TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
2013 SOMERSET VALLEY YMCA ANNUAL REPORT
A LETTER FROM
LEADERSHIP Dear Members, Volunteers, Staff and Friends, At the Y, our mission is to strengthen the foundation of our community. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Each day, we work with a shared commitment to provide opportunities that allow everyone to grow in spirit, mind and body. Dedicated to making a positive difference, we take on challenges that shape our community’s future with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In 2013, we were proud to have served our neighbors in countless ways. We inspired confidence among young children while contributing to the safety of the community by teaching water safety and swimming skills to over 2,000 children. To improve the overall health of children, we successfully expanded our important HealthyU initiative from our pre-schools into the local public schools to ensure that they learn about good nutrition and have regular physical activity. Additionally, we inspired more than 10,000 adult members to lead healthier lives through the wide array of programs and services that support their wellness goals. Through our focus on social responsibility, we launched a groundbreaking child sexual abuse prevention training called Stewards of Children, in partnership with the Darkness to Light organization, to help protect all of the children in our community.
Andrea Thorne Board Chairwoman
The Y is so much more than a “swim and gym.” The Y is a cause that supports individuals and families who struggle financially, physically and emotionally by providing programs and services that have a deep and meaningful impact on their lives. In 2013, the Y had an impact on over 890 deserving individuals by providing nearly $290,000 in direct financial assistance. The support allowed qualifying individuals and families to participate in camp, child care, youth and senior services and membership. As the heart of the community, the Y is here to support the needs of all. To advance our mission and best meet the needs of our community, we will continue to consider collaborations that improve the services we deliver and operational efficiencies. In 2014, that means exploring shared resources with the neighboring Somerset Hills YMCA. The concept of shared services has been successfully implemented among other organizations across the state. Our two organizations have established a positive working relationship and, together, we will evaluate the viability of opportunities to best serve the communities in Somerset County, today and in the future. With the help and generosity of our members, volunteers, and donors we will work to meet the evolving needs of our community. By working together, there is no limit to what we can do to transform lives in 2014. Thank you for being a part of our Y family. We are grateful for your passion, talent and commitment. Together, we build a stronger community.
David M. Carcieri Chief Executive Officer
Your community partners, Andrea Thorne, Board Chairwoman David M. Carcieri, Chief Executive Officer
OUR MISSION THE SOMERSET VALLEY YMCA IS A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES THE COMMUNITY BY PROMOTING PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH IN A SAFE AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
EVERY DAY, WE MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE. OUR COMMUNITY FACES CHALLENGES THAT CREATE AN IMPORTANT NEED FOR THE WORK OUR Y DOES. FORTUNATELY, WHERE SOME SEE OBSTACLES, WE SEE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND STAFF. NO OTHER ORGANIZATION CAN IMPACT AS MANY PEOPLE AS POWERFULLY AS WE DO EVERY DAY.
As a child, a brain tumor left Ciba partially paralyzed. She desperately wanted to learn to swim, but was terrified of the water. “Every year my family goes to Vermont and swims in the river. I’ve always had to watch from the side because I was so afraid. I finally signed up for swim lessons. At first, I was only able to walk around in the pool in the shallow end. I told Lisa, my instructor, ‘I can’t go past three feet.’ She said, ‘You can do it.’ One day, I went in by myself, with a noodle, and I swam to the deep end and back. I was so happy, I left Lisa a note on her desk!” Aquatics Director Lisa Slover: “I assured Ciba that I would be near her in the water. Taking her into the deep end put her a little out of her comfort zone, but she had trust in me and the lifeguards. I still have Ciba’s note on my bulletin board. Knowing that I’m making an impact on people’s lives is what makes me excited about my job.”
“Knowing that I’m making an impact on people’s lives is what makes me excited about my job.” - Lisa Slover
BY THE NUMBERS: IN 2013, WE SERVED OVER 15,000 MEMBERS, HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE REACH THEIR POTENTIAL, EMPOWERING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO LIVE HEALTHIER AND STRENGTHENING THE BONDS OF COMMUNITY. Somerset Valley YMCA 2013 Annual Report
DEVELOPMENT IN OUR Y PROGRAMS, CHILDREN AND TEENS FIND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF SUPPORTIVE ADULTS AND MENTORS, THEY NOT ONLY LEARN THEIR ABCs, THEY LEARN SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE VALUE OF FRIENDS. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY LEARN TO PUSH PAST THE LIMITS OF WHAT THEY THOUGHT POSSIBLE. THE Y CHANGES LIVES. “I come here with friends every Friday night. My parents are pleased that we have a fun, safe place away from the streets where we can socialize and do what we love best - play basketball.” - Ethan
“I was scared because I couldn’t swim. I took lessons at camp and by the end of summer I passed the Deep End test. I was so proud!” - Raia
“After my child was born, I faced the daunting task of finding childcare. At the Y, I immediately got the warm feeling I was looking for. They love kids here and that’s very important to me. As my daughter grew, she had access to swim lessons and the fantastic gymnastics program. The Y has provided a sense of community and continuity for our family. It has had a significant impact on my daughter’s happy and healthy development.”- Carrie
BY THE NUMBERS:
“I am a stronger athlete and a better person. I learned the importance of hard work, dedication, heart and the principle that one person can make a difference.” – David Photo by Douglas Allen
WE NURTURED AND EDUCATED 442 CHILDREN IN OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM. WE ENGAGED 1,549 CHILDREN IN OUR CAMPS. WE TAUGHT 2,548 CHILDREN TO BE SAFE AND CONFIDENT IN THE WATER.
