your name. Call Dorry at 509-662-2109 to explore your planned giving options or check out Give10 at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.
Contributions by check may be mailed to:
Wenatchee Valley YMCA
217 Orondo Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Questions should be directed to Dorry at (509) 662-2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org