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STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY

NEW CANAAN YMCA Enriching all people in spirit, mind, and body. . .

Annual Report 2009


STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY

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he New Canaan YMCA is committed to strengthening our community. The Y is a diverse organization of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We remain committed to promoting youth development and the 40 Developmental Assets through active collaborations with the Town of New Canaan, New Canaan Public Schools, and the Outback Teen Center. This past year, high school attendance at the Outback’s dances has grown to an average of 200 kids! The Y’s Special Needs Initiative—launched in 2009—continues to flourish and now serves nearly 200 kids, teens, and adults through specialized and mainstream recreational and social programming. The New Canaan YMCA is one of just a handful of Ys in the country to have a fulltime, dedicated Director of Special Needs Programming.

To help our members and the community meet their goals for healthy living, we continue to improve our facilities. In addition to the Y’s new Mind-Body Center, we made exciting equipment and facility updates to our Wellness Center this past year. Philanthropic support of the Y remains strong. The Y’s 13th annual golf outing at the Country Club of Fairfield, chaired by Chris Pohle and Rick Selvala, raised more than $65,000 to support the Y’s Special Needs Initiative. The 2009 All Kids Are Our Kids campaign, under the leadership of Susan Lovejoy and Paula Bruno, was very successful despite a difficult economic climate. And, through a wonderful new collaboration with the Kiwanis Club, the Y introduced Circus Vidbel, a new family fundraiser to support teen programs. We look forward to it becoming a tradition! We are entering our fourth year of partnering with Facing the Future, a nonprofit child development center serving the Kenyan Slum of Kibera.


SUPPORTING YOUTH: THE ALL KIDS ARE OUR KIDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

N In spite of economic uncertainty, the Y continues to maintain a steady fiscal position. In 2009, we awarded more than $270,000 in financial assistance for memberships and programs, up 13% from 2008. 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. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our primary goal. And it is one our Board and Staff are proud to work toward achieving. Yours in service,

Peter Skaperdas Board President

Craig Panzano Executive Director

ew Canaan resident Amy Farina was the 2009 recipient of the All Kids Are Our Kids College Scholarship. Supported by the Y’s annual campaign, the scholarship was established in 2007, and a one-time award of $5,000 is granted based on academic potential, as well as volunteer and work experience. Amy has been involved with the Y since moving to town in third grade and has been a program participant, volunteer, and staff member. She worked as a camp counselor at the Y’s Sports Camp, and taught Bouncing Bears and Gymnastics. “The YMCA has been like a second home for me,” says Amy. “Everyone knows me by name, and there is a real sense of community. The Y also provided me with my first job, teaching gymnastics. The Y has made such a huge impact on my life, and now it’s my job to make an impact on the kids who come to the Y.” Amy recently completed her freshman year at American University, where she is majoring in political science. With a strong interest in politics, Amy aspires to elected office. “I’d like to be a senator,” says Amy, “But my real ambition is to be president!”

DID YOU KNOW? We made it possible for 74 kids to have fun at summer camp who may not have had the chance to do, granting $70,200 in financial assistance.


FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Y empowers our youth by helping develop leadership qualities, selfesteem, and confidence, and I can attest to this, as I see my children thriving in the Y’s programs.

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and that the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for the quality of life. At the Y, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves. And that makes for confident kids today and contributing, engaged adults tomorrow. Whether it is through childcare, swim lessons, summer camp, sports, or recreational programs for the entire family, the Y’s unique approach is to emphasize character development and incorporate it into the skilllearning process.

-Peg Davidson, Annual Campaign

Volunteer

Rainbow Station has been a wonderful journey for our children and family as a whole. Never could we have asked for a more exceptional place for our children. My daughter’s confidence has grown, and she is so proud of her accomplishments. She has made some very special friends and is creating her own identity. -Nancy Capelle, Childcare parent

SUMMERS TO REMEMBER: 345 kids, on average, attended each session of Y summer camp. The Y offers camp programs for kids ages 3-13, and helps foster leadership skills through its Leader in Training and Counselor in Training programs for kids aged 12-15.


DID YOU KNOW? 62 kids learned their ABC’s, made friends, and built a foundation for healthy habits at the Y’s Nursery School.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MADNESS: Open to all in the community, regardless of membership status, our Middle School Madness program offers safe, supervised fun and special events to more than 100 5th-8th graders one Saturday night a month during the school year.

