Impact of Giving

A young girl named Mary sitting on a swing at the YMCA

“I never thought that I would be eligible to receive a scholarship through the YMCA,” said Holly, YMCA Family Member and mother to a bright and thriving young girl named Mary. “Mary hasn’t had the easiest life,” and the Y “not only helped me as the parent but my daughter Mary as well.”

Holly believes that Mary has grown into the person she is today because of the Y. While camps and afterschool programming gave Holly the child care she needed so that she could work, Mary was gaining in confidence as she was learning to communicate, share with others and make friends.

The Y “is preparing my daughter to become a strong, mature, healthy girl who knows the importance of her community and giving back to others. I could never repay the YMCA for the impact that they have had on my family and I could never thank the YMCA enough for being a part of my family.” Because Mary loves the YMCA so much, she joined the Annual Campaign last year to help raise funds so that others may have the same opportunities that she was given.



Golden Circle Donors of 2016

A special “Thank you!” to our most generous donors making an Annual Campaign gift of $25,000 or more, listed alphabetically:

  • Rita Atkinson from Atkinson Family Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Karen Berry from Professional Maintenance Systems
  • The California Endowment
  • Carstens Family Funds at The San Diego Foundation
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Community Campership Council
  • David C. Copley Foundation
  • Cymer
  • Eugene M. And Joan F. Foster Family
  • Girard Foundation
  • Grossmont Healthcare District
  • Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation
  • Susan and Bill Hoehn from Hoehn Motors
  • Michael Hood
  • James Daniel Humphrey Foundation
  • Jan and Dick Hunter
  • Jack in the Box
  • Lois and Rodney Lanthorne
  • Dottie Laub and the Laub Family Trust
  • Jennifer Moores
  • Precor
  • Price Philanthropies Foundation
  • The Ralphs and Food 4 Less Foundation
  • The San Diego Foundation
  • San Diego Gas and Electric
  • Dana Saxten
  • Scripps Health
  • Judith and Gene Siegel
  • May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Summerbridge San Diego
  • Tomlinson Foundation
  • Torrey Pines Bank
  • Union Bank
  • United Way of San Diego County
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Adele and William Woolman
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Anonymous Donor (3)

From all of us at the YMCA thank you for your support!