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What is the Annual Campaign

Welcome to the Madison Area YMCA’s 2023 Annual Campaign! As a 501(c)(3) mission-driven charitable organization, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.

Everything the Y does is in service of making us better. For some people, these services may not be attainable because of cost. The Y makes sure that these services are available to everyone in the community, regardless of income. From athletics, to education, to health services, to safe spaces, the Y fills gaps where society falls short.

When you donate to the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Fund, you are donating through the Y and directly to members of our community, making it possible for children, families and adults to have access to Y programs that improve their lives. Donations help ensure that Y membership, programs, child care and education are accessible to every member in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. They also help ensure that health and wellness programs stay viable, vibrant and strong.

When you give to the Y, here are just some of the opportunities your gifts provide:

  • You put kids in safe and affordable afterschool care so they are getting homework help and playing active games while gaining confidence and practicing self-reliance. 
  • You reduce the risk of drownings by providing swim classes for children and their parents. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children 1-4, and you're helping prevent this tragedy.
  • You are building and strengthening teenagers' characters through leadership and education programs helping them reach their full potential regardless of their families' financial resources.
  • You're supporting mental health at a time of increased stress as we work with community partners to ensure healthy spirit, body and mind.

We are here for our community, then, now, always, and together we can continue to provide life-saving resources and remain a safe place to stay healthy in spirit, mind, and body. Please join us today in helping advance our cause, so that we can accomplish more together. 


RAISES awareness and funds for the Y’s financial assistance program.

ENABLES the participation of hundreds of children and families in Y membership, programs, wellness initiatives, services and camps at our Family Center.

HELPS to provide child care, early childhood education and summer day camps at our F.M. Kirby Children’s Center.

ALLOWS the Y to provide financial assistance to anyone who resides or works in our service area, which includes Madison, the Chathams and Florham Park.

BROADENS our reach into initiating enriching community wellness and health-enhancing programs such as our cancer survivors’ program LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, our youth counseling program Project Community Pride, One Step, Delay the DiseaseTM, Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program, and  Enhance®Fitness.


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