Annual Campaign

Give to the YMCA

The Lancaster Family YMCA is so much more than a place to work out. The YMCA is now… as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Every day, the YMCA supports kids, adults and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

Everything we do helps empower our community and
the “US” who live here. 
We can’t do it alone.


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 this assistance and services and 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 2017, the Lancaster Family YMCA provided $771,019 in direct financial assistance and subsidized services to the community for participation in Y membership and programs.
Learn more about our mission impact our 2017 Community Impact Report


Other Giving Opportunities

Cancer Survivorship Month at the YMCA in October

Donations made to our 2018 Annual Campaign or Walk for Cancer Survivors at the Y will support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Extraordinary Give on November 16

The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving in support of our community’s nonprofit organizations. The Lancaster Family YMCA will be participating in the Extraordinary Give and donations received through this event will support our Key Mission Priorities.  You can support the Y through the Extraordinary Give by visiting   The Extraordinary Give is a 24-hour, one-day-only event. The Extraordinary Give website will open for donations at 12:00 AM on November 16 and close at 11:59 PM that same day.

Please note: Donations to the YMCA as part of the Extraordinary Give can only be made via credit card on the Extraordinary Give website.

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 – 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

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