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A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERS Dear YMCA Friends, In 2019, our bold vision for the future took one step closer when we completed the acquisition of 8 North Turnpike Road, better known as our West Side YMCA. This momentous task, following a three year legal battle with the owner, secured our commitment and numerous opportunities to serve the west side of Wallingford as part of our Healthy Communities Capital Campaign. This development is just one of our many ways we continue to focus on strategic priorities that are critical to our community.

Our pledge to the YMCA membership and community is to “commit to building greater impact on the overall well-being of the community by seeking collaboration, inspiring trust and strengthening awareness to foster support and sustainability of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility”. Through our vast program and service offerings we were able to serve 11,434 people this past year. These members and program participants were able to create healthier lifestyles and build positive friendships through their engagement with the YMCA. Our youth development programs also continue to expand as hundreds of children grew more confident and connected through their experiences in our YMCA programs. Our staff continue to strive to be positive role models to our youth. As role models, they can help build character through our programs and combat the growing epidemics of youth obesity, social isolation, anxiety, and depression. Finally, we would like to thank our many donors: without you, none of this would be possible. With giving hearts comes opportunity and we have been blessed with the ability to fulfill our vision of “never turning anyone away with the inability to pay”. Your annual and capital support have given us many opportunities now and for many years to come. Thank you all for your support in 2019 as we move forward focusing on community needs and impact for the Greater Wallingford community. Be well,

Sean Doherty Executive Director

Joshua Wyatt YMCA Board Chair

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT OUR MISSION As a charitable organization, our mission is to strengthen the foundation of the community through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We aim to be an effective resource and influential community partner by building meaningful, caring relationships and promoting healthy, productive lifestyles for generations.

OUR GOALS Here in our greater Wallingford community, we’ve been committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities for 75 years and are determined to keep doing it for at least 75 more. Everyday, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, background, or income, feels welcome and has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive here at the Wallingford Family YMCA. We’re committed to having a greater impact on the overall well-being of the community by seeking collaboration, inspiring trust and heightening awareness to foster support & sustain youth development, healthy living and social responsibility here Wallingford.

OUR CORE VALUES Our core values drive everything our staff & volunteers do to live out our mission and make a meaningful and long lasting impact in our greater Wallingford community. By holding ourselves accountable to build character around our core values, we build healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL.

CARING We demonstrate sincere concern for others, their needs and well-being.

RESPECT We treat others as we would want to be treated and value the worth of every person

HONESTY We tell the truth and demonstrate reliability & trustworthiness.

RESPONSIBILITY We do what is right and are accountable for our choices & actions



All kids deserve an opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. We believe in the potential of youth and teens and see every interaction as an opportunity for learning and youth development, grounded in our YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.

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Through our early child care at The Learning Community at Choate Rosemary Hall, we provide experiences to help entire family units cope, grow, communicate and care for each other. We maintain and strengthen what starts at home, giving all families the support they need to succeed. Our School Age Growth & Enrichment (SAGE) program is located in all 8 elementary schools and offers safe, fun and engaging care before & after school. Enrichment & Leadership for Middle School (ELMS) provides after school activities and educational enrichment for students from both Wallingford middle schools. Swimming is a life skill and youth swim lessons help children build confidence by floating, putting their faces in the water, kicking, learning arm strokes and more. To increase water safety across Wallingford, every April we hold Safety Around Water Week to help kids learn skills to be safe around water. Children thrive in our youth sports programs, as they learn confidence and teamwork. From Munchkin Soccer to Ballet, there is something at the YMCA to get every kid active, no matter what their interest. Camp Ulbrich had its most successful year yet, with a record number of kids making friends, having fun and experiencing the adventure of a lifetime at camp. With arts & crafts, swim lessons, all-camp competitions and more, Camp Ulbrich always offers campers the opportunity to meet & overcome new exciting challenges. In Upward Bound, students in grades 4-9 grow & develop in a constructive environment with positive role models. Youth are challenged to reach past their limitations with decision-making opportunities, recreational activities, and positive self-expression. In doing so, our hope is that they will grow & learn about themselves in a multitude of aspects in their lives, becoming better equipped with the life skills needed when faced with everyday challenges. The goal of the Upward Bound program is to create an atmosphere where kids feel safe, valued and free to express themselves.


