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ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY 2014 Community Impact Report Akron Area YMCA OUR CAUSE We are a cause-driven community-based charitable nonprofit organization that strengthens community through Youth Development Healthy Living and Social Responsibility Dear Friends of the Y The Akron Area YMCA serves more than 78000 members and program participants from the Summit Medina and Portage Counties. Our facilities are 16 strong with new developments on the horizon. Were more than a place were a cause. Our cause is clear our relevancy is connected to the individuals and communities we serve and our passion is for making a positive change with a lasting impact. Each year we build new partnerships expanding our ever-growing network of wellness resources available to all ages. Our Y sheds new light on health and well-being for families and communities through fun value-based programs life-changing social services and financial assistance. In 2014 more than 1 million in charitable support helped transform the lives of 13223 individuals by providing them with the Y experience. We are grateful to our community of generous donors partners volunteers staff and members for making our YMCA a leading cause-driven charitable organization that provides opportunities for everyone to learn grow and thrive. Without you none of this would have been possible. Together from ordinary circumstances weve achieved extraordinary results. Sincerely Yours 1 akronymca.orgIMPACT Jeffrey W. Leonard Chairman Board of Trustees Douglas R. Kohl CEO Jill Kolesar PresidentCOO YMCA Mission To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. Douglas R. Kohl CEO Jill Kolesar PresidentCOO 2akronymca.orgIMPACT Grady P. Appleton Robert R. Beiswenger Laura Bennett Nicholas P. Capotosto Laura B. Culp Krista J. Dobronos Cindy Dormo Mark N. DuHamel Bennett L. Gaines Kathleen T. Geier Russell Holmes Richard King Raymond W. Evans John A. Gill James R. Glass John Tormey Judge William P. Kannel Dr. Martha Leyden Seabees Unit 20 Graham Coghill The Roy Mary Hartz Family Firestone Park YMCA Mothers Club Rev. Eugene Morgan Senator Oliver Ocasek The Akron Jaycees Robert Clark Kenneth Hiney Sr. Attorney Paul Weimer Pat Felder Verne E. Petrie O.D. Howard Flood Oscar Hunsicker Paul Fike GAR Foundation Steven P. Schmidt Bob LeFever Dave Mariola Robert Hawkins Geoff Wagner Jay Feldman Doug McGill Akron Rotary Club Mike Kormushoff John Torok Robert Strecker Jr. Mayor Bob Genet Pamela J. Kiltau Bruce J. Hunsicker Harvey Wagner Kenneth W. Haver and Karl A. A. Reuther. Kenneth W. Haver Christopher J. Maurer W. Stuver Parry Karl A. A. Reuther Steven P. Schmidt Judi Shapiro Marcus E. Board CEO Premier Management Corporation Jeffrey T. Kline Jr. Joni Kraus Jeffrey W. Leonard Julie A. Messing Thomas M. Presper Mellissa R. Reed Raymond E. Stankard Harvey L. Wagner Judge James R. Williams Deceased John W. Richardson Scott A. Richardson Richard M. Roberts Ryan Strobel Laura Thompson Ann Wargo BOARD OF TRUSTEES HONORARY TRUSTEES Previous recipients of the HUNSICKER FAMILY Service to Youth Award are 2014HUNSICKER FAMILY SERVICE TO YOUTH AWARD FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen............................................. p.3 p.7 p.9 FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OUR MISSION FINANCIAL REPORT Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.................................... Strength in numbers.............................................................................................. p.5 FOR HEALTHY LIVING Improving our communitys health and well-being........................................ FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen ORDINARY Gymnasiums Classrooms and Playgrounds become EXTRAORDINARY Animated Spaces. Programs Our Step Up to Quality star-rated Early Care and Education Centers transform into active areas of discovery where children learn through play and social interaction grow with guidance and thrive in supportive nurturing environments. At our Before and After School Enrichment programs caring role models motivate children in mornings and afternoons by engaging youth in educational and fun activities that encourage healthy physical and emotional growth. Accredited Summer Camp programs evolve into memorable adventures inspiring campers to build lasting friendships and gain independence. Teens become goal-oriented confident leaders in our Leadership Development programs. EARLY CARE EDUCATION CENTERS Recognized by Step Up to Quality to Go Above Beyond Learning Safety Standards BEFORE AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Engaging Activities to Boost Academic Success SUMMER DAY OVERNIGHT CAMPS Active Learning with Outdoor Adventure SPORTS PROGRAMS Activities that Instill Sportsmanship and Teamwork LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Teens Become Confident Leaders through Hands-On Experiences MAKE A SPLASH From Confident Water Play to Winning with the Swim Team 3 akronymca.orgIMPACT These and all other Youth Development programs create positive diverse environments that encourage kids to learn grow and thrive. 4akronymca.orgIMPACT 431 Teens work with mentors to learn positive behaviors discovering who they are and what they can achieve 3331 Children are nurtured in early care education centers and before and after school programs 4441 Youth build positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork through sports 5877 Children in aquatic programs build confidence learn water safety skills and enjoy friendly competition The Y Child Care scholarship gave me the opportunity to complete my degree without sacrificing quality care for my sons. Since they have attended The Hope Early Care Education Center Ali 2 speaks more clearly and his imagination is taking off Musa 1 is learning to follow directions share and interact with others. ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY OUR IMPACT - Aliea Judeh Grateful Mother Transforming Youth Through Care Direction FOR HEALTHY LIVING Improving our communitys health and well-being 5 akronymca.orgIMPACT Ordinary Fields and Pools Become Extraordinary Foundations for a Lifetime of Healthy Choices. Healthy living goes beyond staying active. Our Y builds positive relationships with members to encourage them along their healthy journey. We provide access to healthy foods physical activity and value-based programs that build a strong spirit mind and body for all ages. We celebrate healthy living and unite families friends and communities together for engaging events including Healthy Kids Day and Family Fun Days. The Y provides opportunities to improve physical health with life-saving swim lessons sports recreational activi- ties and personal fitness. Our Group Interest classes like SilverSneakers become social networks where older adults remain active make friends and discover new hobbies such as dancing painting and more. Programs CHILD WATCH Kids Play while Parents Exercise HEALTHY KIDS DAY Community Event to Celebrate Building Happier Healthier Kids SILVERSNEAKERS Fun Social Fitness for Older Adults LOSE4U CHALLENGE Fun Competition to Lose Weight Gain Confidence BRING FIT ON WITH WELLNESS 101 Summa Collaboration Medically Supervised Wellness Program with Licensed Athletic Trainers Healthy living is contagious. Our dedicated staff offers the personal support and guidance to empower members to commit to healthy lifestyle goals. 6akronymca.orgIMPACT 10258 Older Adults become active in SilverSneakers programs 506 Families strengthen bonds on their journey of discovery in Adventure Guides 941 Members participate in life-saving swim lessons 318 Individuals commit to reaching their fitness goals in Wellness 101 Since 1992 it was my whole familys way of life to go to the Y four times a week. My daughters learned to swim and make friends at Child Watch while my mother Velma and I exercised. But our journey of healthy living isnt just about fitness. Weve continued to discover faith friends and fun at our Ys for over 22 years. - Donna left with mother Velma right Transforming Generations through Healthy Long-term Relationships ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY OUR IMPACT FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Giving back and providing support to our neighbors 7 akronymca.orgIMPACT Ordinary Stomping Grounds Become Extraordinary Grounds for Positive Change. Educational Programs Support Services Support Services Wellness Initiatives PHOENIX ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL Creates Positive Change in Student Attitude Academics CATCH COLLABORATIVE Coordinated Approach To Child Health THE YMCAs DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM Reducing Risk of Type 2 Diabetes TOGETHERHOOD Member-led Volunteering for Community Service Projects OHIO RECIPROCITY Members Gain Access to Participating YMCAs throughout Ohio ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN Yearly Donations Ensure More Families Experience the Y ADVISORY BOARDS Local Volunteers Lead Fundraising Programs PROGRAM VOLUNTEERING Sharing Talents Knowledge with Kids Teens Adults MILITARY OUTREACH Giving Back to Those Who Serve HERITAGE CLUB Preserving the YMCA Mission through Planned Gifts UNITED WAY DAY OF ACTION Community Businesses Volunteer at Y Branches As an extension of the community the Akron Area YMCA is a responsive advocate providing educational wellness and support services to address the specific needs of those we serve. From redirecting students with behavioral challenges in the Phoenix Alternative School and providing year-round support to children and adults with special needs to offering financial assistance to military families we empower our neighbors to overcome obstacles. Special committees and Advisory Boards focus on giving back through fundraising and voluntary contributions with outreach programs such as TOGETHERHOOD. Y Members find faith and fellowship through Bible Studies and prayer breakfasts at our branch chapels. Our valued partnerships with community leaders and public organizations become extraordinary connections to healthy living programs such as the YMCAs Diabetes Prevention Program which focuses on small measurable goals so participants build the confidence needed to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and live healthier lives. Another vital program is the Summit County CATCH Collaborative which is an initiative designed to address childhood obesity by helping children develop and sustain healthy dietary and physical activity patterns. CATCH is being incorporated into our future youth development curriculum. We provide accessible resources and support to move individuals families and communities forward. 