HEALTHY LIVING PEOPLE COME TO THE Y NOT JUST TO EXERCISE BUT TO BE PART OF A COMMUNITY THAT CARES ABOUT THEM. AT THE Y, OUR MEMBERS FIND MOTIVATION AND INSTRUCTORS WHO INSPIRE THEM AND TRANSFORM LIVES. BY HELPING KIDS, ADULTS, FAMILIES AND SENIORS IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, WE BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY.
“Following my serious bike accident, I found the Y to be the perfect place to continue my rehabilitation. The staff and members have been an inspiration.” - Charles
“The Y’s Weight Loss Challenge was the motivation and kick start we needed. The Y came to our school and worked with 50 staff members for five months. It inspired and transformed us.” - Van Derveer School staff “Aqua exercise is better than anything I’ve ever done. I have osteoarthritis and the buoyancy of the water lets me exercise without pain. My water work-outs improve my mobility and help me stay fit.” - Lisa
BY THE NUMBERS: WE DELIVERED LIFE-ENHANCING HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS TO 5,867 ADULTS, 1,249 OLDER ADULTS, 2,529 YOUNG ADULTS AND 2,565 TEENS. Somerset Valley YMCA 2013 Annual Report
RESPONSIBILITY AS A CAUSE-DRIVEN NONPROFIT, THE Y TAKES ON UNMET NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND INSPIRES A SPIRIT OF SERVICE. THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERISM, WE WORK TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS AND HELP FAMILIES OVERCOME OBSTACLES. WE BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW THEM TO BE HEALTHY, CONFIDENT AND CONNECTED. THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND DONORS, WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN TO ALL.
“We volunteered as swim meet officials in 1981, when our kids were on the swim team. Being part of the team taught our four kids discipline and gave them a sense of self accomplishment. We wanted to give something back. We are still officiating more than 30 years later. And now we are watching our granddaughter on the swim team.” - Steve and Roni
Healthy Kids Day supported the health and wellness of our community, as more than 600 residents turned out for a day of games, exercise, arts and crafts focused on healthy living. The Y also invited community partners to offer tips on staying healthy and safe.
“We are proud to be part of a Y that cares about its community. Our swim team collected holiday gifts for 150 kids in need, and our members and staff stepped up when the Food Bank put out an urgent call for help. Our neighbors helped us donate 905 coats for Jersey Cares during one of the coldest winters.” - Staff members Jennifer and Barbara
“As a single mother, I don’t have enough words to express what the Y means to me. With the help of a scholarship, my child blossomed in a safe, supportive atmosphere. I feel blessed to be part of such a caring community.” - Rosemary
BY THE NUMBERS: IN 2013, 813 GENEROUS DONORS CONTRIBUTED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO OUR ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN. WE PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO 891 PEOPLE IN NEED. WE HAD 1,461 DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS.
FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 2013 2012 Cash & cash equivalents
Accounts & pledges receivable
Unemployment reserve account
Prepaid expenses & deferred bond costs
Land, buildings and equipment
Accrued expense and other liabilities
Capital leases payable
Notes, and mortgages payable
Total net assets
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Revenue 2013* 2012* Grants, contributions and special events
Salaries & related staff expense
Professional fees & contract services
Program supplies & media
Occupancy 802,235 755,390
AQUATICS 12,204 CHILDCARE 195,495
Depreciation 374,724 393,633 Interest/Finance Charge
National dues & other
*excludes an unrealized gain/(loss) of $102,520 and ($48,212) on an interest rate swap for 2013 and 2012, respectively; and a one time, non-cash charge totaling $93,473 for EDA bond refinancing for 2012
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Two extraordinary Y volunteers who supported our mission were recognized. Kristine deBlasi was named as our Y Volunteer of the Year and teenager Kevin Gibson was named as our Outstanding Youth Volunteer. Practice and perseverance paid off for member Janet Moeller, 79, who collected gold at the Pan American Masters Championship, and Jerry Katz, 75, a member and a swim instructor, who took gold at the Senior Olympics. We were the proud recipients of two United Way grants to help our youth learn, grow and thrive. Our swim teamâ€™s hard work and dedication resulted in its fourth consecutive NJ YMCA State Championship title. The team was named one of the top 100 swim clubs in the nation. Head Swim Coach Matt Donovan was recognized with a Coach of the Meet Award at Y Nationals in Georgia for motivating swimmers to achieve recordbreaking performances. Coach Rob Rynone was named an NJ Swimming Coach of the Year.