FAMILY, THE FOUNDATION OF COMMUNITY: The Y helps strengthen family relationships through its Y-Guide and Princess program, a father/ child program for kids in kindergarten through third grade and their fathers. We have one of the most vibrant programs in the region, with more than 500 participants.

Thank you so very much for the wonderful work you have been doing for children with special needs in our community. You have made an incredible difference for our kids!

DID YOU KNOW? 110 kids have moms and dads who can go to work knowing their children are safe, engaged, having fun, and learning new things every day in the Y’s full-day and after-school childcare programs.

-Parent email


FOR HEALTHY LIVING Improving our community’s health and well-being. The Y is a leading voice in our community on health and well-being. With a mission focused on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, and shared interests. As a result, 6,100 adults and 4,800 children each year are receiving the support, guidance, and resources they need to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body. In addition to our state-of-the-art wellness facilities, our members enjoy the camaraderie of classes in the pools, Group Exercise and Spinning centers, and our new MindBody Center. Nearly 1,800 teens enjoy safe, healthy after-

school recreation, and 2,100 families come together through our programs, facilities, and special events. No other organization serves such a broad cross-section of people of all ages, faiths, and abilities. The Y strengthens our community because we are the community.

The New Canaan Y is a great place to connect with friends and become part of the community—plus the trainers are always available to offer great tips (which I need)! My whole family enjoys the benefits of the Y, and we feel very fortunate to have such a great place here in town. -Kevin Cowser, New Canaan Ambulance

Corps Captain and YMCA Board Member

MY TIME: At the Y, people of all ages and abilities find the resources they need for a healthy lifestyle in a caring, affirming atmosphere.


FAMILY TIME: The Y brings families together to grow and have fun together. Family camp nights, our annual Halloween Party, and the International Festival are among the special events the we host each year.

BUILDING HEALTHY HABITS: Nearly 300 middle school students presently hold Y Fit Passes. These 1214 year olds have completed a 10-week training program, as well as practical and written tests. They can use the Y’s Wellness Center during special after-school student hours, or any time with their parents. Since its introduction several years ago, 500 teens have completed the program.

DID YOU KNOW? The Y offers rehabilitative programs for those living with such conditions as Arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, and other movement challenges. We’ve also entered into a collaborative partnership with Stamford Hospital to offer Phase IV cardiac rehab right here at the Y.

PRIME TIME: Adults over 50 are our fastest-growing membership segment. The Y helped 2,600 people in this age group stay well and make connections this past year. We’re also proud to host our annual Senior Health and Fitness Fair, stroke and blood pressure screenings, as well as hospitalsponsored lectures and workshops.


FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Y makes strengthening our community our cause. By partnering with and supporting other local organizations and agencies, we work together to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In the past year, we’re proud to have collaborated with these agencies: A Home AAU Basketball ABC House of New Canaan Abilis All Out For Autism American Diabetes Association Arts for Healing Boy Scouts of America Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Court Community Service Program Exchange Club of New Canaan Fairfield County Sports Commission Getabout of New Canaan Girl Scouts of America The Greens at Cannondale Horizons Kiwanis Club of New Canaan Lions Club of New Canaan National Charity League New Canaan Ambulance Corps New Canaan CARES New Canaan Chamber of Commerce New Canaan Early Childhood Directors Association New Canaan Football New Canaan Garden Center New Canaan Middle School Choices New Canaan Nature Center

New Canaan Police Department New Canaan Physical Therapy New Canaan Public Schools New Canaan Red Cross New Canaan Social Services Norwalk Hospital Nursing and Home Care Outback Teen Center Project Friendship Rotary Club of New Canaan Saint Aloysius School Saint Mark’s Nursery School Saxe Mentoring Program South Avenue Cottage St. Luke’s School Stamford Hospital Staying Put in New Canaan STAR Toys for Tots Voices of September 11 The Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County Waveny Care Center Young Women’s League of New Canaan Youth Adult Partnership Board

Is there anything the Y doesn’t do to support and encourage Developmental Assets in our community? You guys are awesome! -Tony Phillips, MSW Director of Youth Services, Town of New Canaan

New Canaan is lucky to have such a wonderful Y! You all do so much for the community, every day and so very quietly and without fanfare. I am proud to be a member of the Y! -Melanie Barnard


New Canaan YMCA

Collaborative Partners 2009 Focus on: The Y’s Special Needs Initiative. . .