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We help individuals & families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind & body in their daily lives. We provide programs & activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health, for kids, adults, seniors and families. These programs and everything else the Y does are in service of building a stronger, healthier Wallingford every day.

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Health is more than getting your heart rate up - it’s about building community while you do it. The Y is a place to make friends, network and more. With brand new, state of the art equipment at both branches, we offer personal training, nutritional counseling and a mix of 100+ group exercise classes to suit the needs and fitness levels of everyone in Wallingford. Annual events, such as Scuba Santa and the Easter Egg-stravaganza, give parents & children much needed free family time to bring them closer. LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity & well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. It offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Fit-to-Go is our response to the growing youth obesity crisis. Elementary & middle school youth learn about healthy living & nutrition, developed a focused & realistic workout program they could stick with, had tons of fun doing healthy activities, made new friends and felt better about themselves. With Race 4 Chase, we provide kids with a safe, healthy non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. They get expert instruction in swimming, cycling, running, strength training and flexibility, and also learn the fundamentals of good nutrition, under the supportive guidance of coaches. Race 4 Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential. It brings together kids from all different backgrounds and educates them on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, coaches them to develop a foundation of athletic skills, and inspires them to aim high in sports and in life.


cancer survivors achieved their health goals with LiveSTRONG at the YMCA


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different types of fitness classes at both of our branches



We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. The Y responds to Wallingford’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions to help those in need to reach their full potential. We are also committed to inspiring a spirit of service by uniting individuals from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change.


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Everything we do at the Y does is in service to make ourselves and our community better. From athletics, to education, health services and safe spaces, we fill the gaps where society falls short because we believe everyone deserves the chance to thrive. In 2017, we launched our Togetherhood community service program that brings together people from all backgrounds to strengthen the spirit of community in Wallingford. Through our Community Support Campaign, we continue to raise funds for our Membership for All financial assistance program that ensures our doors are open to all to who need us the most. We are proud of our heritage and commitment to make our character-building, family-enriching programs available to everyone in our community. Annually, we receive support from hundreds of members, community leaders and businesses who believe in our purpose. Through Membership for All, these funds are distributed on a sliding scale to those with a documented need in our community. Our goal is to never turn anyone away because of an inability to pay. With the Community Health Alliance, we help advocate & promote healthy living to improve the overall quality of life for Wallingford. We strive to enhance the importance of a healthy lifestyle, build relationships by focusing on the leading health issues facing this country, strengthen the capacity for coalition building and increase the community's ability to promote policy & environmental changes that encourage healthy living. Through our free programs like LiveSTRONG at the Y, Fit to Go, Upward Bound, Safety Around Water Week, and Race 4 Chase, in addition to a variety of free workshops & more, we address the needs of the Wallingford community.


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in indirect assistance in resources, facility use, volunteer hours & more




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Safety Around Water Week






Child Care & Program Assistance





$31,455 Fit to Go


Membership for All


Upward Bound

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS As a charitable organization, we receive support from our community through: GIFTS Contributions United Way Foundation Grants Capital Campaign

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Grants, Vouchers & Contracts


$203,201 $28,205 $42,000 $98,181 $147,946

Value of Volunteer Support




GIVING BACK We give back to strengthen our community through: DIRECT & INDIRECT ASSISTANCE Membership Child Care Youth Sports & Aquatics Day Camping Youth Obesity & Teen Outreach Cancer Survivor Programs


$89,756 $95,205 $3,687 $27,751 $83,247 $21,069

Facility Use by Other Groups Community Outreach

$97,500 $66,250



COMMUNITY PARNERS We are grateful to our community partners who have made it possible for us to expand our mission and outreach to Greater Wallingford ACES American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benhaven Boy Scouts of America Charity Recycling Choate Rosemary Hall CMAK Foundation Coalition for a Better Wallingford Community Foundation of Greater New Haven Connecticut Alliance of YMCA's Cuno Foundation Ferguson & McGuire Insurance Gaylord Hospital Girl Scouts of America High Roads Transition Institute ION Bank Foundation Kiwanis Club of Wallingford Liberty Bank LiveSTRONG Foundation Masonicare Masters Manna Food Bank Mayors Substance Abuse Council Midstate Medical Center Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Quinnipiac University