Our annual Halloween at the Y drew more than 500 children for a night of safe, spooky fun. Our signature Hillsborough Hop 5K and Somerville Spooky Sprint 5K gave 1,300 runners a goal to strive for, and provided a fun, family-friendly community event. Our gymnasium buzzed with activity and purpose when we hosted an Operation Shoebox packing party in conjunction with the Hillsborough Rotary Club. Volunteers packed more than 800 boxes of supplies to ship overseas. We invited the community to improve their health and wellness at over 50 free health screenings, nutrition classes and health workshops.
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DONORS $250-499 Roshan Bhuta Robert Burgess Carol L. and Glenn Delaney* Joseph A. Del Buono Timothy Dry Bryan Elsasser Matthew Gray In Memory of Deborah L. Hildebrand Martin Louis Koy Sheena Kuong George M. Lancos S. Hongbo Liu Bev and Dan McCarron Richard Reitman Daniel Roth Stephanie Salzano Dana Scarantino Lisa Slover Gina M. Stravic John H. Thomas Ed Whitney $500-999 Barbara M. Adam Graeme Bryce The Capizzi Family* Mary Beth Drake Elaine Gillen Michael Kalafer Jane C. Kobuta Hollandra Niles Jo Ann Ottino Daniel J. Puntillo Karen M. Robson Lee Ann Santaromita Linda Scarantino* Arthur Soybel Johnathan White $1000-2,499 The Adamec Family Christopher Kip Bateman Andrew C. Benton Christene Datuin The D’Ambrosio Family James Dwane The Foley Family Valerie Giacopelli The Halada Family
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The Hanley Family Carl Hockenbury Jeffrey and Jill Hockenbury Paul D. Kieltyka Gary Kucsan The LaRoche Family Karyn B. Lightcap Jesse McCrea The Nash Family Sarah Nathans The Perantoni Family The Reilly Family Maurice H. Schwab Diane Snyder Peter Stires Todd Sudol In Memory of Harrison Tarnoff Steven A. Tarnoff The Voitovich Family The Waters Family Allen B. Zdroik $2500 and Up Jane C. Kobuta Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team Parent Organization $5000 and Up The deBlasi Family Heidi B. Kelleher Organizations Atrium Associates Bridgewater Nissan CARECYCLE, Inc. Carrier Clinic College Hunks Hauling Junk fairlife, LLC Fleetwood Kitchens Fleischer & Fleischer, LLC Foothill Acres Rehab & Nursing Center
Friends Fitness Inc. From the Heart Thrift Shop Frontier Financial Planning, Inc. Fulton Bank of New Jersey GE Foundation Glen Ridge Swim Club Hillsborough Podiatry Group Johnson & Johnson Somerset County Companies Fund Life Fitness Main Line Commercial Pools, Inc. Manville Self Storage, Inc. Martyn Associates, Inc. MCC Consulting Services, Inc. Merck Partnership for Giving NJ YMCA State Alliance Inc. Point Pleasant Borough Band Boosters Premier Disposal, Inc Princeton Supply Psychic Gallery Redco Engineering & Construction Corp. Rotary Club of Hillsborough Foundation Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Sky Cleaners Janitorial Services Somerset Medical Center Somerset Pulmonary/Critical Care SWIMAIR Technologies Team Capital Bank The Tyler Foundation Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine LLC United Way of Northern NJ Vernoia, Enterline & Brewer, CPA, LLC. Victor’s Air Conditioning Co, Inc. Voltaix *Company Match
GETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Andrea Thorne Chairwoman Joseph DelBuono Treasurer Morgan McLachlan Secretary Mary Beth Drake Randall Enterline Timothy Foley Joe Hanley Jeffrey Hockenbury Heidi Kelleher Jane Kobuta Matthew LaRoche Brendan Monahan Jesse P. Nash, Esq. Jay Perantoni Richard Reitman Robert Spitzer Steven Tarnoff Sekhar Vemparala Edward Whitney BOARD OF MANAGERS Alex Voitovich Chair, Hillsborough Heidi Kelleher Chair, Somerville STAFF David M. Carcieri Chief Executive Officer Johnathan White Branch Director, Bridgewater Valerie Giacopelli Vice President/Executive Director, Hillsborough Sarah Nathans Vice President/Executive Director, Somerville Bev McCarron Marketing & Communications Director
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