What is the Annual Campaign

Welcome to the Madison Area YMCA’s 2017 Annual Campaign! As a cause-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.

Funds raised through the Annual Campaign make it possible for children, families and adults to have access to Y programs that improve their lives. Together, we can build a better us.



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 childcare, 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, the Community Mental Health Initiative, the Diabetes Prevention Program, One Step, Delay the DiseaseTM and Enhance®Fitness.





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