Collaborating for our Community’s Kids The Y’s Special Needs Initiative (YSN) provides a

opportunities at the Y. We’ve also collaborated with Abilis to offer work experience programs, and this summer a young adult enjoyed working with our younger children at Camp Mini.

variety of specialized and mainstream recreational programs and opportunities to children and teens with special needs—and their families. Kids and teens enjoy our The Y’s Special Needs Initiative Arts for Healing is a also vital partner, traditional Y program offerings— takes an integrated approach in providing music and art therapy to the such as swimming, summer camp, teens in our Teen Scene program, as well program delivery, so that our and sports—or specialized as to school age kids at the Y’s Special efforts complement those of other programs designed with built-in Cares Camp. In addition, we are proud to organizations to help them better accommodations. have a long-standing relationship with serve their participants. STAR and the South Avenue Cottage, With nearly 200 participants offering our facilities to their clients for ranging in age from 2 to 21, we socialization and recreational opportunities. plan to broaden the scope of our offerings in the Fall of 2010 to include adults. The New Canaan YMCA is also one “The Y’s Special of the only Y’s in the country to have a fully dedicated Needs Initiative does special needs program director. not try to compete

This past year, the Y partnered with the New Canaan Public Schools, providing generalization programming for students with special needs in support of their IEP goals. New Canaan High School students with special needs also receive realTEEN SCENE: More than 20 teens life work and young post-grads enjoy informal recreation and social outings in the experience through community through this YSN program.

with other community organizations,” explained Marisa McBride, Director of Special Needs Programming. “We take an integrated approach in program delivery, so that our efforts complement those of other organizations to help them better serve their participants.”

HAPPY CAMPERS: Through Family Camp, kids with special needs, their siblings, and parents experience swimming, gym time, and fun social activities during winter and spring school breaks.


FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS! When you give to the New Canaan YMCA, your strengthen our community. As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood. $50,000+ Anonymous

$25,000-49,999 Anita and G. Thomas Hargrove Maria and Francisco Illarramendi Carol and Jean-Paul Valles

$10,000-24,999 Jennifer and James Forese Kathy and Peter Skaperdas Cynthia Stix Kathleen and Kenneth Tropin

$5,000-9,999 Laura and John Barker Dona Bissonette and Timothy Curt The Cioffi Family Linus Cooke Jane and Brian Hetherington The Jaffe Family Foundation The Arnold and Douglas Karp Families Ellen and Richard Knight Kay and Chris Linneman Evelyn and Marty McLaughlin

New Canaan Community Foundation Liza and Chris Pohle Jeff and Kathy Rold Dina and Kevin Rusch Susan and Eric Sheinberg Sue and David Squier Town of New Canaan United Way of New Canaan Mr. and Mrs. Christopher H. Willis

$2,500-4,999 Anonymous Kim and Garth Appelt Bank of Ireland Bank of New Canaan Chris Boehmcke The Carrabino Family Dina and James Connelly Exchange Club of New Canaan Dr. and Mrs. William Fessler Mark Fitzgibbon Harvest Volatility Management Jennifer and Denis LaPolice Susan and Stuart Lovejoy

DID YOU KNOW? In 2009, the Y awarded $108,000 in membership assistance to more than 250 individuals in financial need.

Simone and Andrew McEntire Jennifer and Jack Murphy The Musicco Family Heather and Robert Mylod The Orr Family William and Wendy Pratt Patricia and Ward Reighley Jennifer and Thomas Richardson The Sokolowski Family Kathryn and David Tohir Alicia and Bob Wyckoff The Zehner Family

$1,000-2,499 Ameriprise Financial AP Construction Company Melanie and Scott Barnard Judy and David Bentley Cecilia and Richard Canning Dionna and David Carlson The Church Family Citizens Bank Kathleen and Randy Corbet Laura and Craig Costigan Noreen DiRocco Beth and Tim Dwyer Fairfield County Sports Commission John M. Glover Agency


New Canaan YMCA

Donors 2009

YMCA LEADERS SOCIETY: ENDOWMENT SUPPORTERS Michael D. Allen and Family Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Anfindsen Patricia and George Benington Erica Bergmans Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bouloukos Susan and William Brock Pauline and Adrian Brody Sue and Reid Campbell The Church Family Kathleen and Randy Corbet Laura and Craig Costigan Kennon Jayne Sarah Kahn & Rick Routhier Holly and William Kennedy Brett and Mark Kristoff Eugenia and Robert Labbancz Lori and James Marcus Bo and Julie Marcus Maryam and Howard Newman Beth and Gregory Pepe Amy Reid Richard Sainburg Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schubert Susan and Eric Sheinberg Kathy and Peter Skaperdas Success Printing and Mailing Carol and Jean-Paul Valles Pam and Dixon Yee

Donors from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.

