Annual Fund

This is Y. We Need You.

Every day, the YMCA of Metro North gives our communities the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. From healthy living to exercise, teen leadership to volunteerism, swim lessons to gymnastics classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the people who live here.

But keeping our neighborhoods great is a full-time job. Every day, our communities face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. The Annual Fund provides financial assistance to our community members most in need. It ensures that the Y can be there for those who need us most, when they need us most, regardless of their ability to pay. Every dollar raised can help change the course of someone’s life.

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Get Involved with the Annual Campaign.

Give a Gift

Credit Card: You can make an online donation via any major credit card or can choose to schedule monthly donations to achieve your desired donation amount. Give Online.

Check: The YMCA of Metro North accepts both checks and money orders. You can drop your check at your local YMCA of Metro North branch or mail your check to our corporate office: YMCA of Metro North, 2 Centennial Drive Suite 390B, Peabody, MA 01960

Cash: All of our YMCA of Metro North branches can accept your cash donation and provide you an immediate receipt of your contribution.

Securities Transfer: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds – Our Y welcomes the exchange of securities. You can receive a tax deduction for the market value of the stock or appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax if applicable. Both of these benefits may allow you to make a larger gift than you thought possible.  Security transfers can be completed using the following information; Account Name: YMCA of Metro North Account Number: Z66-332100 Fidelity DTC: 0226Please notify us of your intent to make a securities transfer by contacting our finance department at 978-775-3701 or

Wire Transfer: You can conveniently transfer funds into the Y’s account with a wire transfer. Please notify us of your intent to make a wire transfer by contacting our finance department at 978-775-3701 or

Planned or Deferred Gifts

Life Insurance: When new or existing policies name the Y as owner or beneficiary of your policy, all subsequent premium payments become tax-deductible contributions. Please notify us once you have named the YMCA of Metro North on your life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts & Unitrusts: The structure of these trusts can allow you to make a gift during your lifetime and still continue to receive income for yourself and/or beneficiaries.  After the life interest has passed, the remaining principal will help the Y.  Donors can receive a tax deduction in the year the trust is established, can avoid capital gains, and reduce estate and gift taxes.  Please contact us for details and to notify the YMCA of Metro North of your transaction.

Wills/Bequests: The most common form of deferred gift to the Y is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust. Please notify us of your intent to give.

Gifts of Retirement Plans: Naming the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g., IRA, SEP, 401(k), 403(b), ESOP, etc.) may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated as income and estate taxes may not be imposed when plan assets are distributed to the Y. Your retirement account’s plan administrator can help you designate the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan’s beneficiary form. Please notify us of your intent to give.

Sponsor an Event

The YMCA of Metro North hosts several special events each year to raise money for our Annual Campaign scholarship fund.  The Y is able to support the communities we serve with the help of generous participants and sponsors who support these fundraising events.

Road Race Series– The annual YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series brings together seven different communities to run for a cause. Four unique races are featured across our communities to motivate, inspire and promote the YMCA’s mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Run for a Cause. Run with the Y.

YMCA of Metro North Annual Meeting – Each spring, donors, supporters, members, and friends gather at our Annual Meeting to recognize achievements and honor key staff, volunteers, and supporters that made the prior year special. Learn more about the Annual Meeting.

Fore the Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament– The YMCA of Metro North hosts this prestigious event each June to benefit the Y’s youth programs at the exclusive Kernwood Country Golf Club in Salem, MA. Learn more about sponsoring or participating in the annual Golf Tournament.

Where in the World Celebration – Each September, the YMCA of Metro North hosts hundreds of supporters, members, and friends at our annual fundraising gala. Learn more about the  Where in the World annual celebration and auction.

Support a Cause

The Y’s cause is to strengthen the community. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

At the YMCA of Metro North, we offer programs like LiveSTRONG for cancer survivors, Partnership Program for persons with disabilities, and Enhanced Fitness for active older adults, among others, to meet the needs of the diverse population we serve each day.

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Volunteer your Time

As a YMCA volunteer, your time and talent go a long way.  Whether you’re from Lynn, Peabody, Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, or beyond— your efforts, guidance, and connections are greatly needed during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Become a Volunteer

To notify us of your gift, intent to give, or sponsorship interest, please contact our President and CEO Kathleen Walsh at 978-548-4443 or

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