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November 19, 2018

Donors Make An Impact!

Our End of Year Impact Report to donors is now available. Some highlights:More than 300 campaigners came out in support of our Y at our Annual Campaign kickoff event in March, helping us exceed our campaign goal of $450,000!Over 200 campers across our Y benefited from over $44,000 in scholarship assistance.140 golfers raise ...more

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October 29, 2018

Making it Easier for Parents to Vote

Today the YMCA of Greater Syracuse announced that it will host free child care services on Election Day, providing busy parents and caregivers the opportunity to make it easier to get to the polls on November 6. Taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers; the Y is committed to doing its part ...more

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September 12, 2018

Darnell Hayes Named Eastern District VP

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has announced the hiring of Darnell Hayes as the Eastern District Vice President for the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Hayes will be responsible for the leadership of the Y’s East Area Operations, which includes the Hal Welsh East Area and Manlius YMCAs, as well as Camp Iroquois.Hayes comes to Syracus ...more

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July 19, 2018

2018 Tennis Tournament Raises Support

2018 YMCA Charity Tennis Tournament Raises Support For Children and Families In NeedThe YMCA’s Charity Tennis Tournament took place on July 13-15, raising support for children and families in need to access the programs services of the Y. The tournament featured men's, women's, junior’s, and mixed doubles on the Manliu ...more

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June 22, 2018

Race Weekend Supports Cancer Survivors

The 39th Annual YMCA Sprint Triathlon at Green Lakes was held on June 9th and 8k Trail Race on Sunday, June 10th. Hundreds of participants, including new and seasoned athletes, in addition to cancer survivors of all ages, swam, biked and ran their way through the park to support the YMCA.For the first time in the history of ...more

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June 06, 2018

Paving Information

We are undertaking a number of important paving projects around our association in order to serve our members better. Please see below for information regarding projects at your local branch. North Area Family YMCA in LiverpoolThe North Area Family YMCA is well under parking lot construction. The addition of gutters fo ...more

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June 06, 2018

Over $35,000 Raised in Golf Tournament

SYRACUSE, NY, (JUNE 6, 2018) – The YMCA of Greater Syracuse raised over $35,000 in support at their 21st Annual Golf Tournament, held on Monday, June 4th at Bellevue Country Club. 140 golfers participated in the event, enjoying a crisp day on the course. Proceeds from the sold-out event will help provide s ...more

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December 28, 2017

G&C Foods Donates $35,000 to area YMCAs

G&C Foods recently donated $15,000 to the North Area Family YMCA in Liverpool and $20,000 to the Fulton Family YMCA, continuing their support of families and children in need in our neighborhoods. “G&C is a true partner of the YMCA,” said Lisa Pachmayer, executive director of the North Area Family YMCA. “T ...more

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November 28, 2017

Delta Continues Support for the Y

Delta has provided nearly $150,000 in support since 2013Delta Air Lines has committed to supporting the arts programming at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse with a two-year pledge of $50,000. Delta’s support will allow the Y-Arts Scholars program continue to grow and thrive both in the city of Syracuse and in the Y’s newest fa ...more

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Tags: arts, delta

October 05, 2017

Mike Brown Named as New CEO

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse announced today that Mike Brown has been named the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Brown is scheduled to step into this role on November 13, 2017. The decision was reached after a comprehensive, volunteer-led national search by the YMCA of Greater Syracuse Metro Board of Directors, w ...more

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March 23, 2017

CEO Hal Welsh Announces Retirement

After 42 years of involvement with the YMCA, our CEO and Executive Director, Hal Welsh, has announced his intention to retire to the YMCA Metro board. Welsh, a native of Philadelphia, took over our association in 1993 and helped turn it around from the brink of failure to the growing, impactful and financially-sound f ...more