E. Clark Grimes Page and Jeffrey Growney Olga and Tom Haack Half Moon Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris Hilltop Foundation Clare and Chris Hughes IBM Corporation Carolyn and Tucker Jeffrey Judy and William Jennings Rita and David Kirby Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Kontulis Brett and Mark Kristoff William Lenihan Sharon and Brian Libman The Masi Company Tracy and Sean McManus Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Morgan Stanley Aimee and Douglas Mueller Kristin and Anthony Noto Judi and Craig Panzano Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program James G. Rogers Architects, PC Rucci, Burnham, Carta & Carello, LLP Tricia and Jack Ryan Diane and Spiros Segalas Helen and Daniel Sparks Eileen and James Thomas Triangle2 Partners Christine and David Wagner Cecilia and Darrell Wheeler

Whirlwind Diving Parents Association Lori and Stephen Wyckoff Clifton York

$500-999 Carolyn and Mark Alter Julie and James Amos Ginny and Keith Bachman Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Banfield, Jr. Lee Barnes James Bauman

LEARN, GROW, THRIVE: We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our Caimans Swim team nurtures potential and builds healthy habits among 318 children and teens.


Susan and Patrick Landers Eileen and Allan Linke Sandra and Joe Mahoney Eileen and John Margherio Bonnie McEneaney Kevin McLaughlin Eric Miller Judy & Joel Miller and Family Nancy and Alec Montgomery

LET’S WORK TOGETHER: Together, our donors help the Y offer programs like our nationally and internationally ranked Aquianas Synchronized swimming team, which builds self-esteem and healthy habits for 64 girls. The Betack Family Susan and William Brock Jack Casey Caxton Foundation Controlled Air Mark and Kristin Desautelle Douglas Dooley Christen and Calvin Farley Mindy and David Fishman Nancy Follis Scott Fuller GE Foundation Robin and Dick Gessinger Heather and Michael Goldberg Hazel and Michael Hobbs Susan and Timothy Jensen Eads Johnson III

Susan Morrow Photography Katherine and Kenneth F. Mountcastle New Canaan Old Timers Association New Canaan Sewing Group Octagon Audrey and Vincent Panzano Ruth Perry Susan Pfeifer Harriet Plavoukos Penny and Daniel Rashin Alain Robert Lucinda and Tom Sands Eileen and Dennis Schaney Jane and Mark Schoenholtz Akiko and Barry Silver

DID YOU KNOW? An average of 500 preschool and school-age children learned to be safe in and around the water through swim lessons at the Y. We also dedicate more than 16 hours of pool time each week for fun family swim time.

Hilary and Christopher Wittmann Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Ziesing

$499 and Under Anonymous (3) Joseph Adiletta Advanced Computer Technologies Stefanie and Bruce Anfindsen Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Anfindsen Robert Atchison Avon Foundation Michele and Robert Ayoub Thomas V. Ayoub and Christine D. Dombrowski Willie Bagley Bank of America Bank of America United Way Campaign Sarah and Bradley Barber Jennifer and Kevin Barry Carolyn and Frederic Becker Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bel Bruno Patricia and George Benington Erica Bergmans Linda and Eric Bernhard Mary Jane Berrien George Billings Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bilus Lisa and Jonathan Bitting Henry Blundin Ann and George Bodenheimer Parnell and Stephen Boeschenstein Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bond Gina Bradbury Pauline and Adrian Brody Ann and H. Haig Brown Kathleen and Joseph Bucci Genie and William Buttenwiser Joyce Butterfield Sally and Kim Campbell

