annual Campaign

The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley Annual Campaign supports Y financial assistance to inspire, protect, and empower ALL kids and families, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2013, the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley awarded more than $2.5 million in financial assistance to kids, adults and families in need.

Your support of the Annual Campaign will have a meaningful, lasting impact right in your own neighborhood. Please consider making a donation to the campaign and reaching out to friends and family to share about the impact of the YMCA.  We also invite you to consider joining the campaign as a member of the Chairman's Roundtable.

WE'RE MORE THAN YOU KNOW.
WE'RE A CAUSE.

The Y is a cause-driven organization that strengthens the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our Annual Campaign supports YMCA financial assistance to inspire, protect, and empower ALL kids, regardless of their ability to pay.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH MORE.
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EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

A child’s life is shaped during the first five years. We want to ensure that every child gets off to a good start. From early education…to arts and humanities…to summer reading…. Our Y inspires young minds. The Y also develops leaders, through counselor-in-training programs, Youth in Government, and other initiatives. Your support helps us to provide these vital programs. A gift of $500 inspires 2 kids with a one-year membership and a gift of $1,000 inspires five kids-in-need with summer camp experiences.

 

ANNUAL CAMPAIGNEVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY.

One in four kids is unsupervised after school. Between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., many children do not have access to safe, stimulating after school care. Our community entrusts our Y to provide high-quality daycare and after school care.

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death among children aged 14 and under. We want to make sure that every kid in our community learns to be safe around the water. Your donation enables us to provide life-saving water safety lessons. A gift of $250 protects 15 kids with water safety training.

 

 TOGETHER, WE CAN ACHIEVE SO MUCH MORE.

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Obesity increases the incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and a range of health risks. The Y fights this epidemic through a wide-range of healthy activities. Your support enables us to provide kids with after school and summer fitness programs, sports, and health and nutrition education in a supportive, fun environment. a $100 gift empowers a kid to join a sports team and a gift of $2,500 empowers 10 girls through the Girls on the Run Program.


CHAIRMAN'S ROUNDTABLE 

Chairman’s Roundtable members show their dedication to our Y’s cause with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. To show our appreciation, Roundtable members receive: two invitations to the Annual Dinner and listing in the dinner program and recognition in the Y lobby. Plus, the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference! To find out more about how to become a part of the Chairman's roundtable, call Deb Cornelius at 610-643-9622, ext. 2110 or email dcornelius@ymcabwv.org.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

There are so many options for giving to the Y, including gifts of stock and pledges to the Legacy Circle endowment. For more information about these options, please call Deb Cornelius at 610-643-9622, ext. 2110 or email dcornelius@ymcabwv.org.

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MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

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Your contribution to the Annual Campaign is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and will be used for direct program delivery in your community.

 

YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available.

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