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the annual fund

The Annual Fund is the life-blood of the organization, supporting the ongoing financial aid, program and operating budgets for Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA, and funding day-to-day operations of the Camps and Berkshire Outdoor Center.

Whether a one-time annual donor, a participant in our new Candlelight Giving effort, or an Annual Fund Club or Leadership Giving Society member, your support is critical to the future of Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. Your gift is so deeply appreciated and will only be used to further the mission of the Camps and Berkshire Outdoor Center and benefitting all those whom we serve.

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In order to adequately fund the many critical initiatives that only the Annual Fund can provide for, the 2016 goals are:

$850,000 & 1,800 donors


Camperships & Financial Aid

Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA awards in excess of $800,000 in campership support annually to deserving children and families. More than 20% of our community benefits from campership support allowing us to ensure that the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA experience is accessible to all who wish to attend.

Programs & Supplies

As an augmentation of the operating budget, the Annual Fund provides for expenses necessary to ensure our programs are current and fun and equipment and supplies are plentiful, safe and reliable.

Facilities & Grounds

Remaining Annual Fund dollars keep our 1,400 acres the safe, secure and magical place it has always been.

Making Magic and Changing Lives ~ Every Day of Every Year!

Since 2009 the Annual Fund has nearly doubled its donor-base and increased its dollar support for our camps and programs by more than 50%.


Gifts by mail should be sent to:

Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA

748 Hamilton Road

Becket, MA 01223


Check's should be made payable to: Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA

© 2017 Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. All Rights Reserved.

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748 Hamilton Road, Becket, MA 01223
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