We All Need The Y

With over 160 years of service, the Capital District YMCA is part of the fabric of our society. Our Ys are working hard to build and strengthen their community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

In support of this endeavor, Ys attract the charitable support and  community partners necessary to engage communities and address critical needs to magnify their impact in making lasting personal and social change. At the Y, fundraising efforts help members of the community be a part of something larger than them and make a difference in people’s lives.

When you give to the Y, you can be sure your contributed support nurtures the potential of children and teens, improves health and well-being, and supports neighbors – especially those youth and families from disadvantaged and underserved populations in the community.​

Capital District YMCA has a donor-centered gift program focused on attracting individual, foundation, and corporate gifts to the association.


The Capital District YMCA is committed to a best practice, year-round approach to annual community support. Once a year, the Y reached out to our staff, volunteers, members, and community partners to help fund our mission. Each year the Y addresses ever changing community needs; thus raising charitable dollars makes timely, community specific mission impact possible.


The Triangle Society is comprised of generous supporters who donate a total of $4,500 or more over three years to the YMCA Annual Campaign. These multi-year commitments raise the philanthropic standing of the Capital District YMCA so the Y can better support active and healthier lives for all people in our diverse community.

Levels of Giving Over Three Years

  • Visionaries: $100,000+
  • Trustees: $50,000 – $99,999
  • Innovators: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Benefactors: $15,000 – $24,999
  • Advocates: $10,000 – $14,999
  • Ambassadors: $7,500 – $9,999
  • Patrons: $4,500 – $7,499

Capital District YMCA Triangle Society Membership Includes:

  • First-hand opportunities to see the YMCA mission in action
  • Interaction and networking opportunities with other Triangle Society members, CDYMCA business leaders, and philanthropists
  • A distinctive gift honoring your commitment to the CDYMCA
  • An invitation to our premier Triangle Society member reception
  • Your name on an individual digital banner at your local YMCA
  • Recognition on large digital banner listing all Triangle Society members and displayed in all YMCAs in the Capital District
  • Insider access to the President and CEO and latest Y news through events, newsletters, and other Triangle Society communication pieces


At the Y, through the Chair’s Roundtable, we recognize donors who have powered our youth and family programs by making annual contributions to the Y of $1,000 or more. These individuals, businesses and other community organizations enable us to enrich and expand our mission of working with our community, and to remain on the cutting edge in meeting human service needs. Being a member of the Chair’s Roundtable is easy. Contributions totaling $1,000 or more to the Capital District YMCA by March 31 provide you an invitation to this unique group of donors. You may give all at once, monthly, or weekly to reach your total annual gift.

Members of the YMCA Chair’s Roundtable are recognized for their generous support at the following levels:

  • Platinum: $10,000+
  • Gold: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Silver: $2,500-$4,999
  • Bronze: $1,500 – $2,499
  • Member: $1,000 – $1,499


To ensure your Y can continue to make a meaningful and enduring impact on your community, consider an endowment and planned gift that will provide a permanent source of funding for new programs or facility improvements and a safety net for times of crisis or economic uncertainty. Call 518-869-3500 ext. 9920 to explore your planned giving options.


A successful capital development project for the Capital District YMCA requires a large financial investment. It is essential for our Y to attract investors from the community who not only share the vision for our project but are also willing to support its development and help sustain the programs the project will enable our YMCA to offer in the future.

You can help!  Here’s how:


$54 provides one month of YMCA membership for a senior adult
$70 allows a child to attend a Youth Basketball Program
$80 funds two months of swim lessons for kids and teens
$255 gives a child the chance to participate in one month of partial day Preschool
$270 sends a child to a week of day camp
$384 sponsors one teen for one year of YMCA membership
$564 gives six months of a YMCA membership to a family
$680 provides a month of before & after-school program
$1,000 funds a 10-week session of Pedaling for Parkinson’s with 3 heart rate monitors
$1,395 sends a child to one week at Camp Chingachgook
$2,680 provides two months of childcare and early education
$6,000 gives 12 participants 12 weeks of LIVESTRONG®

Make a Donation today.