The YMCA Foundation
Perpetuating Your Influence: giving to the Edwardsville YMCA Foundation
Endowing the YMCA is an opportunity for you to continue to make a positive difference in people’s lives after your death. Donors wishing to extend their influence beyond their own lives should take the time to plan their giving. This insures their gift maximizes the benefits while preserving their financial security during their own lifetime.
The opportunity to help others is open for all, regardless of the size of the gift. A gift to the YMCA will insure that the work of the “Y” continues not only for current users but for future generations as well. Your gift will play a key role in enabling the Edwardsville YMCA to remain a place where good things happen in the lives of people. You can be a part of the future through your gift to the Edwardsville YMCA.
ESTABLISHED IN 1973, THE YMCA Foundation purpose is to receive financial gifts, bequests, trusts, and endowments and use it as needed for capital improvements. The Foundation is also charged with fund-raising for those activities.
Donors have the option of designating how their contributions will be used. Money given to the Foundation is not used for facility operation. If you would like more information about the Edwardsville YMCA Foundation, please contact Gary Niebur and Gordon Broom, Chairman of the Foundation, at (618) 656-0436
TODAY, A VISITOR TO THE “Y” may hear the sounds of running feet and basketballs dribbling across the hardwood floor of the gym. These join the symphony of other, long familiar sounds at the “Y”: splashing water, the rhythmic “clang” of fitness equipment, the lively beat of an aerobics class...and, above all, human voices.
THE “Y” IS MANY THINGS,
a gymnasium, a swimming pool, exercise equipment and programs, certainly. But the voices remind us that the purpose of our Edwardsville YMCA is to serve people – people of all ages regardless of age, sex, race, religion or economic status. The people who come to the “Y” are both skilled athletes and amateurs, physically ﬁt and those who strive to be fit. All who come to the “Y” seek to learn, to grow and to enrich their lives. Without its mission to serve people, there is no “Y”.
IT HAS LONG BEEN THE DESIRE
of men and women to make provisions for perpetuating their ideals and dreams for a better world beyond their lifetimes. Persons of both large and small means have set aside a portion of their assets with hopes of making a positive difference in the lives of others after their
such provisions for the future naturally want assurance that the money provided for this purpose will:
- be handled wisely and thoughtfully,
- accomplish some permanent good,
- help build the community of the future in a way the donor would if still living,
- be placed with an organization which is stable, well-managed, cognizant of the needs of an ever changing society and capable of producing programs to produce positive results.
YMCA ATTENDANCE... Growth at a rapid rate.
The Edwardsville YMCA facility and program enrollment has increased during the last several years at a pace which has far exceeded projections. During 2008, facility attendance exceeded 750,000, the highest attendance of any YMCA in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area considering facility square footage and service area. The following graphs visualize some of that growth:
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Here are just a few impressive participation and attendance statistics for 2008:
Interaction/ACCESS (Special needs) – 375
Summer Camp – 840
Arts & Humanities – 1,521
Kid’s Network Enrollment – 781
Gymnastic Classes – 6,076
Recreational Sports – 5,500
Climbing – 9,000
Tennis – 9,500
Rentals/Parties – 1,000 groups
Indoor Track – 50,000
Skate Center – 70,000
Swimming – 104,618
Fitness Center – 249,986
For more information, please contact Gary Niebur and Gordon Broom, Chairman of the Foundation, at (618) 656-043