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October 31, 2016

You Vote, Kids Play

Today the YMCA announces Zoe for President: Kids Day Out; an initiative to host child care services on Election Day, providing busy parents and guardians the opportunity to make it easier to get to the polls on Nov. 8. Acknowledging the challenges for many to balance personal life with civic duty, the Y wants to make sure all ...more

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September 15, 2016

Anheuser-Busch Donates $5,000 to NWFY

Anheuser-Busch recently donated $5,000 to the Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville, NY. Nick Mills, general manager of the Anheuser-Busch InBev plant in Lysander, said that his company was especially interested in meeting the needs of seniors in the community through the services of the Y. “Anheuser-Busch has been a lo ...more

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July 20, 2016

Training to Save Lives

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is especially aware of the importance of keeping lifeguards up-to-date on safety training in light of the recent incident at the Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville, when a young man suffered a cardiac event in the pool. Thanks to the aquatics staff at the Y, along with assistance from Y member ...more

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November 12, 2015

NWFY Offers Art Experiences for All Ages

At the Northwest Family YMCA, meaningful art experiences are offered for all ages. The classes are taught by professional teaching artists who encourage individuality and self expression in a creative and supportive environment.At the fully equipped Rob and Roxanne Parmele Art Studio, Y members can choose classes from a vari ...more

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October 26, 2015

NWFY Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

Fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out At the YMCA, healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing the body as a whole, and well-being and fitness is so much more than just working out. In addition to its state-of-the-art fitness facilities like the Group Cycling Studio, made possible through a generous g ...more

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October 16, 2015

Last Call to Come ALL IN for the NWFY

Community has raised nearly $900,000 of final $1 Million GoalCome ALL IN for the Northwest Family YMCA with Rob Scott, member and campaign volunteer. If you care about strengthening your community, now is the time to come ALL IN for the campaign for the Northwest Family YMCA. With just a few weeks left before the close ...more

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October 06, 2015

NWFY Helping Cancer Survivors Thrive

The Northwest Family YMCA offers programs and services designed to help cancer survivors through their diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the generosity of YMCA donors, these programs are offered at no cost: ● LIVESTRONG at the YMCA offers group exercise and support for survivors. The 12-week program focuses on survi ...more

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September 29, 2015


As a charity, the Y relies on contributions from generous individuals and organizations in our community. We'd like to recognize one of our lead sponsors, St. Joseph's Imaging Associates, for their tremendous support for our cancer survivor programs during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sin ...more

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September 21, 2015

NWFY Offers Unique Running Programs

The Northwest Family YMCA offers several unique running programs to help members reach their personal and fitness goals. Last year, more than 800 runners participated in YMCA sponsored running programs. With the opening of the new YMCA this year, members can join one of four new running clubs formed at the NWFY through the Y ...more

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September 15, 2015

Shineman Foundation Challenges NWFY

Dr. Barbara P. Shineman, chairman of the board of directors of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, challenged the Northwest Family YMCA (NWFY) to raise $100,000 in new gifts and pledges. In doing so, the Foundation will match, 1 to 1, up to $100,000 in donations raised between August 1 and November 15, 2015. Upon com ...more

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August 31, 2015

Baldwinsville Comes ALL IN for NWFY

Enthusiastic Community Support for Campaign to Complete New Y The generosity of the Baldwinsville community for the Northwest Family YMCA has been overwhelming. The facility opened its doors on June 8th and the campaign to complete all phases of construction is in its final stages. Baldwinsville resident and campaign ...more

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May 29, 2015

Rotary helps kids with special needs

The Syracuse Rotary Foundation donates $1,500 to the East Area Family YMCA to help kids with special needs SYRACUSE, N.Y. –The Syracuse Rotary Foundation has donated $1,500 to the East Area Family YMCA in support of Y Kids Inc., an inclusion program for kids with special needs. All kids deserve the oppo ...more

