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Annual Fund

2017 Annual Fund

Our Goal

  • As of August 17, 2017...
  • $541,445 raised...
  • from 1076 donors!

Making magic and changing lives ~ Every day of every year.

The Annual Fund supports the operating and financial aid budget for Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and helps fund day-to-day operations of the Camps and Berkshire Outdoor Center.

All gifts of any size are deeply appreciated ~ The Annual Fund "closes" December 31st

The Annual Fund provides funding annually for:

Financial Aid & Camperships
Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA awards in excess of $800,000 in camperships annually to deserving children and families. More than 20% of our community benefits from camperships allowing us to ensure that the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA experience is accessible to all who wish to attend.

Programs & Supplies
As an augmentation of the operating budget, the Annual Fund provides for program expenses to ensure equipment and programs are kept current.

Facilities & Grounds
Remaining Annual Fund dollars keep our 1,400 acres the safe, secure and magical place it has always been.

Since 2009, the Annual Fund has grown over 50%, and our donors to the Annual Fund has doubled to over 1,800. Every dollar raised by the Annual Fund to fund the above camp priorities represents a dollar not drawn from the endowment for the same purpose, and allows the endowment to thrive and grow so that we can change lives for good for years to come.

Making a Gift to Our
Annual Fund


For more information on how to make a gift to the Annual Fund contact John Anz, Director of the Annual Fund and Donor Engagement at (413) 623-8991.

The Giving Club Challenge

In celebration of the new $10,000 and larger gift club, Founders Circle, two Trustee anonymous donors joined forces to create the Giving Club Challenge. Each donor will increase their own support in 2017 by matching the increases of Annual Fund donors who move up one or more giving club levels this year, matching every qualifying dollar up to a total of $50,000. If you gave $150 to the Annual Fund in 2016 at the American Beech gift club level, your $250 gift this year at the Mountain Laurel gift club level will be matched by another $100 by our challenge donors. If you gave $750 last year, your $1,000 gift this year will be matched by another $250.

Learn more about our Annual Fund Giving Clubs and Leadership Societies here.