Thank you to those who have donated to our past Annual Scholarship Campaigns- Because of you, we raised over $240,000 in 2014 and we were able to give over a million dollars in scholarships!
What is the We Build People Campaign?
Our Annual Scholarship Campaign is the major fundraising campaign of the Saratoga Regional YMCA. Funds raised help those who need it most by providing financial assistance to youth, teens, families and other individuals and ensures that no one is denied the opportunity to share in the YMCA experience due to the inability to pay.
Scholarships are available for people who require it, whether in direct aid or reduced program fees. No one is turned away from the YMCA for lack of ability to pay.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Gandhi
Your tax-deductible contribution to the YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign is a great investment in your community because it helps those who need it most–potentially your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
This year, we’ve decided to take a different approach to our campaign. The number 416 represents the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s goal for our 2015 Annual Scholarship Campaign. With your support, we hope to raise enough money (close to $235,000) to provide 416 scholarships to youth, teens, adults, seniors, and families in our community, through programs and membership. Join us and help make the Y experience possible for all!
To make a pledge, please use our online form. If you have any questions please call our Development Director, Susan Rhoades at 583-9622, ext. 104.
“This scholarship program has allowed my family to have so many opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to afford. The Y, and this community, have really been our saving grace.” –Sally, We Build People Recipient
How Would You Like To Make A Difference?
$25 provides a child with a healthy well balanced snack for one month in our childcare programs.
$50 encourages a child to build self-esteem and confidence through our ballet and tap program.
$100 affords 2 seniors the opportunity to experience social interaction while developing a healthy life style in our Adult Aquatic Programs.
$250 offers 4 teens the opportunity to develop their team building skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball in our youth recreational basketball league.
$300 supports a family for 4 months to participate in LiveStrong at the YMCA to help survivors and their families to move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
$1500 and more enables a child to thrive for one year in a fun, safe environment in our school age program.
All donations of any size are welcome and support programs for youth, teens, seniors and families.