Support Our Y

Annual Support Campaign

WHERE THE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER: New Canaan YMCA 2022 Annual Support Campaign  

THIS YEAR’S GOAL: $375,000

Co-Chairs: Kevin Cowser, Jessica Knowles, and Rick Routhier

For over 65 years, the New Canaan YMCA has served as the heart of our community. While the programs and activities have evolved throughout the years, one thing remains constant—the Y brings our community together. All ages. All backgrounds. All abilities.

The Y is a community nonprofit organization where individuals come together to connect, inspire, and support each other. It is where families meet life-long friends, where kids and teens build confidence and find their niche, where those with special needs feel welcome and empowered, where seniors remain engaged physically and socially, where cancer survivors regain strength, where all ages achieve better physical and mental health, where those who need a helping hand are embraced, and where we all stay connected.

The generosity of our donors makes it possible for the Y to fulfill its charitable mission providing programs and resources to strengthen spirit, mind, and body for all. Thanks to donations, the Y is where everybody belongs and where our community becomes stronger.

Please consider a gift to the Y’s 2022 Annual Support Campaign and join us in strengthening the heart of our community.

Click here to donate online.

Each year, donations to the Y’s annual support campaign make the following possible:

Financial Assistance

Every year, the Y provides approximately $250,000 in financial assistance, ensuring everybody has access to all the opportunities created at the Y.

Financial assistance helps families access safe and engaging childcare and summer camp programs, teaches kids how to swim, and supports anyone who needs a helping hand to stay healthy, happy, and connected.

Special Needs Programs

Our Y offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

Over 130 kids, teens, and adults with special needs build confidence, develop independence, and make lasting friendships at the Y each year through meaningful programs, events, and employment opportunities.

Mission-Based Programs

Many of the programs and resources the Y offers for seniors, kids, teens, families, cancer survivors, individuals with chronic disease, and others do not cover their costs, yet the benefits and support they provide are invaluable.


World Service

We continue to provide life-saving funds, support, and meaningful connections to our partners at Facing the Future in Kibera, Kenya, serving over 300 children in Africa’s largest slum.