Annual Giving


Throughout the Boothbay Region, people know the YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteering, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies — we strengthen community. Your contribution to the Annual Fund will make it possible for children, families and adults to have access to Y programs that improve their lives. Give generously today!

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Meet the Pinkham family, our 2019 Annual Fund chairs:

The Boothbay Region has been our home for over 40 years and we became members at the BRYMCA shortly after moving to East Boothbay. Growing up, neither I.J. nor I had access to a local Y and honestly we were unsure what the organization had to offer. We quickly realized, however, the value of the Y in the context of our own lives, our family’s lives, and the lives of our greater community!

I.J. coached BRYMCA basketball for over thirty years welcoming kids into the world of the game with many of them playing high school hoops for him, a passion he continues to enjoy today!  When our sons were born, we were able to enjoy a whole new set of children’s programs such as soccer, swimming and Camp Knickerbocker. Now our grandchildren have begun accessing Y programs – Montessori School, tennis, swimming, sport’s camps, etc., and, in doing so, are building the next generation of Y supporters.

This year’s Annual Campaign tagline “Opportunities for All” is a most appropriate theme as it describes what the Boothbay Region YMCA strives to practice every day. We all recognize the various programs that focus activities for those that want to be healthy, but have you noted the programs that support individuals to stay healthy – those with Parkinson’s, recovering from cancer, concerned about developing diabetes, and who wish to eat more healthy? Socialization and lasting relationships is a wonderful gift for so many!

“Opportunities for All” means supporting those in our community who need it most. Did you know that one in three members receive some type of financial assistance? Your donation to our Annual Fund are filtered back to ensure that anyone who wishes to access the Y can do so.

As a former BRYMCA Board Member of fourteen years and a current member of its Finance Committee, I understand first-hand the importance of the Annual Fund Drive in maintaining the wide array of programs/services and staff. Our Y’s ability to provide funding for anyone who wishes to use our Y is a special gift that you give with your donation.

Each gift is a vote of support for what our Y offers us and the community we love.

Will you join us in supporting the Boothbay Region YMCA? Your donation ensures that our Y’s doors are open to all. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children, adults, families, and seniors in the Boothbay Region.