8akronymca.orgIMPACT ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY OUR IMPACT 431 Youths improve in academics and behavior at the Phoenix Alternative School in East Akron YMCAs new more spacious location 28 Military families receive free memberships and the support guidance and resources needed to become and stay healthy and engaged 12 Families get connected through Habitat for Humanity 379 Volunteers from 10 companies donate 57 hours to various branches valuing 99000 of volunteer hours OUR MISSION To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. OUR CAUSE At the Y strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone regardless of age income or background has the opportunity to learn grow and thrive. WHO WE ARE The Y is the nations leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development healthy living and social responsibility. WHAT WE DO The Y provides the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn grow and thrive. HOW WE DO IT There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Thats because in neighborhoods across the nation we have the presence and partnership to not just promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change. The Akron Area YMCA is community centered. For 144 years weve been listening and responding to our communities. The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn grow and thrive by building a healthy spirit mind and body. The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting meaningful change. OUR IMPACT The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy confident connected and secure children adults families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. For Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Child Care Safe nurturing environment for children to learn grow and develop social skills Education Leadership Knowledge character development guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential Swim Sports Play Positive fun activities that build athletic social and interpersonal skills Camp Exciting safe community for young people to explore the outdoors build self-esteem develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories For Healthy Living Improving the nations health and well-being. Family Time Bringing families together to have fun and grow together Health Well-Being Fitness Resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity health and wellness Sports Recreation Healthy lifestyle activities that bring people together with shared athletic and recreational interests Group Interest Social networks and activities that bring people together that share common passions and personal interests Christian Emphasis Fellowship guidance and support opportunities to grow stronger spiritually For Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Social Services Training resources and support to empower our neighbors to make change bridge gaps and overcome obstacles GlobalServices Support systems that welcome celebrate educate and connect diverse demographic populations in the U.S. and around the world Volunteerism Giving Voluntary contributions that fund lead and support the Ys critical work Advocacy Collaborations with policy makers community leaders and private and public organizations to develop youth prevent chronic disease build healthier communities and encourage social responsibility 9 akronymca.orgIMPACT WHO WE ARE FINANCIAL REPORT Ordinary Numbers Extraordinary Impact 10akronymca.orgIMPACT 2014 YEAR-END STATEMENT STATEMENT OF OPERATION 2014 2013 TOTAL INCOME 16500682 16160884 TOTAL EXPENSE 14995514 14859929 NET GAIN LOSS 1505168 1300955 REVENUE MEMBERSHIP DUES 38.61 6371235 6225300 38.53 PROGRAM SERVICE FEES 32.24 5320088 5284524 32.70 FEES GRANTS 20.64 3405264 3104362 19.21 MISC. FEES 1.82 299761 303526 1.88 SUBTOTAL 15396348 14917712 PUBLIC SUPPORT CONTRIBUTIONSSpecial events 5.42 893763 981774 6.08 UNITED WAY 1.28 210571 261398 1.62 SUBTOTAL 100.00 1104334 1243172 100.00 TOTAL REVENUE Public support 16500682 16160884 expenses employee costs 63.94 9587146 9749825 65.61 program supplies equipment COSTS 10.11 1515714 1461083 9.83 printing promotion 1.42 212385 225831 1.52 vehicle operating costs 2.29 343200 336460 2.26 other program service costs 8.52 1277012 1230308 8.28 occupancy 12.93 1939581 1827810 12.30 other misc. costs 0.80 120476 28612 0.20 total expenses 100.00 14995514 14859929 100.00 net gain loss before depreciation debt service after transfers 1505168 1300955 2014 figures are unaudited 501c3 Charitable Organization In 2014 the Akron Area YMCA Annual Campaign distributed 1108333 in financial assistance providing 3891 families or 13223 individuals with program and membership opportunities to improve spirit mind and body. 1.1M Charitable Support Given 13223 Lives Transformed Thanks to Financial Assistance 78000 Y members and program participants Communities ServedSummit Medina Portage Counties AKRON AREA YMCA Association Services Office 50 S. Main Street Ste. LL 100 Akron Ohio 44308 330 376 1335 MEMBERSHIP BRANCHES Firestone Park YMCA 350 E. Wilbeth Road Akron Ohio 44301 330 724 1255 Green Family YMCA 3800 Massillon Road Uniontown Ohio 44685 330 899 9622 Lake Anna YMCA 500 W. Hopocan Avenue Barberton Ohio 44203 330 745 9622 Riverfront YMCA 544 Broad Boulevard Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44221 330 923 9622 University Park YMCA 477 E. Market Street Akron Ohio 44304 330 434 9622 Wadsworth YMCA 623 School Drive Wadsworth Ohio 44281 330 334 9622 PROGRAM BRANCHES East Akron YMCA 888 Jonathan Avenue Akron Ohio 44306 330 784 0408 Nordonia Hills YMCA 8761 Shepard Road Macedonia Ohio 44056 330 467 8366 330 650 6144 CAMPS YMCA Camp Y-Noah 815 Mt. Pleasant Road Clinton Ohio 44216 330 896 1964 877 GOT CAMP Akron Rotary Camp 4460 Rex Lake Drive Akron Ohio 44319 330 644 4512 EARLY CARE EDUCATION CENTERS A Ys Place 380 Mineola Avenue Akron Ohio 44320 330 836 7435 Bethany Center 1235 Broad Boulevard Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44223 330 940 2500 Cascade Village 210 E. North Street Akron Ohio 44304 330 903 5573 Family Enrichment 910 Eller Avenue Akron Ohio 44306 330 785 0164 Hope Early Care Education Center 475 Ohio Street Akron Ohio 44304 330 434 5900 WYDACA 1250 W. Exchange Street Akron Ohio 44313 330 864 3560 Owned by The Rotary Club of Akron and operated in partnership with the Akron Area YMCA. Operated in partnership with The Community Builders Inc. AKRONAREAYMCA Association Services Office 50 S. Main Street Ste. LL 100 Akron OH 44308 330 376 1335 YMCA Mission To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. Beacons Best 1st Place 2014 Beacons Best TOP102014