Dear Friends and Supporters,

2019 was a year of many accomplishments for both our members and our community. One critical area that we worked on is changing the perception of Your Y in our community. Too many people view the Y as a gym and swim. While our members, nearly 22,000 people-strong, enjoyed the latest tness offerings and beautiful pools, that isjust a small part of Your YMCA.

The magic of a Y rests in our ability to use the dollars we receive to support the greater good within our community. As Dane County’s largest child care provider, we recognize the importance of quality early childhood education. To help eliminate the education gap, Your Y provided over $60,000 to help subsidize program costs to provide equal access to child care and summer camp programs.

So many of the YMCA’s sports programs are team-based. It is only tting that Your Ytakes a team approach to meet community needs. Outcomes for families and individuals rarely rests in the offering of one organization. Your Y partnered with two medical organizations to address the problem of diabetes within our community. We work with Group Health Cooperative to provide diabetes prevention program training to reverse the course of the disease before it becomes diabetes. Access Community Health Center offers a living with diabetes program for those that can’t reverse the course of the disease but can mitigate the risks associated with it. Your Y provides free annual memberships so that these program graduates can apply what they learn and live longer, happier and healthier lives.

2019 saw meaningful growth in revenues, and thanks to sound business practices and expense management, Your Y is able to report positive net assets. This momentum allowsus to enter 2020 with con dence and the ability to do more. I would like to thank all of our donors for the con dence that they showed in the Y to be good stewards of theirmoney. I would like to recognize our signature sponsors: J.H. Findorff & Son and Hallman Lindsay.

Next year promises to be another great year. Our increases in memberships, program participation and generous donors will allow Your Y to do more to support Your Community than ever before. Your Community begins and ends with the Y.

With appreciation,

Mark Westover

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