Dear Community Member,
Each year the Cortland YMCA provides reduced-price memberships and programs to community members who would otherwise not be able to participate in transformational opportunities at the Y. We call this program “Membership for All” and it is an investment in our community that continues to lift up our neighbors. Membership for All means more families getting healthy together, children meeting new friends at summer camp, Stingers swimmers and Comets gymnasts competing to be their best, dancers building self-confidence and students of karate focusing their energy in a positive way.
Membership for All is supported by generous donors like you! I hope that you will consider supporting a program that is vital to the mission of the Cortland YMCA and strengthens the community that we all love.
The Cortland YMCA has always been known for our high-quality youth, fitness and recreational opportunities but this year we took another step forward in our work to strengthen our community. The pandemic created additional needs and we are working hard to be there for our neighbors. In 2021, we distributed over 37,000 pounds of nutritious food to neighbors facing food insecurity, held monthly blood drives and recently hosted a community baby shower for expecting and new parents to make sure they have what they need to raise happy and healthy little ones.
Please join us in changing lives. To make an even bigger impact, consider partnering with us for the Cortland Community Foundation’s annual National Philanthropy Day. If you donate between $100 and $5000 to the Y through the CCF by November 15th, your gift will put us in the running for an additional award of up to $10,000!
You can download a contribution form here (.pdf), or please visit cortlandcommunityfoundation.org/philanthropy-day to make your gift online. Donations less than $100 are appreciated and can be mailed to or dropped of directly at the Cortland YMCA. Your support means the world.
Noah Beck Executive Director Cortland County Family YMCA
p.s.- Remember that your gift is tax-deductible for 2021 if made before December 31st!