915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Annual Campaign

The Athens YMCA is a charitable organization committed to the well-being of individuals and families from all backgrounds, income levels, and walks of life. We are focused everyday on delivering on the promise to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Gifts to our Annual Campaign allow us to continue giving out financial assistance to those in need and make beneficial additions to our programs - such as having swim instruction for children in summer day camp at no additional cost.

By supporting our Annual Campaign, you help us achieve our continued mission to serve all people – enabling them to develop to their full potential in spirit, mind and body. Please join others in helping the children, teens, adults, families and seniors of our community by making an initial gift or by increasing your past gift! EVERY gift is deeply appreciated.

You can make a difference in the Athens area with your financial support and commitment. The YMCA has set a goal of $250,000 for this year’s Campaign – dollars which will be used to continue and improve these important programs which help better the lives of so many in our community. 100% of your contribution goes toward financial assistance and beneficial program improvements including our Leader in Training program, healthy snack initiatives, and STEAM & literacy efforts. 

Please remember the YMCA as you plan your charitable giving this year.

For more information about our campaign, or to donate, please contact Jacqueline Shirley - 

What your gift can do:

  • $70 provides life-saving swim lessons for a child or adult
  • $135 provides one week of safe and fun summer day camp where a child makes life-long memories
  • $270 provides six months for an individual to better their health with an adult membership
  • $540 provides connection and wellness to a senior couple for one year at the Y
  • $750 provides one family the opportunity to be healthy and active together with a Y membership for one year
  • $1,200 provides confidence-building youth programs for a child during the school year
  • $2,400 provides a full year of safe and nurturing activities for a child through afterschool and summer day camp