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Annual Giving Campaign


WHAT IT IS: The Annual Giving Campaign is the YMCA of Austin’s annual fundraising drive. It is the primary effort of the Y to raise the important funding used to support financial assistance for members, children and families in our communities and to expand programming. It is the lifeblood of our work!

WHO IT HELPS: One hundred percent of Annual Campaign contributions go directly back into the community. These funds help make it possible for children, families, seniors, neighbors and others to benefit from Y programs and memberships, regardless of their financial circumstances. Click here to see why your donation matters.

WHY IT MATTERS: The YMCA of Austin is a leading non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the community through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of background, lifestyle or economic status. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The crucial funds raised through the Annual Giving Campaign make programs and opportunities accessible to people and communities that they would not have otherwise.

HOW IT WORKS: More than 300 community volunteers and Y staff join together in an effort to tell “the Y story” to everyone in their networks: friends, family, colleagues, fellow members and program participants. The campaign is as much about “friend-raising”—communicating the YMCA’s daily impact on people’s lives—as it is about raising dollars to fund financial assistance and expand programs. Want to volunteer to help with the campaign? Join the Cause Squad!

WHEN IT HAPPENS: Cultivation and stewardship happens year-round and early asks for major gifts, as well as for board and staff gifts, typically start in October and November. The main fundraising drive for 2018 kicks-off on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and concludes on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. We’ll celebrate our successes on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Victory party.

HOW TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT: Your gift can change a life. Your company's matching gift can change another. Did you know that hundreds of companies across the country match employee contributions to the YMCA? Simply contact your employer's human resources office and ask whether your company matches employee donations.


For Questions or More Information

Contact the Development Office at (512) 322-9622 or email Director of Annual Giving, Kyle Carroll, at