Jackie Capra Mr. and Mrs. John Cavanaugh Davie Cedela Joan Cerniglia Jaclyn Cerretani Joann Cerretani Christine Chapin Dante Chicatell David Christie Mr. and Mrs. John Ciecimirski Brian Clark Renee and Bart Codd The Commender Family Martha and William Connolly Susan M. Cooper Carrie and John Corcoran Joanne and William Crane Dr. Horace Crary Susan and Robert Criuckshank Mary and Mark Cuoco Stephanie and Randy Dalia Danbury School Nurses Catherine Daubek Peg and Hoyt Davidson Laura and Dean Davis Mark Davis and Elisabeth Evans Susan and Mark DeFranco Michael DeLeonardis Wendy and Robert Dewey Amy and Nicholas DiCarlo Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Donnelly Susan and Michael Donnelly Rebecca and Ian Duplock Estelle Ellis Maria Emanuel Susan and Jeffrey Eng Suzanne England Alicia and Edward Eppler Julie and Jonathan Evans ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc. Anna and Saoud Farooqui Dr. and Mrs. Austin Feeney


DID YOU KNOW? The Y offers assistance to help single-parent and working families remain actively employed, awarding $57,800 in childcare scholarships to 26 kids.

Nancy and Andrew Kingman Kiwanis Club of New Canaan Elizabeth and Michael Klein Ginny and George Kops Debbie Kozar Jeanette and John Kuhns John Lacey Gunilla Lawrie Pam and Attila Libertiny Erika and Kevin Long Sandra Lowe Ida and Richard Lupinacci Cheryl Malecki Hilary and Hardy Manges Bo and Julie Marcus Lori and James Marcus Amanda and Don Martocchio Barbara Mason Carol Matousek Catherine Matsuyama Peter McAleer Mr. and Mrs. Philip McClain Sharon and Alan McClymonds The McCurdy Family Thomas McManus Barbara and Walter McNulty Kassie and David Means Suzanne and George Megrue Stacy and Stephen Mettler Carol and James Miccio

Kimberly and John Ferrara Mary Higgins & Family Mary and Frank Fetchet Diane Hobbs Theresa Finnegan Robin and Matthew Hoffman Anne Finneson Sharri Hoffman Darcy Fitzpatrick Sandy Hogan Lisa and Peter Fitzsimmons Brian Holland Lynne and Mark Florian Julie and Gary Holloway Mrs. Curry Ford Forbes Hopper Mike Frost Mr. and Mrs. Keith Housman Jennifer and Robert Gallois Cheryl and Thomas Hughey Joanne and Thomas Gerardi Jane and Peter Hunsinger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gillespie Sara and David Hunt David Goldrich Donald Hunziker Anthony Goldwyn and Jane Anda and John Hutchins Musky ITP Foundation Cynthia and Steve Gorey Kennon Jayne Tracey and Jeffrey Gould Wendy Jennings Julianne and Dan Grace Nicole and Ed Jezairian Lee Ana Greywacz Elsbeth Johnson Libba and Jeffrey Griffin Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Joyce Stefanie and Michael Grisé JP Morgan Chase & Co. Barbara and Glenn Gronseth Mary and Marvin Kabatznick Laurie and Ajay Gupta Sarah Kahn & Rick Routhier Raquel Guzman Arlene Kaufman Nancy and Darrin Haddad JoAnn and Peter Keller Jennifer and James Hall Jean and Hugh Halsell IT’S NOT JUST KID STUFF: The Y’s competitive Kelly and Terry Hanratty aquatic programs not only help more kids fulfill their Barbara Hapoienu Keri and Boyd Harden individual athletic potential: They also help pave the Joan Hayenga way for the college years. This past year, our Ainsley and Brendan Hayes graduating seniors went on to continue their sport Robert Hedlund on scholarships to such schools as Dartmouth, Tracey and Mark Hennessy Northwestern, Colgate, Cornell, Tufts, Emory, and Debora Herdic

Babson.

Christine and Peter Milano Margie and Lance Minor Stuart Minsky Kathy and George Moore Cindy and Keith Morris Linda Muscolino Kim and Barret Naylor Elaine and Kevin Neuner M.E. and Christopher O’Connor Ted O’Hanlan Claire and Richard O’Hare Lori and Janusz Ordover Shirley Ottenstein Sharon and Thomas Parrino Beth and Gregory Pepe Martha and Dennis Perry Catherine and James Peterson Betty and Eric Petschek Pfizer United Way Campaign Bridget and Ed Philipp Elizabeth Platt Tracy Potter Mary and Ronald Pressman Diane DiBella Michael Rafferty Gregory Raho Teri and Francis Reed


