The YMCA of Greater Hartford is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit charitable organization proudly serving the region since 1852. Throughout its history, it has served youth, families and adults by helping them develop the skills that embody the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. These skills enrich lives and help people reach their potential in life.
The YMCA of Greater Hartford currently provides services to over 111,000 people in 52 communities, including 66,500 children and youth in our 11 branches and camps throughout the region. Additionally, we serve youth and families from all across Connecticut and beyond at our YMCA Resident Camps, Woodstock and Jewell.
It is through the generosity of our donors that the YMCA continues to be a strong community service partner by providing services to those seeking to improve their lives regardless of ability to pay. Gifts to the YMCA may be directed to benefit the overall work of the YMCA or can be designated to support a particular branch or program.
Imagine what one gift can do:
$250 provides a week of fun for a child at YMCA Camp Jewell or Camp Woodstock
$500 helps an adult overcome a reading disability at YMCA Read to Succeed
$1,000 provides a one-week camping experience for six campers
$2,500 provides eight youths with a one-year membership to the YMCA
There is a wide variety of options you may choose from to help support the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Through creative gift planning you can secure your own financial future, as well as ours.
Here are some ways to support the YMCA of Greater Hartford:
Strong Kids Campaign
Regional Community YMCA
Gifts of Securities
At the Y, strengthening the foundations of community is our cause. Thank you for your interest in the YMCA.
Strong Kids Annual Campaign
The Strong Kids Annual Campaign is the foundation on which the YMCA of Greater Hartford accomplishes its mission to support the balanced development of the mind, body, and spirit of all, through programs and services that develop youth, promote healthy living, and demonstrate social responsibility.Your gift to the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign will help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of more than 117,000 people served in the Greater Hartford region. Your generosity helps people to experience the YMCA regardless of financial circumstances.
Your gift to the YMCA of Greater Hartford's Strong Kids Campaign will help to provide financial assistance that supports:
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT……helping us to reach farther to help children and teens achieve their full potential through values – based programs, including child care and educational programs, sports and activities, summer day camps, overnight camps, swim programs, teen leadership programs, events, and clubs. Each opportunity builds skills, self-confidence, positive peer relationships — and unimagined successes.
HEALTHY LIVING……helping us provide every opportunity to help anyone in our communities achieve their goals for better health and well-being by offering unparalleled support, guidance & resources — regardless of their ability to pay. Whether it be the childhood obesity epidemic, addressing the widespread problem of type 2 diabetes, or just offering facilities for exercise and physical activity…the YMC A is open to everyone.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY……helping to create a community that reaches out to giveback— helping our most vulnerable and deserving neighbors achieve their dreams for better lives. The YMCA’s social service programs — including initiatives in education, health, cancer survivorship, character building, cultural understanding, leadership, vocational training, the arts and more — inspire hope, create new opportunities for success, and change futures.
Please consider helping to ensure a brighter future for our communities and for those we serve by making a gift to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Annual Campaign today!
If you would to learn more about the Strong Kids Annual Campaign, click here.
Regional Community YMCA
It’s almost a reality: a new community gathering place for kids, teens, families, seniors…the new Regional Community Family YMCA that will be located in Putnam and serve the residents of Northeastern Connecticut.
Of course it will have an Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center and activities that encourage healthy fun. But even more, it will be a safe haven for all, filled with people who live by the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Their positive example will make an enormous difference in the lives of others.
Now we need your help to make it a part of your community. For more information about the Regional Community Family YMCA pleaseclick hereTo make a charitable gift to the Regional Community YMCA, please click here
Gifts of Securities
The YMCA of Greater Hartford accepts gifts of appreciated securities as payment of any form of a charitable gift. These gifts may be beneficial to income tax savings and capital gains tax.
You can donate stock, stock options, and other investments to the YMCA of Greater Hartford.
When a payment of a commitment or pledge is to be made with securities, the donor(s) may direct his or her broker to transfer/deliver the securities to the following account of the YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc., which is held at UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Hartford, CT.
Please include the specific branch or branches, if any, to benefit by your gift in the letter of instruction.
You may contact the following to make a transfer:
Karen A. Lajoie
Advancement & Financial Development
YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc.
241 Trumbull Street, Second Floor
Hartford, CT 06103-1501
1-860-522-9622, ext. 2320
Our contact at UBS is:
The Acquaviva Czerwinski Group
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
One State Street, Suite 1600
Hartford, CT 06103
Many employers participate in a matching gift program in which they match the gifts their employees make to charitable organizations. They may even match gifts made by employee’s spouses, retired employees, and company directors. These programs provide the opportunity for your employer to double or even triple your gift to the YMCA.
To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please click the link below:Will my employer match my donation to the Y, click here to find out?
CHARITABLE IRA ROLLOVER OPPORTUNITY
Endowment / planned giving
Sponsorships are available for a variety of YMCA of Greater Hartford programming. Three primary examples are:
- The YMCA Achievers Program (Y Achievers) Annual Recognition Banquet, which has featured Dr. Maya Angelou, Ms. Ruby Dee, Miss America Erica Dunlap, and NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard H. Harris, Jr. The YMCA Minority Achievers Program teaches leadership and self-assurance to primarily minority youth in grades 5th thru 12th. Curricula include: Science, Finance, Journalism/Media, and the YMCA Youth and Leadership program. The program helps youth develop a positive sense of self, raises academic standards, as well as recognizes and promotes excellence.
- The Annual YMCA of Greater Hartford Kids to Camp Golf Tournament, raises funds to provide scholarships to send kids to YMCA Camps throughout the Greater Hartford region.
- The YMCA Celebrates Champions Event, the signature fundraising event for the YMCA of Greater Hartford to support Read to Succeed literacy program, and other important programs that enhance personal development for youth, families, scholarship assistance for YMCA Youth Sports programs. Guest speakers have included; Don Zimmer, Don Larson, Sean and LeighAnne Tuohy, Archie Manning, and Tim Wakefield.