OUR CAUSE DEFINES US We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the YMCA of the Fox Cities, strengthening community is our cause. 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 learn, grow and thrive. OUR STRENGTH IS IN COMMUNITY • THE Y IS UNIQUE. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver positive change. • THE Y IS COMMUNITY CENTERED. For over 125 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. • THE Y BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. Where else can an entire family go to spend time together. From an infant to an active older adult; we connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community need. • THE Y NURTURES POTENTIAL. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. • THE Y HAS LOCAL PRESENCE AND GLOBAL REACH. We mobilize our local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change by educating and training through innovative programs such as: Early Childhood Education, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA – Cancer Survivor Program, Workplace Wellness and Outreach Programs that work outside our facilities and so much more. • THE Y BUILDS PEOPLE. Volunteers, staff, members and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening our community. • THE Y BUILDS PARTNERS. By combining the resources of over 250 other organizations, the Y is able to serve our community more effectively. OUR IMPACT IS FELT EVERY DAY MISSION – The Y achieves its mission one person at a time. Through our mission to put Christian principles into practice by promoting youth, adult and family activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. VALUES – The greatest source of energy for the YMCA of the Fox Cities is our staff. Our staff contribute to the advancement of the Y’s vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, our staff create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. VOLUNTEERS – Volunteering is an important part of the energy and excellence of the Y. Our volunteers work at each facility; they help with programs and events; they serve on committees and some lead as members of the Board of Directors. We are grateful for all volunteer help, and we need a wide range of skills and interests to help us meet the needs of the people and the communities that we serve. CHARITY – The Y is a charity dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We rely on the generous support of donors and funding from the United Way Fox Cities to help the people in need in our community. The Y raises and distributes over one million dollars each year to make sure that all can be served. The YMCA of the Fox Cities is a nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with a 501(c)3 charitable designation.