There are many ways to support the YMCA of Portsmouth. Most donors make gifts and pledge payments by check, credit card or bank draft. Others take advantage of tax savings that come from giving appreciated stocks, shares of mutual funds, bonds, real estate, or other types of personal property. A growing number of YMCA members and friends incorporate gifts into their financial and estate planning. As a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization your gift to the YMCA of Portsmouth is very much appreciated and fully tax deductible.
Your gift – large or small – makes a difference to the communities we serve. Please contact the Business Office at 757-483-9622 if you need additional information on making a donation to the YMCA of Portsmouth.
Making A Difference Campaign
The YMCA of Portsmouth conducts the Making A Difference Campaign each year to solicit financial assistance from area businesses and members of our community. These funds underwrite the costs of youth programs and scholarship aid to low-income families and individuals.
The YMCA of Portsmouth was chartered in 1857 as the second Y in the state of Virginia. By joining the 1857 Society, you make a powerful statement about the value of the Y in people’s lives and you inspire others to give more generously themselves.
1857 Society Giving Levels:
$10,000 Ambassador $5,000 to $9,999 Steward $2,500 to $4,999 Patron $1,000 to $2,499 Partner $500 to $999 Member
You’ll be recognized with:
- A banner hanging at the YMCA
- An invitation to the major gifts reception
- An invitation to the YMCA annual meeting
- Your name in the annual report
- Opportunities to see how your gift helps
Annual Golf Classic
The YMCA of Portsmouth’s Annual Golf Classic benefits the Making A Difference Campaign, which provides opportunities for youth in our community to attend life-enriching programs such as Before/After School, Summer Camp, and Swimming Lessons. Donations also provide activities and memberships for families and individuals who would not be able to participate in Y programs without financial support.
Raising funds for the Making a Difference campaign is the goal of the annual Silent Auction, but fun is had by all! We have live music, silent and live auction items, finger foods, and a wine/beer tasting all in an elegantly decorated setting.
Check back for more information on the upcoming November 2, 2016 event!
The Portsmouth YMCA Swim Teams host the Angel Swim every fall to raise funds for local charities and for the Strong Kids Campaign. Swimmers ages 5 to 18 take pledges for each lap they are able to swim. Edmarc Hospice For Children, Habitat For Humanity, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation, and the Salvation Army are past recipients of the Angel Swim.DONATE NOW