Give to the YMCA
We know where you live can affect your education, your success, your health and even your hopes and dreams. At the Y, we believe everyone deserves a chance, no matter who you are or where you’re from. That’s why we offer programs and services to help everyone reach their full potential.
You can also give to the Lancaster Family YMCA by sending a check payable to Lancaster Family YMCA to:
Lancaster Family YMCA
Attn. Development Office
252 Harrisburg Avenue, Suite 300
Lancaster, PA 17603
Your gifts to the Lancaster Family YMCA will allow us to continue to provide assistance and services to strengthen the people of Lancaster County through our mission priorities of Closing the Academic Achievement Gap, Safety Around Water, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Recovery.
Our Community Impact Report
In 2018, the Lancaster Family YMCA provided $1,088,513 in direct financial assistance and subsidized services to the community for participation in Y membership and programs.
Learn more about our mission impact in our 2018 Community Impact Report
Other Giving Opportunities
Send a Kid to Camp
When kids attend summer camp they learn how to be independent and how to contribute to a group. Camp programs keep youth engaged in physical, social and educational activities that foster self-reliance, a love for nature and the attitudes and practices that build character and leadership.
YMCA Camp Shand is at the heart of the Lancaster Family YMCA’s mission to nurture children in reaching their potential. In 2018, 659 youth participated in Camp Shand programs. 60% of those campers needed financial assistance to attend.
When you partner with us to Send a Kid to Camp at Camp Shand you help ensure that all children have the opportunity to benefit from the life-changing experiences that summer camp offers.
Educational Improvement Tax Credits Program (EITC)
EITC Tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Tax credits reduce your actual tax bill, dollar-for-dollar and are utilized AFTER your tax liability is established. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.
The Lancaster Family YMCA Early Learning Academy is a Pre-K Kindergarten Scholarship Organization that is an approved EITC eligible organization. Funds received from the EITC program will greatly assist us in meeting the need for quality early learning programs and ensuring that no child is turned away due to inability to pay. Learn more or contact Ben Bamford, Director of Development at 717-393-9622, ext. 1029.
Gifts in Honor or Memory
Making a donation to the Lancaster Family YMCA is a meaningful way to honor or remember someone dear to you, or who has a special connection with the Y. We will send a notification on your behalf to your honoree or designated recipient to share the news of your thoughtful gift. For more information on supporting the Lancaster Family YMCA, please contact Ben Bamford, Director of Development at 717-393-9622, ext. 1029.
Thank You Donors – 2018 Donor List
We are deeply grateful for the financial and in-kind support of the individuals and organizations that gave to the Lancaster Family YMCA in 2018. Nonprofit, charitable organizations like the Y rely on community support to continue to offer our services and change lives.
Click here to view our 2018 Donor List