Marjorie and Paul Reinhardt Bitsy and Douglas Richardson Barbara and Roy Riggio Christopher Riley Christa and Gary Ring Kimberly Rojas Deborah and Charles Rose Vicki and Dudley Roski Jeanne Rozel Julie and George Russell Ellen and Richard Sainburg Lauren and Gerald Santoro Kara and Paul Santucci Kristen and Joseph Schlim Beth and Brian Schwartz Kristin and Rick Selvala Rona and Robert Siegel Janet and John Silk Rob Silvan Paul Simon and Edie Brickell Debbie and Douglas Simpson Carrie and Joseph Sindelar The Singer Family Mr. and Mrs. Elliott H. Sisson Joanne and James Slattery Sally Sluga Maria and David Smith Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Smith Diana and McKelden Smith Sunny Sohn Miriam and Steven Sosnick Alba and Stan Stanziale Aaron Stewart Andre Stewart Laurie and Charles Stine Kathleen and George Stone Wendy and Radford Stone Susan and Jonathan Stone Brennen and David Strine

Valerie and Harry Stryker Joanna and Gary Templeton Cynthia and Eric Thunem Virginia and James Tierney Anne and Jeff Trinklein The Tully Family Linda and Julian Twombly UBS James Ughetta United Way of Coastal Fairfield County United Way of Eastern Fairfield County United Way of New York City Kate and Stuart Upson Venture Greenwich Studios Nicole and Albert Vink Susan and Roger Vogel Mr. and Mrs. William Walbert Jeb Walker Suzanne Wall Julie Warburg Catherine Warlich Washinton Mutual Employee Giving Program Keelin and Adam Weiss Angela Whitney Jocelyn and Peter Wietfeldt Kevin Wilder Lisa and Mark Wolff Pam and Dixon Yee

Donors from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. If we have made an error in our listing, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Office at (203) 966-4528, ext. 142.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY A WORLD AWAY: THE KIBERA PROJECT

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he New Canaan YMCA’s commitment to social responsibility extends far beyond the borders of our immediate community. In 2007, we entered into a partnership with Facing the Future, a child development center serving 100 young children in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. In Kibera, nearly one million people live in an area the size of Central Park without clean water, electricity, sanitation, adequate food, or medical facilities. 70% of the population is under the age of 14, and many children are orphaned or live in single-parent households due to the AIDS/HIV epidemic. We are proud to sponsor Facing the Future’s feeding program, where $200 can feed a child for an entire year. Many of these kids receive their only daily meal while in the Center’s care. Says Simeon Ajigo, Facing the Future’s Executive Director, “Slum kids in Kibera stare at the face of hunger and despair as the country’s ability to feed the population grows hopelessly low. Our children depend entirely upon us to see another day, and our feeding intervention now turns out to be a life-saving measure. Anyone from the New Canaan Y who has ever contributed toward the support of these kids should be encouraged that their efforts have saved a precious life.”


THE NEW CANAAN COMMUNITY YMCA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION: DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 2009

2008

$ 1,390, 505 107,905 18,453 64,171 12,010,176 595,000 $14,186,210

$ 1,823,537 107,487 6,626 44,419 11,699,350 595,000 $14,276,419

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$

ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Land, building, and equipment Investment in real estate Total Assets

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES

Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred membership fees Notes payable Total Liabilities

265,055 767,636 2,817,498 3,850,189

309,816 717,386 3,381,394 4,408,596

NET ASSETS

Design by Susan Cossette Eng ©2010

Unrestricted: Designated for endowment Designated for real estate Designated for capital reserve Undesignated Total unrestricted Temporarily restricted

107,905 595,000 742,848 8,559,045 10,004,798 331,223

107, 487 595,000 — 8,916,389 9,618,876 248,947

Total Net Assets

10,336,021

9,867,823

$14,186,210

$14,276,419

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS


New Canaan Community YMCA 564 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 www.newcanaanymca.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Peter Skaperdas, President Laura Barker, Kevin Cowser, Jennifer Forese, Scott Fuller, P. Richard Gessinger, Boyd Harden, Tom Hargrove, Chris Hughes, Arnold Karp, David Kirby, Susan Lovejoy, Marty McLaughlin, Tom Osterndorf, Chris Pohle, Jeff Rold, George Russell, Kristin Selvala, Hunter Smith, Stan Sokolowski, David Squier, Christine Wagner BOARD OF TRUSTEES Judy Bentley, Sherri Kielland, Chuck Kontulis, Joseph Merrill, H. Ward Reighley, Peter Ziesing Executive Director, Craig Panzano Financial Development & Marketing Director, Susan Cossette Eng


New Canaan YMCA Annual Report 2009