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The YMCA is one of the largest nonprofit community service
organizations in America!


The North Suburban YMCA needs your help. We're not a gym. We're not a recreation facility. We are a charitable organization. As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of people like you to support our programs and services. Everything we do is in service of making us--as individuals and a community--better. Together, we can achieve so much more. Please consider making a gift to the Y. There are many ways you can make a difference today:


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Every day, Y staff and volunteers deliver on our cause to strengthen the North Suburbs. Our service area, which includes 15 local communities, is both broad and diverse. Whether building confidence in kids, encouraging someone to achieve a health goal, or bringing people from different backgrounds together to improve our local neighborhoods, every connection we make contributes to a better “us.”

Give to deliver positive change across our broad service area.  

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Currently, the NSYMCA is in the final phase of an 8-year, $8.2 million capital improvement project. Past phases have included highly visible developments, including renovations to our playgrounds, ADA access to our facilities, and revitalization of our wellness floor and locker rooms. The concluding portion of our master facility plan for the Y has a goal of $500,000, which will further enliven our presence in the community.

Help us meet our Capital Campaign Challenge Grant with a donation.   


NSYMCA’s giving clubs recognize generous members, supporters, and community leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to the Y and its mission to help children, families, and seniors in our community reach their full potential.

Help make a difference in your community!




Make a donation to the North Suburban YMCA in honor of a loved one or friend. Your gift may be made in memory of someone special or in honor of a holiday, anniversary, celebration, or birthday, etc. A special note of recognition will be sent to the honoree on your behalf.

Show someone you care about them (and the Y).   


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The Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund was created in honor of Howard Schultz's 10 years of service as President/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA). Funding enhances positive experiences for youth in NSYMCA athletic, special needs, and youth programs, to promote new skills, enjoyment, health, community involvement, and leadership development.

Give to make brighter days for others.  



The NSYMCA believes that within the limits of available funding, every family and individual should receive the help they need to reach their full potential. Each year the community helps to support this open door philosophy through donations and attendance at the annual NSYMCA Ken & Alta Thiel Strong Kids Dinner. Gifts to this campaign provide funding to make Y programs accessible to families in financial need, including after-school childcare, summer camp, life-changing swim lessons, special needs programs, and memberships. Last year over 2,600 children and adults, 1 in 5 of our members, relied on this assistance to reach their full potential. Every dollar donated to the North Suburban Y lifts the world around us, building stronger families and connecting communities – For a better us!

Become a hero to children and families in our communities today!