2016 Annual Report

Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better. From advocacy to education, disease prevention to sports for all abilities, swim lessons to after school programs, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. Read on and view the videos below to see how the Y is impacting our community for the better.

Meet The Zoellner Family

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Building a Better Us

The Zoellner family is one of many who are discovering how the Y helps people of all ages reach their fullest potential. Martin and Amy Zoellner, with their sons Adrien, 6, and Olivier, 4, have each found their interests at the Y--Kids Zone, swim lessons, Kid’s Night Out, exercise classes, Bitty Sports, volunteer opportunities and more. They’ve also benefited from connections beyond their family. “I love how the Cleaver Y provides a sense of community and inclusion for everyone, and it offers our family a place to go and be part of something bigger than ourselves,” Amy said. Learn more about how the Y is helping each member of the family succeed in their videos below.


LEADING THE WAY

Thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers, our Y is impacting thousands of lives for the better. The needs in our community are only growing. With changing demographics, the Y is continuing to create an inclusive environment where all can thrive. And it's more important than ever as we continue to raise funds for scholarships to ensure that all who need services are able to participate.

- David Byrd, President and CEO (left)

I’m passionate about volunteering my time to lead the Y because the Y is the only organization I know that supports people in all aspects of their lives, throughout their lives. The Y takes a holistic approach to serving all ages--infants, children, teens, adults, families and seniors. We are unique in how we address not only the physical needs of people, but also their spiritual, social and mental health.

- Chris Kurtz, Chief Volunteer Officer (right)

2016 Impact By the Numbers

We help kids and families be their best selves and reach their greatest potential through a variety of high-impact programs that change lives. Download our 2017 Impact Report for the full story.

the number of lives touched by our Y through membership, programs, giving and volunteering

member visits to Y centers were logged in 2016, over a quarter million more than in 2015

in financial assistance gave 25,598 people in need the opportunity to grow through the Y

children and teens stayed active and learned new skills through membership and programs

adults improved their health and well-being through membership and programs

seniors remained active and social through membership and programs

Y Stories

Thousands of people of all ages are growing stronger at the Y every day. Read some of their stories below and learn how the Y helps individuals and families achieve more.

Adrian and Juana

Adrian and his wife Juana joined the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Now, both have lost weight, are more active and eat healthier.

It’s also good for your mental health.

- Juana

Trillion

Trillion, class of 2017, joined Young Achievers as a sophomore and attended two college tours with the group.

I’m definitely a lot more motivated for college.

-Trillion

Jonathon

Jonathon attends Y Club after school where he benefits from a safe environment, positive adult role models and friendships with kids of all ages. 

It’s a lifesaver for my wife and myself.

- James, Jonathon's dad

Joyce

Joyce (center in black) lost her husband 10 years ago, and the Y helped her through that difficult time, giving her a place to exercise and be with friends.

We encourage each other.

- Joyce

Noah

Noah, 16, has participated in YMCA Challenger activities for youth and young adults with special needs since the first baseball season in 2006.

It allows me to play sports like everyone else.

- Noah

Our Leadership

Thanks to our Board of Directors, who volunteer their time to govern our Y. Led by Chris Kurtz, chief volunteer officer, the Board works closely with the senior leadership staff team to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

THANK YOU

Thanks to our donors! Your generous gifts help make sure all in need have the opportunity to grow stronger through Y programs and membership, regardless of their financial resources.

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