Y Awards over $270,000 in Financial Assistance

This past year, the New Canaan YMCA provided the equivalent of nearly $270,000 in financial assistance to the community thanks to the generous support of donor contributions to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign. Financial assistance ensures that no one is ever turned away from the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle at the Y, regardless of financial circumstances.

“For our family, a YMCA membership means memorable summers at camp for my oldest, a fun-filled preschool experience for my middle child, and Bouncing Bears classes for my youngest,” said a New Canaan YMCA financial assistance recipient. “We do family swimming together on Sundays, and I even get to do cardio when I have a chance. Due to the YMCA offering our family financial assistance, we have all been able to experience so much more, and we cannot thank the Y enough!”

“There are families in every community who need a helping hand,” said New Canaan YMCA’s Executive Director, Craig Panzano. “The Y’s financial assistance program ensures that every child, adult, senior, and family has the opportunity to thrive at the Y regardless of economic situation. We are so grateful to our generous donors who make these opportunities possible for so many individuals within our community.”

Financial assistance applications for Y programs and memberships can be obtained at our Front Desk, or on our website, at www.newcanaanymca.org. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more, please contact Diana Riolo at driolo@newcanaanymca.org or 203-920-1653.

If you would like to make a donation to support financial assistance, and other mission-based programs at the New Canaan YMCA, please visit www.newcanaanymca.org/donate