Rushford Center Inc. Salvation Army South Central CT Spanish Community of Wallingford Springfield College School of Social Work State of CT - Department of Social Services State of CT - Department of Children & Family Services State of CT - Office of Early Childcare Tagliatela Family Foundation Town of Wallingford Board of Education Town of Wallingford Fire Department Town of Wallingford Health Department Town of Wallingford Parks & Recreation Town of Wallingford Police Department Town of Wallingford Youth & Social Services Ulbrich Boys and Girls Club Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals United Way of Meriden/Wallingford USA Swimming Wallingford Public Library Wallingford Rotary Club Wallingford Senior Center Walmart Webster Bank Wells Fargo Foundation WPAA-TV YMCA of the USA YMCA Professional Network

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SUPPORTERS Timothy Adams Advanced Protection LLC Air Temp Mechanical Services LLC Cassandra Allen Lynn E Allen Allnex America's Charities Richard Anderson Catrina Aniballi-O'Hurley Anonymous Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Donna Arbas Amanda Arcand Jane Arisco John Arrigoni Marisol Auli David Avenia B. C. Bailey Funeral Home Bankwell Melanie Barbieri Mohasweta Barik Kyle Barry Batista Companies Dunkin' David Batty Sarah Baxter Raymond Bednarz Jessica Bella Emmalea Bellemare Douglas Benham Laura Bertekap Frank Best Nobu K Bevins Erin Bickelhaupt Catherine Billups Thomas Billups Alicia Bingle Patricia Bissonnette William Blair Eileen Bly Paul Body Robert Borruso

Krista Borsari Daniel Bourgault Christina Bracone Dean Brenner Patty Brooks Henna Brown Jessica Budd Christine Burnett BYK-Chemie Cafe Ra Calcagni Real Estate Camp Ulbrich Lori Carbone Carbutti Real Estate Donald Carso Jill Casertano Dorothy Celata Alida Cella The Center for Foot & Ankle Surgery Olivia Chamberland Daniel Champagne Samuel Chaney Charity Recycling Robert Charles Dawn Cianci Dorothy Clark Noreen Clark Erica Colavolpe Tracy Colberg Comcast Theresa Conelias Connecticut Custom Aquatics LLC Edward Connelly Connex Credit Union William Cox Matthew Coyle The Crate Escape Julie Crouse Cassandra Cruz Maureen Cruz Nicole Cruz

Linsey Curran Linda Curtis Louis Czerwinski Marc D'Amato Frances D'Amico Marilyn D'Andrea William K Daniel Sally Darrow Theresa Davies Mark Davis Ralph DeMusis Lynne DePaulo Design House Interiors Kaitlin Devaney Glen Dickinson Alex Diez Arleen DiFrancesco Roberta DiNicola Cory J Dionne Pamela DiPasquale Diversified Building Services The Doherty Family Ann Dombroski James C Dow DMD Family Dentistry Ellen Downes John Drescher Phyllis Drescher Dunkin' Donuts of Wallingford, CT Tara Durant Barbara Durkin Nancy Early East Shore Mortgage Service Robin Esposito Toni Esposito RoseAnn Fasano Ferguson & McGuire Regina Ferreira Eleanor Finoia Fish Window Cleaning Norman Fishbein Curtis G Fisher

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Angela Flygh Deborah (Jamie) Foley Grethen Foltz Vincent Franzik Joyce Fretts Friends Fiduciary Corporation Robert Fritz Deborah Furtado Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers G & G Beverage Distributors Rosalind Gallagher Samantha Gallo MaryLou Galushko Martin Gannon Melanie Gargamelli Eric Gatemen Norman Gaudet Gaylord Hospital Christine Geraci Dawn Geremia Omar Ghannam William Gibson Robert Gladney Leslie Glazewski Thomas Grace Karen Grava Greta Gribkoff Gerald Griffin Courtney Grimm Jeanette Gross Harriman Real Estate LLC Donald L Harris Jessica Harris Glenn E Hartsoe Paige Haviland Harry Himmestein Jessica Hodum Christine Homestead Makayla Hone LaToya Howard Bob Huebner Donald Huelsman Mark Iannantuoni Noreen Iannone Howard Inglis

