FAQ's

  • Why should I give to
    the Y?

    Your support is integral in helping the YMCA continue our commitment to providing quality programs to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. You benefit from having a strong YMCA in your community. Our programs for youth provide meaningful opportunities for young people to grow into responsible adults. The YMCA makes your community a better place to live and work.
  • Doesn't the Y receive funding from United Way?
    No, the Kettle Moraine YMCA does not receive any United Way funding.
  • Why should I give when
    I already pay monthly membership dues?

    Membership dues and programs fees cover the cost of maintaining and operating YMCA facilities and programs. Donations to the Annual Scholarship Campaign provide financial assistance for individuals and families who cannot afford membership or programs fees, but can benefit from participating in our programs. Contributions also help to keep the cost of the Y programs.
  • Is my gift tax-deductible?
    We greatly appreciate your gift, which is fully deductible as a charitable contribution. The Kettle Moraine YMCA is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and registered with the I.R.S. Tax ID #39-1175559.
  • How can I double my donation?
    Do you or your spouse work for a company that matches charitable donations? Contact your HR department to find out! A simple form may be all it takes to double or even triple the impact of your gifts!

Ways to Give

Together we can do so much more.

Annual Campaign

Our members and friends call us THEIR Y. We call them OUR greatest resource—the THOUSANDS of people who work alongside us and support our work to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. What if we could harness all of that power to make an even greater difference on a bigger scale?

With programs from A to Z—like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don't just strengthen individuals, we strengthen our community. Yet there is so much more to do.

Washington and Ozaukee Counties face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, communities, volunteers, staff and generous donors like you to make a difference. No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.

Why Invest in the Annual Campaign?

The Kettle Moraine YMCA is committed to providing quality programs and facilities to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. While we strive to keep values-based programs and fees affordable by subsidizing some of the real costs, we know that during difficult times some individuals and families will need financial assistance.

Through the Annual Campaign, we are able to ensure that no one is turned away based on their ability to pay. Your volunteer and financial commitment will help thousands of youth and families share their YMCA experience!

Heritage Club – Planned Giving

The members of the YMCA Heritage Club are men and women who believe in the mission of the Y, share its ideals and traditions and have made a commitment to ensure that this heritage is continued for future generations. They have made specific gifts to the Kettle Moraine YMCA Endowment Fund, ensuring the Y’s ability to be a positive force in this community for years to come.

The purpose of this club is to encourage thoughtful gifts as a primary means of building a strong endowment capable of providing lasting support for the Y’s mission and to recognize the members whose leadership, service and devotion to the Y has created this heritage.

Heritage Club members meet annually to enjoy fellowship, find inspiration in the Y’s work and learn how their contribution is making their community a better place to live, work and play.

Planned gifts can offer significant tax advantages and, in some cases, generate lifetime income for your chosen beneficiary. Talk to your lawyer or financial planner about your options, or give us a call—we'd love to help you find the best way to extend your legacy.

How you can become a Heritage Club member:

Membership in the Heritage Club requires a commitment which now, or in the future, will contribute to the YMCA’s Endowment Fund. An outright minimum gift of $2,500 or naming the YMCA Endowment Fund as a beneficiary for $10,000 or more qualifies you for membership.

There are a variety of gift options available:

  • Making an outright gift of cash, appreciated securities, property
    or other marketable assets
  • Including the YMCA Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your will or living trust
  • Naming the YMCA Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of a new or existing
    life insurance policy, IRA, pension plan or bank account
  • Creating a charitable trust or annuity that directs all or a portion of the
    remaining assets to the YMCA Endowment Fund

In the case of a will or other deferred gift, the amount need not be revealed, but if one chooses to do so, it will aid in our long range planning.

Thank you to our current Heritage Club Members at our West Washington and River Shores Branches:

Vic* & Gen Albiero
Randy & Judy Averill
James & Barbara Eckblad
Jim & Pati Ericson
Doug & Jennifer Fitzgerald
Randy & Lynn Hansen
John Hubbell
Dan & Shelly Johnson
Steve & Terry Johnson
Allan Kieckhafer
Jon Lange
Ric & Amy Leitheiser
Fred & Sandy Luft
Glen & Vicki Milkus
Jack Murray
Betty Nelson
Palm Family
Brad & Gail Powers
Beth Ramsthal
Len & Pat Roecker
Marion Scheunemann
Kevin & Linda Steiner
Tom & Pat Strachota
Joe & Kris Swanson
Dan & Deb Ward
Doug & Sharon Ziegler
Margaret G. Ziegler
Peter & Joan Ziegler

*Deceased

Sponsor a Y Program

The Kettle Moraine YMCA offers a variety of programs to the community.  Today, some of our programs are sponsored by a foundation or local donor.  For a detailed list and more information on how to allocate your financial support, please contact Jenny Zaskowski at 262-247-1052 or email at jzaskowski@kmymca.org.


Jenny Zaskowski - Director of Donor Relations West Bend YMCA
Jenny Zaskowski
Director of Donor Relations
West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262 247 1052
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Aaron Schmidt - Executive Director Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Aaron Schmidt
Center Executive
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262 268 9622 ext. 3401
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