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It’s a Sunny 2015 for New York Nonprofits

New York-area fundraising professionals see a strong giving environment—and larger staffs to take advantage of it.YMCA of Greater New York's senior vice president and chief development officer Gary Laermer pointed to recent fundraising achievements at the YMCA, whose total operating budget last year was $160 million, up 9% from 2013. Read more…

Former Jets QB Gives Keynote at YMCA Counseling Service Brunch

The YMCA Counseling Service, an outpatient program that provides prevention and treatment services for people struggling with chemical dependence, held its annual fundraising brunch Sunday in the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. Former New York Jets quarterback Ray Lucas, a recovering prescription pill addict whose drug abuse started after a football injury, was the keynote speaker at the event. Read more…

NYC Chef Marcus Samuelsson Motivates 175 YMCA Kids at Citi Kids Event

Citi ‘cooked up’ the first Citi Kids event of the season with Harlem restaurateur and chef Marcus Samuelsson on May 21 at Citi Field. Citi hosted 175 kids from various branches of New York City’s YMCA in the Citi Auditorium for a motivational program with SNY anchor Michelle Yu, Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars and Samuelsson. To top it all off, the New York City’s YMCA kids then enjoyed watching the Mets defeat the Cardinals in a matinee matchup. Read more…

Our First Summer with New York YMCA Camp

The YMCA summer camps offer both day and sleepaway camps. All camp activities are progressive and designed to allow each child to see the growth of skills they learn in a fun and safe environment. Younger campers are led through adventurous and fun activities, while older campers have a choice in their activities throughout the day.The Y also offers Family camp for all ages. Read more…

Citi Kids

Participants from the Jamacia Y's Citi Kids Program gathered for the first event of the year. Marcus Samuelsson spoke to the kids before taking them to enjoy a Mets game. In its seventh year, Citi Kids is a motivational and educational based initiative for kids in NYC developed by Citi with the New York Mets and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Read more…