Why Give to the Y

At the Y, no one is turned away because of their inability to pay. That’s our promise to the community, and our Annual Giving Campaign makes it possible. The Annual Giving Campaign provides financial assistance to families and individuals in the form of Open Doors Scholarships. Open Doors members are able to build a strong sense of community at the YMCA while they participate in transformational opportunities like swim lessons, summer camp and Active Older Adult activities. 

No matter who you are or where you live, the Y is a place for anyone who needs us. From healthy living programs to safe spaces, we provide opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential. Spanning Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, we award over $1 million in financial assistance to people in need each year.

But we can’t do it without you. By donating to the Y, you can help us reach more people with our programs and services. Give today For A Better Us.

Support Our Youth

Your gift helps Caleb, a child who is learning critical safety around water skills and gaining confidence as he learns new strokes in the pool. 

Invest in Families

Your support empowers Christine, a single mother, to accomplish her wellness goals while providing a safe place for her children to learn, grow and play during her workouts. 

Empower Veterans

Your gift supports veterans like Steven, who was injured in combat and relies on the YMCA to stay strong. 

Need more information?

Sarah McLellan, Director of Development and Community Engagement


Legacy Giving

By joining the Heritage Club, you are leaving a lasting impact on your community through the YMCA. If you have included the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA in your estate plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and ensure we are prepared to carry out your wishes. Interested in this opportunity? You can contact Development Director Sarah McLellan at smclellan@rocabymca.org or 704.216.9622 to learn more and have your questions answered. 


Non-cash Gift Options

The Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA accepts gifts of stock, gifts in kind and other non-cash gift options. For our policies and/or to make a non-cash gift, please contact Development Director Sarah McLellan at smclellan@rocabymca.org or 704.216.9622.