SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Regional YMCA is launching its Annual Campaign today, February 25th, to ensure that everyone in our community has access to vital programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Every day, the Saratoga Regional YMCA works to support the people that need it most by addressing community issues, nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health, and giving back and provide support to our neighbors who need it most.
“Throughout our region, countless people know the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think”, said Andrew Bobbitt, Chief Executive Officer of the Saratoga Regional YMCA. “The Y allows our community to connect and engage with their friends and neighbors. In essence, you become a part of the Y family. As a charity, we’re dedicated to continue to bring our community together, addressing their most pressing needs, and ensuring everyone has access to our programs and services.”
This year, the Saratoga Regional YMCA hopes to raise $400,000. The Annual Campaign provides life-changing experiences and makes our whole community stronger through YMCA child care, summer camp, aquatics, sports, wellness and many other vital programs and services, assuring that no one is turned away due to lack of funds.
Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for the YMCA to award $405,000 in financial assistance, and the need continues to grow.
The Y is also launching new major gifts giving society, the 1866 Society, as part of their Annual Campaign. “The Saratoga Regional YMCA was founded in1866 and has expanded and provided essential services to our community for over 150 years,” said Bobbitt. “The 1866 Society honors individuals and organizations that have made leadership investments of $2,500 or more to the Y each fiscal year in support of the Annual Campaign. Members of the 1866 Society are essential partners in fulfilling our mission.”
A kick-off event was held this morning at the Saratoga Springs Branch located at 290 West Avenue.
To learn more about how you can support the Y’s mission, please contact Allison D’Antonio, Strategy and Development Director at 518-583-9622 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their WEBSITE for more information.