Ventura Family YMCA Raises $186,382 in Annual Campaign

The Ventura Family YMCA concluded its 2017 Annual Campaign by victoriously reaching their fundraising goal.

The Ventura Family YMCA set a goal of $185,000 for this year’s Annual Campaign, and raised $186,382 to date with donations still streaming in to the Y. Due to an ever increasing need for the services the YMCA provides to the community, the goal was increased from last year’s $170,000.

The campaign was  chaired by Danielle Brinkman-Vera, also the Y’s current Board Chair.

Every dollar raised in the annual campaign is applied to placing kids and families in need into YMCA programs such as summer day camp, teen development, senior fitness, sports, afterschool care, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships.

“All Y services are provided to everyone in the community, including those who may need them most, but are unable to afford them.” said Amy Bailey “This is how the Y strengthens the community of Ventura, providing services to everyone.”

During the celebration, the Y recognized top fundraisers for the branch. The Bauer Family Foundations, LinkedIn, Community Memorial Health Systems, Rotary East and Belles Family Fund are among the Y’s top donors for 2017.

In 2016, the Ventura Family YMCA provided approximately $190,000 in direct financial assistance to more than 2,500 individuals; and more than $130,000 in program subsidy to keep child care, youth sports, teen, and family programs affordable and accessible to all.

The Ventura Family YMCA is still accepting donations for its Annual Campaign fund. Donations to the YMCA can be made in-person or via mail at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, 93003 or by calling 805-642-2131. For more information on the annual campaign or to make an online donation, visit

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Ventura Family YMCA, visit or 805-642-2131.

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