ION Bank Foundation Ivyrehab Wallingford LLC Megan Jackson Renee Janes Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Robert Jensen Katharine Jewett Jonal Laboratories Jennifer Jurnack Jillian Kalinchak Joseph Kanell Christina Keating Wendi Kemp Donald Scott Kenerson Christopher Kingston John Kingston Zachary Kirschenmann Richard Klimas Christian Knauff Knights of Columbus Pinta Council 7 Edwin Kolodziej Jr William Kostandin John J Kovacs Ted Kowalski Nicole Kruse Elaine Lacomb Laura LaFrancois Eva Lamothe Maria LaRocco Deborah Lawrie Elizabeth Laydon The Learning Community Elizabeth Leigh George Lemieux Lemieux & Associates Leslie's Poolmart Life Fitness Sharon Lind Maria Lindsay Linda Lohfink-Schlitter Rey Lumpkin Mary Luther Faith MacDonald Cheryl Macri John Magnesi

Rebecca Malanga Peter J Malia Kimberly Mangini Priscilla Manino-Upchurch Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Kimlyn Marshall Masonicare Tammi Mastroianni Matrix Fitness Erin Matthews Jerry Maust Jennifer Lynn McIntyre Sean McMahon Sheryl McNamee Robert McNeil Kathleen McNulty Michelle McNulty Richard Mead Stephen Messina The Michalowski Agency Middlesex Dermatology LLC Midstate Medical Center David Miller James Miller Stephen Miller Leamon Moore Catherine Moran Gina Morgenstein Peter Morris Laura Morrison Beverly Morse Juliann Murphy James H Napier Foundation Fred Nellums Marc Nemeth New England Property & Casualty Robert Newton Newtown Savings Bank North Italian Home Club Sarah Notarangelo Joanne Nottingham Chloe Noyes Nucor Steel CT Sarah Obremski Margaret O'Connor

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OdysseyRE Foundation Shannon Oneto Arlene O'Tell Ethan Pabon Alyssa Pallatto Dayna Pantano Danielle Parent Hasu Patel Suresh C Patel Peach Printing Solutions Devon Pelle Linda Pello John Peters Joyce Petrella Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Vahn Phanthavong Phonetel Porsche/Audi of Wallingford Porter Financial Strategies Cameron Potter Kathleen Powell Theodore Prema Stephen Projansky Verna Properties Deirdre Purdy Quinnipiac University Jeanne Raccio Robert Read Nicole Redos Celia Reilly William Revill James Riccitelli Kate Richardson Ringler Associates Conn-York Bryan Rivard Edward Rizzo Rich Rizzo Tom Roberts Robinson and Cole Daniel Roche Maria Rodrigues McBride Charlene Rohloff Mary Beth Rolan Richard Romao Thomas Romatzick

Greig Rosano Lynn Rosenblatt Rotary Club of Wallingford Jorge Ruisanchez Joena Russell Janet Sabo Ethan Saez SAGE at Cook Hill School SAGE at Highland School SAGE at Mary G Fritz School SAGE at Moses Y Beach School SAGE at Parker Farms School SAGE at Pond Hill School SAGE at Rock Hill School SAGE at Stevens School Faisal Saleh Richard Sancoucy Jose Sanguano Michael Santacroce Louis Savenelli Maria Savio Heather Savoyski Jacqueline Schlosser Allison Scott Bonnie Server Sheehy Plumbing & Heating LLC Catherine Sieff Linda Siegler Carol Sielaff John Simons Anthony Sirna The Sisters' Project Eric Skinner Jeanne Skinner Eric Soderman Eva Solis Immacolata Solnik Sonic of CT Francis Sperl Vince Spiars Star Auto Sales Christine Stark Veronica Summo Jimmy Sunassee Denise Suraci

