YMCA of Greenville announces Annual Campaign goal

March 7, 2023

YMCA of Greenville announced its 2023 Annual Campaign goal of $1.33 million to help improve the lives of thousands of people across Greenville County through financial assistance for programs and services, creating a lasting impact in the Y’s focus areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The funds raised stay within the YMCA of Greenville Association so that anyone who wants to participate in the Y’s programs and services is able to, regardless of their ability to pay. This includes providing children, adults, and families scholarships for wellness memberships, youth sports programs, swim lessons, the SC Youth in Government program, afterschool care and summer day camps, as well as funding the Y’s food delivery programs for those experiencing food insecurity across Greenville County.

Over the past 13 years, the YMCA of Greenville has raised more than $12 million for the annual campaign, putting those funds back into helping people thrive.

“The true success of what we raise will be seeing the effect on the health of our community and how it will positively change the lives of so many of our neighbors,” says Melanie Sudduth, YMCA of Greenville’s Annual Campaign chair. “We look forward to seeing the impact we can make this year.”

“This year’s annual campaign theme is ‘This is Y,’” says Diana Watson, chief philanthropy officer, YMCA of Greenville. “The YMCA of Greenville’s cause is to strengthen our community, to reach more people, and to help all of our neighbors flourish. Helping children and adults reach their potential is at the heart of what we do, and every year I am so grateful for the dedication that our staff, volunteers, and donors show to this campaign. Together, we are able to provide life-changing programs to our community.”

To give to the YMCA of Greenville’s Annual Campaign and learn more about the programs it supports, visit https://www.ymcagreenville.org/give or text GIVING to 71777.


About the YMCA of Greenville, SC

The YMCA of Greenville is a cause-driven non-profit organization. Our mission is, following the example of Christ, to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the health and well-being of our community and provides opportunities to give back and help support our neighbors. Founded in 1876, the Y serves more than 70,000 people annually through programs that include afterschool care, resident and day camps, aquatics, youth and adult sports, and health and wellness. Programs are offered through four family branches, as well as the Verdae YMCA, Y Camp Greenville, YMCA Judson Community Center, the YMCA Program Center and Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. The Y is also home to Y Teen Services and the SC Youth in Government programs.

For more information about the YMCA of Greenville, visit ymcagreenville.org, or call (864) 412-0288.