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Community Impact Report

     YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska


strengthening our impact

The Y: Strengthening our impact Bringing Positive Change to All Ages and Backgrounds

In Lincoln, countless people know the YMCA—but there’s so much more to the Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteering, from preschool to preventative health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies—we strengthen community. We’re a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities to make a difference—and what an eventful year it has been for the Y! In May, we opened our fifth membership facility, the Copple Family YMCA, named after longtime Y supporters, Ed and Mary Copple. Soon after our grand opening, we unveiled the facility’s outdoor pool—the third for our association—with a ribbon cutting in honor of Rebecca Lyn Hausmann. YMCA membership and program participation continue to be at an all-time high. In 2017, the YMCA of Lincoln served over 49,400 Y members and over 58,550 Y program participants, with 89% of these participants being youth. The Y continues to be a leader in teaching children how to be safe around water. Our new Safety Around Water program helps make sure that kids learn essential water-safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely. With a strong focus on Youth Development, the Y works directly with kids to build skills and confidence so that swimming is both fun and safe.


Additionally, the YMCA offers a lot of opportunities for children to be active and productive before and after school. Each program has something unique to offer these students as they continue to expand their interests and quest for knowledge. As our community continues to grow, we adapt to fill the growing need for our services. This year, we welcomed new partnerships with Wysong Elementary School and Moore Middle School which is adjacent to the new Copple Family YMCA. YMCA Camp Kitaki continues its streak of sold-out summer camp programs with 2018’s registrations already significantly out-pacing last year’s. And, YMCA Youth Sports has expanded to include even more healthy activities for children including the addition of a bowling clinic and league. We are thankful for the many valued partners, volunteers, donors and members whose commitment to our mission is so critical to our continuing success. All of these achievements would not be possible without you. Working together, we truly can strengthen our impact for a better us; for a better community.

Barbara A Bettin YMCA President/CEO

Don Hutchens Chair/Board of Directors

youth development

The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.

Summer Camp

Our facilities and programs enable us to become involved with people of all ages, helping to strengthen young people, families and communities. Underlying this are our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Youth sports

Helps youth increase their: • self-confidence • sense of belonging • social skills

• independence & leadership

Helps youth build: • an understanding of • wellness teamwork • decision-making skills • character • friendships development

“ No matter what you look or sound like, nothing’s ever Before/after school wrong with you. You’re always Helps youth achieve: welcome at Camp Kitaki.” • hobbies and • better grades interests not • a safe place to stay — New Year’s Live offered during the active and engaged school day    Campout Attendee


social Responsibility

The Y works to improve our community’s health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health. These programs and everything else the Y does are in service of making our communities stronger.

“ It is one of my favorite places to be. There is always a friendly face, and I always feel encouraged and supported.” — Fallbrook Y Member

The Fallbrook YMCA has become the social connection for many of the neighborhood’s active older adults. What started out as coffee and conversation following a water fit class, soon turned into friendships and weekly camaraderie. With welcoming arms, the group has grown to over 20 and their hearts are full in helping each other and their Y branch. From sharing stories of post-surgery recovery and milestones of their grandchildren, to tackling arthritis and actively participating in chronic disease prevention and Group Exercise classes, the group is not only supportive, but a vital aspect of the Fallbrook YMCA. In the summer of 2017, one of their dear friends passed away. In her honor, together with her husband, the group raised over $1,000 to help the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.


healthy living

We are committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives. With a mission centered on balance, we bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

“ Although I’m no longer fighting cancer, I’m aware of its effects and I’m doing everything I can to prevent its return. I have grown in many ways because of this class.” — LIVESTRONG®at the  YMCA participant

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Helps cancer survivors increase their: • physical activity • cardiovascular endurance • flexibility

• quality of life • social environment

Delay the disease Helps people with Parkinson’s Disease MANAGE: • motor symptoms • maintaining quality of life • independence

• ease of movement & range of motion • balance

Y-Lose It/Maintain IT Helps adults achieve: • realistic goals • positive motivation & accountability • camaraderie

• sustainable healthy lifestyle • increased energy & strength


Statistics COMMUNITY IMPACT As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, the Y’s cause is helping families and children. Through numerous volunteer hours, donation of services, and financial assistance towards membership and programming, the YMCA of Lincoln has given over $2.85 million back to the community in 2017. Members & Programs Served In 2017, the YMCA of Lincoln served over 49,400 Y members and over 58,550 Y program participants, with 89% of these participants being youth.

Financials Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2017, including the Lincoln YMCA Foundation

General Fund Income Statement for the Year Ended December 31, 2017



Cash & Securities





Other Current Assets




Pledges Receivable


Inter Branch


Fixed Assets (Net)


Total Assets

$ 37,262,026

Liabilities & Fund Balance Current Liabilities Deferred Revenue

Contributions Total Revenues

698,742 $ 16,760,214

Expenses Personnel $

649,972 1,078,508



Contract Services




Mortgages Payable




Fund Balance


Capital Costs


Inter Branch


Total Liabilities & Fund Balance



$ 37,262,026

Other Total Expenses

955,506 $ 16,760,214

Board of Directors Don Hutchens

Curt Hartter

Kelly Wieseler

Chris Lindner

Chief Volunteer Officer/Chair Second Vice Chair


Executive Committee

Stacy Brass

Lori Druse

Kent Endacott

Scott Wieskamp

First Vice Chair


Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Tom Appleget

Matt Frederick

John S. Olsson

Jake Strasheim

John Arrigo

Kaye Jesske

Randy Rankin

Bryan Sullivan

Kristine Dorn

Steve Lindgren

Tina Reeves

Chad Wiles

Megan Ehlers

Chuck Norris

Dave Shamblin

Locations Cooper YMCA

Northeast YMCA

Tammy Poe, Executive Director Peggy Bohrer, Committee Chair 6767 South 14th Street

Geoff Weller, Executive Director Amanda Miller, Committee Chair 2601 North 70th Street

Copple family ymca

YMCA Camp Kitaki

Chris Klingenberg, Executive Director Nancy Kraft, Committee Chair 8700 Yankee Woods Drive, Suite B

Jason Smith, Executive Director Joe Gourlay, Committee Chair 570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 210

Downtown YMCA

YMCA Youth Sports

Sharon Bredehoft, Executive Director Glen Moss, Committee Chair 1039 P Street

Todd Johnson, Executive Director Frosty Anderson, Committee Chair 570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 210

Fallbrook YMCA

YMCA of Lincoln Administrative Office

Aaron Farber, Executive Director Steve Christophersen, Committee Chair 700 Penrose Drive, Suite B

Barbara Bettin, President/Chief Executive Officer Don Hutchens, Board Chair/Chief Volunteer Officer 570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 210

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2017 Community Impact Report  

The YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska's 2017 Community Impact Report shares how the Y has changed our community for the better this year.

2017 Community Impact Report  

The YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska's 2017 Community Impact Report shares how the Y has changed our community for the better this year.