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On A Mission CAPITAL DISTRICT YMCA 2013 Annual Report

Looking back... Moving Forward

In the following pages, you’ll meet members, volunteers, and staff who are having a positive impact on our community, here and abroad. These stories illustrate the impact we’re making. I invite you to check out more stories like these on our website at You may have already noticed that the back of this book is upsidedown. While the annual report is a great way to look back at the work we’ve accomplished with our current strategic plan, we also provide a new perspective on where our association is going.

Enjoy and be inspired.

David Brown President and CEO

Tim Owens Board Chair

The Value of a Family Play Date We encourage families to use play dates as a simple way to become healthier, more active and connected. Here are five activities families can do together.

Youth Development

1. Schedule a Game Night Play games with your kids that incorporate physical activity, such as Charades. 2. Dance, Dance, Dance Turn on your favorite party music and dance! Make this activity more fun with a dance contest.

3. Go Riding Find a new bike path or park for a fun afternoon outdoors; grab your helmets and go bike riding. 4. Channel Your Inner Youth Teach your favorite childhood game to your kid(s) and play them together. 5. Play Outside Get everyone moving with fun activities like flying a kite, taking a nature walk, and kicking a soccer ball around.

Celebrating 10 years of changing lives For ten years, the Black & Latino Achievers program has been reaching across cultural divides to embrace and celebrate the opportunity and diversity that live in our community. Through programs like the Achievers, high school students are challenged to achieve more, and Y volunteers help strengthen the foundations of our community by providing these students with unique educational and career opportunities.

“The Black & Latino Achievers program has boosted my confidence and allowed me to be more ambitious.”

Jean Adomfeh • 2013 Achiever

Addressing Academic and Social Needs Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the Capital District YMCA offers after-school programs to school-aged children throughout the area. Y after-school programs combine academics with play in a caring and safe environment for youth.

At the Y, we promote a love for learning, and encourage social and emotional development. In our after-school programs, youth receive help with homework and tutoring on tough subjects, and enjoy opportunities to explore arts, literacy, and play. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

“All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.”

David Brown • Capital District YMCA

Taking control of your health The Y helps our community live healthy. Every day, our members start a new journey by trying something new at the Y. For Deb (left), a heart defect as a child could have left her on the sidelines. However, with the support of her daughter Abby and the Y, Deb has completed an indoor triathlon, and she is working toward walking a half marathon.

“The Y is a place where everyone succeeds. Your only competition is yourself.” Deb Kizer • Member

Healthy Living

Addressing the Nation’s Battle with Diabetes The Y is a leading nonprofit strengthening community through healthy living. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle modification program that helps people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by helping them learn about eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and adopting other behavior changes.

From welcoming and connecting diverse populations to preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, the Y gives people the care they need and the respect they deserve.

79,000,000 number of Americans with pre-diabetes

“The Y gave me excellent information and guidance to help me improve my health.” Marie Christie • Member, Volunteer

Learning to live healthier The Y is so much more than a place to workout and swim. Reaching into our community to change lives and educate families is one of the things the Y does best. After amazing results last year, Northwestern Mutual is once again supporting the Y with a Play Everyday Outside grant.

This partnership helps us expand into other communities, and share lessons such as the value of adding fruits and vegetables to your daily meals, and the benefits of a more active lifestyle. These lessons are changing the way nearly 400 families, in just two of Troy’s housing complexes, are living.

“Kids and parents are excited and involved in making healthy choices because of the Y.” Tina Smith • Troy Housing Authority

Strengthening Community Near and Far Our Y is committed to engaging, connecting and serving diverse populations, at home and around the world. Toward that end, in March, staff members Kristen Usher and Chris Chimento were selected for a service trip to Vietnam, to work on an elementary school and experience the Y in a totally different environment.

Social Responsibility

“My experience in Vietnam inspired me to conduct service projects with our Y kids.” Kristen Usher • YMCA Staff Member

Our Powers Combined As a volunteer at the Capital District YMCA, you help strengthen the foundations of our community by increasing accessibility, inspiring healthy living and bringing about bigger and brighter achievements. In partnership with Maddie’s Mark Foundation, 75 volunteers turned a muddy patch of earth into a fun and inviting playground where children will learn, grow, and thrive. The new pre-school playground at the Guilderland YMCA honors the memory of 5-year old Circle of Champs member Maddie Musto.