Jennifer Sutera Michelle M Sweeney Tagliatela Family Foundation Thomas Talbot Alec Theis Paul Thomas Thurston Foods Xiomara Torres Pavel Trastsianka Travelers Community Connections Rhonda Tripodina Truist Kyle Turner JoAnn Tutino Frederick Ulbrich Ulbrich Stainless Steel Noah Vanacore Laurajean Vaughn Sonia Vega Alexander Velez Colleen Villano Belinda Villarreal Andrew Viola Scott Vollono Yasmin Von Schirnding Wadsworth Family Foundation Wallingford Dolphins Wallingford Funeral Home Walmart Emily Walter Brayden Wang Webster Bank Evelyn Wedge White Way Laundry Andrew Whitehouse Amity Wilson Kevin Wise Robert Wisniewski Paul Witik Susan Wnek Karen Wood Larry Wood Joshua Wyatt & Brie Lowenstein Derek Yach YMCA of the USA

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CAPTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATES As we plan for the Y’s future, we have remained focused on what will best serve our community for generations to come. Here’s what we have done this year, and what the future may bring for the Wallingford Family YMCA.



 Secure Permanent Location  West Side Men's Sauna

 Replace Playscape  Lap Pool & Teaching Pool Lighting





 Aquatic Center Addition ­ 8 Lane Lap Pool ­ Warm Water/Family Pool ­ Locker Rooms

 Lap Pool Renovations ­ Replace glass block ­ Roof Replacement ­ HVAC Replacement ­ Replace Pool Chemical Management

 Renovation of Existing Interior *Pending secured funding


­ Install Pool Climbing Wall  Renovations and Expansion ­ Family Gym Addition ­ Adventure Center Addition ­ Wellness Center Expansion ­ Locker Room Upgrades ­ Elevator & Accessibility Additions ­ Parking Lot Expansion

FINANCIAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2019 (Audited) PUBLIC SUPPORT REVENUE Child Care Fees Membership Dues Youth Camp & Program Fees Contributed Income Special Events United Way Miscellaneous Investment Income Sales of Supplies & Services

$1,816,332 $1,551,701 $890,084 $258,156 $65,198 $28,205 $122,162 $2,228 $22,145

Financial Assistance Discounts

($87,965) ($57,732)

Total Revenue


OPERATING EXPENSES Employee Compensation & Benefits Professional Services & Office Expenses Occupancy & Equipment Publicity Insurance National YMCA Dues Training, Travel & Meeting Expenses Financing & Leasing Costs

$2,683,880 $653,854 $342,510 $41,914 $113,708 $72,167 $58,129 $264,161

Total Expenses


Depreciation Change in Net Assets

$150,484 $229,706



Sean Doherty Executive Director


MANAGEMENT STAFF Amber Albe, Aquatics Coordinator & Swim Team Coach Cassandra Allen, Marketing & Outreach Director Denise Bowen, Wellness Coordinator Vicki-Lynn Greco, Member Services Coordinator Chris Kingston, Chief Finance Officer Colleen Makepeace, Child Watch Coordinator Tammi Mastroianni, Membership & Child Care Billing Coordinator Rob Newton, Youth & Camp Coordinator Margaret O’Connor, Aquatics Director Maryann Rizzo, Human Resources Director Eric Skinner, Youth & Family Development Director Emily Walter, Childcare Services Director

Joseph Franke Vice Chairman

Rob Baltramaitis Secretary Courtney Grimm Treasurer DIRECTORS Thomas Awdziewicz Lt. Michael Colavolpe Roney Eford Norman Gaudet David Juliano Joseph Kanell Brian Obremski Mary Beth Rolan Samuel Sargeant Bonnie Server Craig Zettergren

East Side Branch 81 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492 203.269.4497

West Side Branch 8 North Turnpike Road Wallingford, CT 06492 203.269.4497

YMCA Learning Community Choate Rosemary Hall 333 Christian Street Wallingford, CT 06492 203.697.2723 Masonicare 22 Masonic Ave Wallingford, CT 06492 203.269.4497 x401

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2019 Annual Report  

2019 Annual Report  


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