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  • YMCA Annual Campaign raises $1,552,536

    As of the March 23, 2017 Campaign Victory celebration a total of $1,552,536 was raised, the most ever in the history of the annual campaign.

    EVERETT, Wash., April 3, 2017 – Each year the YMCA of Snohomish County, through its six branch operations and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, conducts its Annual Campaign to raise funds that strengthen the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility

    As of the March 23, 2017 Campaign Victory celebration a total of $1,552,536 was raised, the most ever in the history of the annual campaign.

    The YMCA 2017 Annual Campaign was led by the following community volunteer leaders:




    Campaign Chair

    Everett Family YMCA


    Heather Barnhart, Community


    Marysville Family YMCA


    Jayne Joyner, Everett Community College
    Steve Muller, Raymond James
    Chad Kvangnes, Judd & Black


    Mill Creek Family YMCA


    Andrew Siguenza, Crane ELDEC Corporation
    Chris Robinson, Providence Hospice Foundation



    Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA


    Sherry Weatherby, Community

    Mukilteo Family YMCA


    Tom Gaskin, Community

    Stanwood-Camano YMCA


    Carolyn Klein, Community


    Big Brothers Big Sisters


    Scott Comey, Re/Max Elite

    Debbie Cobb, Chicago Title


    YMCA of Snohomish County
      Board of Trustees



    Monti Ackerman, Fortive

    YMCA of Snohomish County


    Darren Redick, Providence Regional Medical Center - Everett

    The evening was filled with stories of how the YMCA positively impacts the lives of our members and the community.

    One of those stories was from Todd Duitsman, a Marysville YMCA member who shared how his life was immediately changed two years ago during a tragic surfing accident in Hawaii. He was paralyzed from the neck down. “My whole world was rocked,” said Todd. “You can’t even scratch your face.”

    Todd continued to share how the YMCA has been his place of community and was there for him when the insurance and physical therapy ran out. Marysville YMCA adaptive trainer Scott Ballinger invited Todd to the Y. “I met friends – they have special challenges,” said Todd. “I’m staying positive because someone always has it worse.”

    “The Y is so much more than just a swim and gym, and these stories of impact are life-changing and truly change your perspective,” said Darren Redick, Campaign Chair. “Our community never fails to support this important campaign, and because of this more people can benefit from the essential services provided by our YMCA – especially those who cannot afford them.”

    While revenues from membership and programs keep the YMCA operating, it’s financial gifts to the YMCA Annual Campaign that assure the Y advances programming and services that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in our county.

    As a leading nonprofit organization in Snohomish County, the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program, supported by contributions to the Annual Campaign and United Way, provided $2.4 million in direct financial assistance to more than 10,000 individuals during 2016.

    In addition, $3.91 million was provided in youth and family program subsidies, ensuring the presence of caring adults to nurture the potential of 36,700 children and teens across Snohomish County.

    Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for 24,283 kids to have a safe place to learn and play; for one-in-three Snohomish County teens to gain self-confidence and academic guidance; and 56,458 adults to participate in healthy living activities.

    Ninety four cents of every Annual Campaign dollar contributed provides direct financial assistance to low-income families and support to programs such as child care, youth development, teen services, water safety, mentoring, and summer camp. These funds together with grants from the United Way of Snohomish County, corporations, and foundations subsidize a variety of enriching programs for individuals of all ages.

    It’s not too late to donate and have an immediate impact. Help us strengthen the foundation of our community. Donate online today at ymca-snoco.org/donate.

    About YMCA of Snohomish County

    The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information please visit us online at ymca-snoco.org.




    Scott Washburn
    YMCA of Snohomish County
    425 374 5709

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