Give to the YMCA

Give to the YMCA Annual Campaign

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
265 Harrisburg Avenue
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 GapSafety Around Water, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Recovery.


Our Community Impact Report

In 2019, the Lancaster Family YMCA provided more than $1,000,000 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 2019 Community Impact Report


Other Giving Opportunities

The Extraordinary Give

The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s largest 24-hour online giving event, raising more than $10 million dollars last year in support of community nonprofits. The 2019 Extraordinary Give will take place on November 22 from 12am to 11:59:59pm.

The Lancaster Family YMCA will be participating in the Extraordinary Give again this year, and with your support, we can continue offering the programs and services that help everyone reach their full potential.

Learn more and donate on November 22


Named Gift Opportunities

Are you passionate about the Y’s mission? A Named Gift to the Lancaster Family YMCA provides the opportunity for you to be a prime mover of that mission and will create a lasting impact in the community. We have opportunities for Named Gifts available at our branches and Camp Shand beginning at $10,000. up to $1,000,000. Please contact Lancaster Family YMCA Development Director Ben Bamford at 717-393-9622, ext 1029, or bbamford@lancasterymca.org with any interests in this opportunity.

Learn more


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 – 2019 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 2019 Donor List

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