Donors/Sponsors | Grants

Donor Recognition
The YMCA of Dane County is deeply appreciative of the contributions from each of our donors, sponsors, and grant funders. Only through their generosity is it possible for us to fulfill our mission. The invaluable gifts they provide help to develop and expand programs, minimize program costs and create opportunities for those not otherwise able to take advantage of YMCA services.

The continued community support of individuals, businesses, foundations, and other organizations makes a tremendous impact on the lives of families throughout Dane County. We invite you to meet some of our supporters, and learn how their gifts have helped to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

Thank you for helping us to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

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Charter Communications has been a wonderful friend of the YMCA of Dane County the past few years. They have generously donated cable channel airtime as well as production time for YMCA public service announcements. Many thanks to Charter for helping spread the mission of the YMCA of Dane County.


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Hallman Lindsay Quality Paints and the generosity of the Tim, Beth, and Matt Mielcarek Family have made a tremendous difference for the Sun Prairie YMCA Youth Sports Program. While enhancing our youth sports program we have also been able to provide financial assistance to kids who would not otherwise have the means to participate. The Mielkarek Family Foundation has also made a generous contribution to the Sun Prairie Youth Center for the purpose of its renovation!  Our YMCA teens are thrilled with their new space! The Mielcarek Family and Hallman Lindsay Paints have made a difference for Sun Prairie kids that will impact them long after the last whistle blows.

Smart Motors, Incorporated has been a long-time sponsor of Kids, Cars, and Camp for the YMCA of Dane County. Each year, Smart Motors pools dollars from every car sold in the month of May! Their camp sponsorship is critical in providing funding to send kids to camp who would not have any other means to go...what a tremendous way to impact a child's life! Thank you for your generous support each year!




General Casualty Insurance has been a loyal sponsor of various YMCA programs. For many years, they sponsored our Sun Prairie YMCA Preschool Program that concentrates on school-readiness for toddlers. Their sponsorship dollars helped us to enhance our program as well as offer financial assistance to families and young children. General Casualty is currently a sponsor of Friday Family Fun Nights at the YMCA. When the work week is complete, families can be together and focus on each other thanks to the support of General Casualty! Thank you for improving the lives of children and families in Dane County!


Adams Outdoor Advertising has pledged to help the YMCA of Dane County raise critical dollars for our 2003 Strong Kids Campaign. They have generously designed and donated a billboard with the hopes to inform the public of our important effort. The YMCA turns no one away for an inability to pay...the dollars raised through our Strong Kids Campaign make this pledge possible! Many thanks to Adams Outdoor Advertising for helping the YMCA to Build Strong Kids, Strong Families, and Strong Communities.

Entercom of Madison has been a friend of the YMCA of Dane County for over 10 years. They have generously donated airtime to help promote the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and special events like the YMCA Race for our Kids. Many thanks to Triple M 105.5, The Buzz 105.1 and WOLX 94.9 for helping spread the mission of the YMCA of Dane County.








Axley Brynelson Many of our attorneys are parents with growing families, so we know first hand the importance of involving youth in programs that will help them become healthy, successful adults.  The Strong Kids program offers scholarships to children in our community who would not otherwise be able to afford these life enhancing programs.  That's why Axley Brynelson is pleased to support Strong Kids. ~ Michael Anderson, Managing Partner



Morgan's Shoes Morgan's Shoes/Stride Rite/New Balance is a sponsor of the YMCA Youth Basketball League!  Every kid who plays YMCA youth basketball wins.  Not only do they learn to become team players, but they also learn to incorporate our four core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility into the game and into their lives.  Lessons learned in sportsmanship and team building stay with kids long after the last whistle blows.


Capital Newspapers Capital Newspapers has been a partner of the YMCA of Dane County the past few years. They have committed to the YMCA along with their employees to a company wide wellness program. Through this partnership we have increased the number of memberships at the YMCA and have been able to distribute our program guide to every Sunday subscriber in the Wisconsin State Journal three times per year. Many thanks to Capital Newspapers for helping spread the mission of the YMCA of Dane County, Inc.
Wright Vending Wright Vending has been a friend to the YMCA of Dane County for many years and has just increased it's support by donating products for: YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration, YMCA Open House, Halloween at the YMCA, YMCA Middle School Madness special event nights, YMCA staff trainings, employee recognition and YMCA Member appreciation picnics.
Many thanks to Wright Vending for helping the YMCA to Build Strong Kids, Strong Families, and Strong Communities!


REI - Madison “REI is dedicated to supporting organizations that help kids discover the outdoors. YMCA's Discovery Day Camp is an excellent program that introduces 100's of children each year to these wonders. We are pleased to support the Y in their efforts and look forward to a long relationship in helping kids enjoy the outdoors.” ~ Steve Voltz - manager REI Madison