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Annual Fund Drive

The Annual Fund is the YMCA’s most important fund raising vehicle and is crucial to the YMCA’s economic stability.  Most YMCA members are surprised to find that membership dues and program fees do not cover the cost of operating the YMCA.  Membership dues and program fees cover approximately 70% of the cost to operate the YMCA.

Our Annual Fund Drive efforts are designed to:

  • Solicit charitable gifts to bridge the gap between membership and program income and the actual cost of operating the YMCA.
  • Solicit charitable gifts for membership and program scholarships provided to those individuals and families in financial need.
  • Solicit charitable contributions for capital improvements to the YMCA facility and grounds.

A Promise Kept

YMCA Mission

To Put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

As a charity, the YMCA puts its mission, “To put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all,” at the forefront of all its activities.  Our commitment to living our charitable mission each and every day keeps us strong and focused.  Although grounded in our historical values, the YMCA continues to search for and collaborate on new solutions to our communities changing needs.

Blessed by the generosity of so many people in our communities, Your YMCA supports families in balancing the pressures of busy lifestyles and welcomes each unique individual with healthy activities, valuable family time and programs instilling strong values in our children.

Impact A Life...Make A Gift Today

Now more then ever, children and families turn to the YMCA for the guidance they need to stay healthy, to create supportive relationships, and strengthen the values needed to make the right choices in life.

Your Gift Translates into…

  • The caring attention a young person needs to grow up healthy and resilient.
  • Support for families so they can be successful.
  • Healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds and incomes.
  • A safer, more caring community that’s a great place to live and work.

YMCA Heritage Club

The YMCA Heritage Club is comprised of individuals and families who create a lasting legacy through a cash gift of $1,000 or more and/or a planned gift to benefit the YMCA’s Endowment Fund.  The Heritage Club simply requires a commitment, now or in the future, to ensure the YMCA programs are accessible to the people who need them most for generations to come.

Planned gifts include bequests, making the YMCA a beneficiary of a retirement fund or life insurance policy valued at $10,000 or more, gifts of real property, and gifts that create income and reduce tax during one’s lifetime.



Buy a Brick Campaign

Recognize a loved one, relative, or friend in a special way and benefit the YMCA Annual Drive Campaign.

You are invited to purchase a commemorative brick which will become a permanent part of the Lima Family YMCA.  These personalized bricks will be prominently displayed in the entrance walkway of the building.

These 4 x 8 inch bricks can be imprinted with up to three lines of text, with a maximum of 20 characters per line (including spaces, punctuation marks and symbols.)  The cost for a personalized brick is $150 and is tax deductible.

By purchasing a brick you will be supporting the YMCA Annual Drive Campaign which provides scholarships for membership and programs, ensuring everyone can participate regardless of ability to pay.  Your involvement will leave an enduring symbol of your support of the YMCA’s mission:  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Lima Family YMCA
345 S. Elizabeth St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

419 . 223 . 6045 ( p )
419 . 223 . 0771 ( f )

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