Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

Impact Report 2016

Impact Highlights

Letter From Leadership

Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 2016 IMPACT Report. We want to communicate the living, growing and ever changing nature of our impact. This technology allows us to share so much more about the depth and breadth our work. Please take the time to explore the many links that provide opportunities to learn more, read more and perhaps even do more as you follow the paths through our report. As you explore, you will soon see that impact does not know a boundary based on the calendar year, rather each of our 2016 successes morph into the foundation of 2017. Our goal is sustainability and growth, so that an ever-increasing number of community members will benefit from YMCA programs and experiences.

Our three pillars, Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility are inextricably intertwined in our cause driven work. In 2016, we ensured that 3,462 children were safely cared for and provided with emotional and academic enrichment in our Early Childhood Learning Centers and After-school programs. More than 3,660 kids learned new skills, gained a sense of independence and developed friendships through our array of summer camp experiences. Some 265 teens and adults with health challenges were prescribed a 12 week free Y-First membership by their doctors in order to get healthier. At our branches 331 children learned water safety through our free Safety Around Water program. Over 2,200 adults signed a personal pledge to keep children safe during the inaugural Child Safety Week activities at our 6 branches.

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After a year of strategic program development, 2016 laid the foundation for the future. The year included: the launch of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a free 12 week program for cancer survivors; a focus on safety, families and teens with the incorporation of Raptor, Family First programming and an expanded Middle School Initiative; a more global recognition of our role in the community as a center for welcoming through our Diversity and Inclusion Quality team and recognition by USA as the 67th Global Center of Excellence; and an outwardly facing commitment to expanding volunteer service in all of our branches through TOGETHERHOOD.

Our goal remains to serve more of the community than ever before. In 2015 we commissioned a long-range usage study of are physical footprint and current facilities. The question posed was: How do we best invest in our YMCA Branches in order to better serve our members? A long-range facilities masterplan was developed based on the study. The plan’s first project, a $3.8 million gymnasium addition and facility renovation at the Sussex County YMCA, took shape in 2016.

Visit any of our six branches and you’ll see how, day in and day out, we impact lives, from the second a child smiles at recognizing her Y caretaker, to a senior with dementia recalling a happy memory in a Rockin’ & Reminiscing class. Lasting personal and social change can only happen when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We are not alone in recognizing the strength of the Metro Y. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, awarded the Metro Y its top rating for a sixth straight year for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 5 percent of charities nationwide have achieved that standing.

Thank you for being part of the Metro Y. Together, our successes ripple through the communities we serve and make them stronger.

Board of Directors

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Board of Directors provides governance, policy direction, and fund-raising support for the entire Association. The visionary leadership of these volunteers helps us provide extraordinary youth development, and healthy living experiences and so much more throughout our service area.

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges - Board of Directors

Valerie Ablaza, MD, Harry Atlas, Kenneth Bagner, Lisa Brady, Jarrod C. Cofrancesco, Giles Colwell, Robert Harrigan, Paul A. Gomperz, Alease Griffith, Ed.D., James Griffin, Lori Patrick Hager, Kenneth D. King, Ed.D., W. Joshua Levering, Sabrina McGirt, Del McLennon, James Moss, Joan Parlin, Daren J. Phil, Matthew Rosenthal, William Ruhl, Gustav A. Schmidt, Peter Schofel, Alex Serrano, CPA, Michael Turgeon, Marlene Waldock

Financial Responsibility

Contributions / Grants $3,441,524
Membership $5,165,093
Program $22,668,602
Other $1,264,618
TOTAL REVENUE $32,539,837
Program Services $28,493,783
Supporting Services $2,716,583
TOTAL EXPENSES $31,210,366

2016 audited financial statements examined by R.A. Fredericks & Company, LLP.

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Member Reviews


Thank you for letting us share a bit about the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges. Hopefully you learned something new about how our YMCA strives to provide for the ever changing needs of the communities we serve. We could not serve without so many wonderful members, donors, partners and community supporters. We hope you will take this opportunity to:

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Impact Report 2016
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