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Annual Fund

As of Friday, December 1
from 1,463 donors!

Making magic and changing lives ~ Every day of every year.

The Annual Fund supports the operating and financial aid budget for Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and helps fund day-to-day operations of the Camps and Berkshire Outdoor Center.

All gifts of any size are deeply appreciated ~ The Annual Fund "closes" December 31st

The Annual Fund provides funding annually for:

Financial Aid & Camperships
Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA awards in excess of $800,000 in camperships annually to deserving children and families. More than 20% of our community benefits from camperships 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 program expenses to ensure equipment and programs are kept current.

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

Since 2009, the Annual Fund has grown over 50%, and our donors to the Annual Fund has doubled to over 1,800. Every dollar raised by the Annual Fund to fund the above camp priorities represents a dollar not drawn from the endowment for the same purpose, and allows the endowment to thrive and grow so that we can change lives for good for years to come.

Making a Gift to Our
Annual Fund


For more information on how to make a gift to the Annual Fund contact John Anz, Director of the Annual Fund and Donor Engagement at (413) 623-8991.

The Fall Appeal ~ Help A Child Love Camp!

The 2017 Fall Annual Fund appeal is in the mail and arriving at people's doors now. Please join us before year's end with a heartfelt gift of love...the gift of camp! Our campers love camp, but not all families are able to afford camp for their children. That's where the Annual Fund comes in, providing more than $800,000 a year to support camperships and financial aid for our deserving families in need.

Please, join us with a gift of love this year, help a child fall in love with camp, and maybe change a life in the process.

Download and view the 2017 Annual Fund Fall Appeal here.