A YMCA Initiative


Your charitable donation to our Y...can change the life of a adult...or a family! Donations to our Annual Support Campaign, a YMCA Initiative, allows the  Y to provide membership and program assistance to kids and families who might not otherwise be able to afford to pay for YMCA services. Through this campaign, people just like you come together to make their community stronger.  Your tax-deductible gift can be now! Just click the button on the right side of the screen, or pay in-house with cash, check, credit card and even monthly bankdraft. Click here for our current Annual Campaign brochure.

At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Learn how we make a difference...right here in our community. The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.

The Y. So Much More.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

When you give to your Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families right here in our community to learn, grow and thrive.

Your support helps the Y deliver on our commitment:

  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, or foundational skills and values in our child care programs
  • To improve the nation’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive change
  • To give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change
  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance



View our current Annual Campaign Brochure.

Donate today to our YMCA Annual Support Campaign!
      All gifts are tax-deductible and stay right here, at your Y!

THIS IS WHY. Real stories. Real impact.



Individuals and couples who make a gift to the endowment fund ensure the future of the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center. These special people are honored as Horizon Club members. Valuable life-changing programs and services will be continued for future generations thanks to their vision and commitment. These gifts build long-range financial stability for the YMCA.

Donors that make gifts to the YMCA's Endowment Fund may qualify for membership in the Horizon Club. The Horizon Club recognizes those donors who make outright gifts, or who make planned gifts of all sizes (trusts, will bequests, insurance, etc.). Their gifts may be made to the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Family Center.

For more additional information or a complimentary, confidential illustration on how you might make a gift of a lifetime, contact Mike Ahern, Executive Director, at (269) 428-966 or

Here is your opportunity to join the club and ensure the future of our Y!