Invest in Your Community

Why should I give to the Y?

When you give to the YMCA of Dane County, 100% of your gift is used for financial assistance and program subsidies. Your gift helps those who cannot otherwise benefit from Y programs, such as:

  • Chronic Disease Support & Prevention
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Afterschool Care & Camp
  • Youth Sports & Swim Lessons
  • Senior Programs
  • Teen Programs
  • Membership

I already pay membership fees. Isn't that considered a donation?

Membership fees cover our operating and administrative costs, including:

  • Utilities & Occupancy
  • Facility & Pool Maintenance
  • Equipment & Technology
  • Salaries & Services

Your gift enriches lives and ensures that no one is turned away

How do you use funds raised in the Annual Campaign?

We use contributed funds in several ways:

  • To subsidize many programs such as YMCA Afterschool Child Care and Youth Sports, in order to increase affordability and access
  • To provide direct financial assistance for those who cannot afford program and membership fees
  • To expand existing programs, particularly in underserved communities
  • To provide start-up funds for community programs


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