Give to the YMCA

The Lancaster Family YMCA is so much more than a place to work out.
As a nonprofit, charitable organization, we have a mission to nurture our community through the pursuit of life-long growth in spirit, mind, and body.

Your donation to the Lancaster Family YMCA provides the financial resources we need to continue our mission and change lives across Lancaster County.

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. Please designate on your check the Giving Opportunity you would like your donation to be allocated to.

Giving Opportunities

Annual Campaign

Your gifts to the Y’s Annual Campaign will allow us to continue to strengthen the people of Lancaster County through our mission priorities of Closing the Youth Achievement Gap, Safety Around Water, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Recovery.
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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 Center 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.
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1854 Club

Since its founding in 1854, the Lancaster Family YMCA has pursued a mission of strengthening the community by improving the lives of men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds. The 1854 CLUB has been created to commemorate the year of our founding and to foster pride and support for an organization that has been, and will continue to be, a vital part of the community.
Learn more and join the club.


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.

If you donate online, please send email notification of your In Honor of/In Memory of designation and name and contact information for anyone you wish us to notify, by clicking here. Or please enclose this information with your donation by mail.

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 – 2017 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 2017. Nonprofit, charitable organizations like the Y rely on community support to continue to offer our services and change lives.
Click here to view our 2017 Donor List