Gordon Family YMCA Annual Campaign
As a community member, Y volunteer and member, I see and experience the many ways
the Gordon Family YMCA contributes to the quality of life in our community. Whether it’s
by a member learning a new skill or discovering a hidden talent, reaching a personal goal,
overcoming a fear, or simply enjoying time with loved ones – all of this is possible at the Y.
As a non-profit dedicated to strengthening community, the Y has a need to raise charitable funds. These funds ensure all community members have access to the Y and advance programs that address community needs in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y is privileged to welcome foster children and their families, middle school and high school teens to late night programs, families facing transition and many others who find comfort in the continuity of service and care the Y offers.
The annual campaign brings together staff at all levels, committed volunteers, Y members, and donors to pursue a common goal: ensuring that our Y has the resources to make an enduring impact right in our own neighborhood.
A financial gift to the Y is a good investment in our community. Please join me by making your donation today.
Barbara Bitetto | Gordon Family YMCA Advisory Council Chair
“He was timid and shy and didn’t want to leave us. Sometimes he wouldn’t get out of the car,” said Kristy. Things began to change when counselors stepped in to include Brandon and develop relationships with him that he couldn’t get anywhere else.
“Even when I was running my business, my favorite thing has always been to see people have fun. There is no better feeling,” said Judy. “I feel like it’s my mission to put on events that allow people to have fun.”
“The first two weeks, the girls didn’t want to go into the water at all,” said Chad, director of the 21st Century Grant program. After one month of swim lessons, the sisters went all the way into the water on their own. It has been a long journey, but a successful one.