Celebrating 50 years of Community Building

A Capital Campaign for the La Jolla YMCA

Our current facilities, built for previous generations and even entirely different purposes, are in urgent need of updates and expansion in order to continue our important work for the next 50 years.

Community Impact

The La Jolla YMCA has been serving our community for 50 years. This past year alone, we made a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children through our programs and services. Learn more about the impact the La Jolla YMCA has in our community.
  • 4,321 children learned to swim and be safe around the water through Y swim programs.
  • More than 1,979 children, families and adults got to participate in the Y thanks to donations to the YMCA Annual Campaign.
  • 1,500 teens developed leadership skills with the help of positive adult role models in Y teen programs.
  • 1,300 kids spent part or all of their summer at Y Day Camp.
  • More than 500 children were cared for in our Before and After School Character Builder Programs.
  • 318 volunteers gave back to the community through the Y.
  • The La Jolla YMCA also partners with organizations including the San Diego Unified School District, Scripps Health Care, American Red Cross, area churches and many others to help make a stronger and healthier community.

Mission Statement

The La Jolla YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind and body.

Leaving a Legacy

Donors who give leadership gifts of $25,000 or more have the opportunity to name parts of the facility, a room or an area on their behalf or in honor/memory of another. Please contact [email protected] or (858) 453-3483 if you're interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Gift Range: $1,000,000+Gift Range: $500,000+Gift Range: $250,000+
  • Youth Development Center
  • Lobby Welcome Center
  • Family Recreation Pool
  • Gymnastics Center
  • Fitness Playground
  • Lap Pool
  • Water Spray Park
  • Youth Multipurpose Studio
Gift Range: $100,000+Gift Range: $75,000+Gift Range: $50,000+
  • Intergenerational Center
  • Nutrition Kitchen
  • Cycling Studio
  • Outdoor Wellness Terrace
  • Central Courtyard
  • Afterschool Classroom
  • Administrative Center
  • Preschool Classrooms (3)
  • Locker Rooms (3)
Gift Range: $25,000

  • Recreation Pool Lanes (4)
  • Lap Pool Lanes (16)
  • Massage Room
  • Elevator
  • Program/Administrative Offices (16)

Thank You to those who have supported us thus far:

Gift Range: $1,000,000+Gift Range: $500,000+Gift Range: $250,000+
  • Dan & Vi McKinney
  • Buzz Woolley
  • Betty Beyster
  • Mary Ann Beyster
  • Jim Beyster
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kwan & Marion So
  • Annie So
  • John & Grace So
  • Anonymous
Gift Range: $100,000+Gift Range: $75,000+Gift Range: $50,000+
  • The Kimmel Family
  • Cindy Murphy
  • Bob & Ranelle Kain
  • Tom & Sue Sparrow
  • BYCOR General Contractors
  • Anonymous
  • Sue Ball
  • Polly Liew
Gift Range: $25,000
  • Paul & Barbara Hirshman
  • Dr. Seuss Foundation
  • Kevin & Jamie Wechter
  • Andy Coy
  • Mike Flood