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August 15, 2014

Fun with Reading at Camp Y-Noah

At Camp Y-Noah at the North Area Family YMCA, you can see a couple hundred kids having fun all day long. And that includes the times when the action takes place only in their minds. Before and after lunch, each day, all campers pause to pick up a book and read. It’s a part of their routine they look forward to ...more

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August 15, 2014

Charity Tennis Tourney a Success

More than 50 people competed at the Manlius YMCA Charity Tennis Tournament Aug. 2-3. Together with corporate sponsors and spectators, the group had fun and raised more than $4,000 to benefit neighbors in need. The inaugural tournament was a huge success, according to Lesley Wilcox, Associate Executive Director, Manliu ...more

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May 06, 2014

Join the fight against heroin Wednesday

“FIGHTING HEROIN,” a Community Conversation, to be held May 7 at the East Area Family YMCAHeroin use is spiking. Our neighbors - adults and teens of all backgrounds - are becoming addicted to prescription painkillers, and then turning to heroin to ease the pain of withdrawal.At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening com ...more

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December 19, 2013

Delta donation supports Y Arts Scholars

Donation to the YMCA, expanded service show Delta’s local commitment SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Dec.18, 2013) – Delta Air Lines employees came to McKinley-Brighton Elementary School Wednesday to announce a two-year, $50,000 donation to the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. They also distributed books and read with some ...more

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December 19, 2013

Children love Delta's gift to CNY arts

Donation to the YMCA, expanded service show Delta’s local commitment SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Dec.18, 2013) – Delta Air Lines employees came to McKinley-Brighton Elementary School Wednesday to announce a two-year, $50,000 donation to the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. They also distributed books and read with some ...more

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November 08, 2013


The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2013 CNY Book Awards. The finalists in each category-poetry, fiction, and non-fiction-were selected by independent judges, who are also charged with naming a winner in each category.Poetry Finalists:Sarah C. Harwell, for Sit Down, TravelerStephen K ...more

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August 15, 2013

Y Boilermaker Team Raises Over $3,000

The Y thanks the team of people who came together to run the Boilermaker in Utica, NY in support of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse and the One Fund of Boston. The Boilermaker is one of the top road races in the world. This year, demand to enter the race was so great that it reached its 14,000 capacity in just three days. ...more

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July 24, 2013

New Leader for YMCAs in Oswego County

The collaboration between the Fulton Family YMCA and the Oswego YMCA has a new executive director who has a record of strengthening the community. Greg Mills of Oswego will lead the two YMCAs starting July 29. To take the post, he will step down as a longtime board member of the Oswego YMCA and as assistant ...more

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June 14, 2013

Our New Annual Report

At the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, we know that our story is made up of thousands of stories from people whose lives have been changed by the Y. Read some of those stories and learn about how your Y is collaborating with other health-supporting organizations in our new Annual Report. ...more

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June 04, 2013

Welcome to our new website

Thanks for visiting the YMCA of Greater Syracuse online.At the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, we're dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. That's why we designed this website as a tool to bring people together and to show the reasons behind what the Y does. We're working hard to improve our presence online. ...more

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May 24, 2013

Fulton, Oswego, Syracuse Y's collaborate

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. That’s why the Fulton Family YMCA, the Oswego YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Syracuse have signed a one-year agreement to work together to serve the Fulton and Oswego communities. YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the country’s 2,700 YMCAs, faci ...more

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May 03, 2013

Run the Boilermaker for two good causes

Run the Boilermaker - for Boston and for CNY The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is partnering with the Boilermaker Road Race to strengthen Central New York and to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.The Boilermaker, to be held July 14 in Utica, is one of the top road races in the world.This year ...more

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April 30, 2013

Corporate Challenge donates to YMCA

The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Syracuse has selected the YMCA of Greater Syracuse as its charity of choice this yearThe Corporate Challenge will make a $16,000 donation to the Y on behalf of the participants in this year’s race. The Y will use the donation to maintain and expand its “Send a Kid to Camp” ca ...more

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