“The Y runs on volunteers. We wouldn’t be here without them.” Karen Hennet • District Executive Director

“I don’t think you could create a better program to achieve the goal of protecting our children.” Assemblyman James Tedisco

Shining a light on Child abuse Prevention At the Y, we celebrate and strengthen the lives of kids in our community. For kids of all ages, the Y offers a fun, safe environment where they can learn and grow. Now, the Capital District YMCA is working to ensure that children are safe, wherever they are. In conjunction with dozens of community partners, the Y has announced a bold initiative to protect children from child abuse. To achieve this goal, the Y has

partnered with Darkness to Light, a program whose goal is to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and alert the community to the warning signs. The Capital District YMCA has committed to training 5% of the adults in our community using Darkness to Light, knowing that in doing so, we keep more kids safe from harm. This is an ambitious goal, but every child deserves to be safe.

Our Major Initiatives

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential in every child and teen.

HEALTHY LIVING Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Giving back and supporting our neighbors.


Family Time • Adventure Guides and Princesses • Family Nights

Social Services • Darkness to Light Child Abuse Prevention Training • Program Scholarships • Grant Development • Military Outreach • Splash Water Safety Initiative

Education & Leadership • Black & Latino Achievers Program • Latino Youth Conference • Youth & Government Swim, Sports & Play • Swim Lessons • Swim Teams • Teen Club Programs • Youth Sports Camp • Day Camp • Overnight Camp

Health, Wellness & Fitness • Group Exercise Classes • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA • Healthy Kids Day • Personal Training • Diabetes Prevention Initiatives • Healthy Community Series Sports & Recreation

Volunteerism & Giving • Educational Scholarships • Annual Giving Campaign • Heritage Club Advocacy • Community Alliances • Collaborations

By The Numbers

Capital District YMCA Members


Dollars Raised through the Annual Giving Campaign (2012-13)

35,419 68,890 $1,200,388 Under 18

Over 18

Day Camp Participants

Resident Camp Participants

Childcare Participants

Swim Lesson Participants

2,965 3,843

1,750 4,029

Our Financials

Our Financial Picture Public Support & Revenue Contributions and Fundraising

March 31, 2013

March 31, 2012

$28,846,786 $ 4,135,564 $32,982,350

$28,667,167 $ 3,868,024 $32,535,191

$ 2,960,958

$ 1,605,365

Change in Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedge

$ (137,513)


Change in Unrestricted Net Assets

$ 2,823,445

$ 1,282,983

Net Assets at End of Year



$ 2,548,388 $14,914,603 $14,606,678 $ 1,634,475 $ 556,767 $ 401,632 $ 220,168 $ 1,060,597 $35,943,308

Membership Dues Program Services Residence Income Rentals Grants Senior Housing Other Total Revenue


Program Services Supporting Services and Other Total Expenses Change in Unrestricted Net Assets1 2

$ 1,205,166 $14,217,660 $13,824,598 $ 1,871,482 $ 580,034 $ 1,249,535 $ 210,661 $ 981,420 $34,140,556


Combined Statements of Activities. Year 2012 is condensed from Audited Financial Statement. Year 2013 is unaudited. 1 Before Change in Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedge; 2 Related to Swap Agreements

Our Locations

our locations Administrative Office 465 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205 518.869.3500 Branch Locations Albany 616 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12204 Bethlehem 900 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054 Glenville 127 Droms Road Glenville, NY 12302 Greenbush 20 Community Way E. Greenbush, NY 12061

Guilderland 250 Winding Brook Drive Guilderland, NY 12084

Greene County YMCA 370 Mansion Street West Coxsackie, NY 12192

Schenectady 433 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Early Learning Centers KidzLodge 47 Clifton County Road Clifton Park, NY 12065

Southern Saratoga 1 Wall Street Clifton Park, NY 12065 Troy 2500 21st Street Troy, NY 12180 Satellite Locations Empire State Plaza Rm 140, Concourse Level Albany, NY 12242

Thelma P. Lally 204 S.Ten Broeck Street Scotia, NY 12302 Camps Camp Chingachgook 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844 Adventure Camp

(Formerly Camp Nassau)

Route 155 Guilderland, NY 12084

OUR Mission

The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Learn more. Visit:

Capital District YMCA 2013 Annual Report  

Capital District YMCA 2013 Annual Report

Capital District YMCA 2013 Annual Report  

Capital District YMCA 2013 Annual Report