YMCA of Snohomish County Surpasses Annual Campaign Goal of $1.3 Million

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The YMCA of Snohomish County celebrated surpassing its 2023 Annual Campaign goal of $1.3 million at a county-wide victory celebration on Thursday, April 6th. Volunteers, staff, and community partners worked tirelessly over the past two months to raise essential funds so everyone in the community can access Y programs and services.

“It is a privilege to gather and celebrate this awesome victory for our community,” said Peyton Tune, President and CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County. “The funds raised will subsidize programs and provide financial assistance, meeting people where they are so everyone can pursue healthier, happier lives.”

This year’s campaign commitment focused on six major initiatives, including:

  • Caring for our Children: Quality, reliable child care is critical to youth development, working families, and healthy communities.
  • Environmental Education: The Y’s approach to outdoor education through camp is centered on nurturing the potential of youth through experiences that build life skills, encourage exploration, and develop a sense of belonging.
  • Academic Achievement, Youth Leadership, and Mentoring: The Y is investing in the expansion of our affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters by establishing program centers and supporting mentoring relationships through all branch locations.
  • Team Work, Camaraderie, and Fun for ALL Youth: The Y is committed to ensuring all youth have equity of opportunity through our adaptive sports programs, Miracle League Baseball and Stingrays Swim Team.
  • Water Safety and Progressive Swim Skills: The Y teaches children and adults one of the most important life skills they can learn: how to swim and be safe around the water.
  • Well-being and Connection: The Y is where active older adults are able to reestablish community by returning to an engaged and active lifestyle.

Additionally, all Snohomish County middle and high school students eligible for the public school Free or Reduced Lunch Program are provided a significantly reduced-cost annual YMCA membership. All funds raised through Annual Campaign directly benefit the six local Y branches and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County.

“Meeting our campaign goals makes a tremendous impact in the community,” said Tune. “We currently serve 130,000 people through membership and programs. Funding critical resources means more of our neighbors can join the Y movement. We thank all of our volunteers and over 3,000 donors for caring for our community and making our work possible.”