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INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE
2016 Annual Report • YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO
As a volunteer-led nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Greater Toledo exists to strengthen the community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
In 2016, we provided more than $7 million in financial assistance so that more than 61,000 of our neighbors could benefit from Y memberships and programs.
We believe that lasting personal and social change can come about when we work together to invest in our health, our kids and our neighbors.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support. We are pleased to present our 2016 Annual Report.
Brad Toft President and CEO YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO
INVESTING IN OUR OWN
Andy Klumb Ruth Montgomery-Cousins Brian Reid Gary Resnick Matt Roth, MD Paul Sobb
TRUSTEES FOR LIFE Mary Jo Anderson Mike Anderson Richard Bayer Lee Dunn Mike Fischer Karen Fraker Ted Jenkins Judd Johnson Rob Koenig Don Saunders Paul Schlatter Eric Summons Cheryl Tyler-Folsom
BRANCH BOARD CHAIRS Zachary Ries • Anthony Wayne Community YMCA Dawn Hall • Eastern Community YMCA Jeremy Zeisloft • Fort Meigs YMCA Steve Roque • Francis Family YMCA Paul Schlatter • Sylvania YMCA/JCC
Suzanne Fomich • University YMCA Bob Burns • West Toledo YMCA Brian Gribble • Wolf Creek YMCA Kathy Rotte • YMCA Storer Camps
PRESIDENT/CEO Brad Toft
SR. VICE PRESIDENT/COO Casey Holck
TREASURER/CFO Phil Platz
2015-2017 CHAIRMAN Rick Anderson
VICE CHAIRMAN Chuck Parcher
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Susan Allan-Block Nathan Anderson Carrie Ansberg Kevin Brennan Chase Canfield Mike Collins Bruce Denman Mike Denman John DiSalle Dr. Romules Durant Esther Fabian Lynn Fruth Jim Gibb Bruce Groves Lisa Hawker
She’ll tell you she’s “Just Ella,” but she is an extraordinary little girl. Due to a rare genetic condition, she is completely blind, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking swim lessons and participating in gymnastics at the Y.
Ella is the oldest daughter of Erik Ibsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Toledo Mudhens and board member at the Fort Meigs Y.
“Ella doing gymnastics just didn’t make sense to me and my wife at first, but Casey from the Gymnastics Center kept challenging us.” He said. They finally enrolled Ella in gymnastics at the Y and it has changed her life.
Ella has participated in the Y’s gymnastics program for over six years. The program helped her build confidence, improve her physical coordination, and make new friends.
“Gymnastics is not just something on Ella’s calendar, but she goes to meet people, socialize, and have a good time.” He said. “She doesn’t understand what’s so amazing about her taking swim lessons or participating in gymnastics.”
Because of the staff at the Y, Ella has become more confident, and she has proven to many just what she is capable of achieving. “The Y is more than just our family’s story,” he said. “These things happen all the time.” Pictured: Ella Ibsen doing her bar routine at the
annual YMCA Summer Gymnastics Spectacular.
Pictured: Tracy Hovest and her family.
INVESTING IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Closing the Achievement Gap Statistics show that many children from low income environments enter kindergarten unprepared and continue to fall behind in school without early intervention. The Y’s Early Child Care Education programs are designed to build potential and help close the Achievement Gap. Over 2,000 children are enrolled in Y Child Care, and 52% are from low-income families who receive financial aid.
In 2016, we adapted our preschool curriculum to better monitor and test kindergarten readiness. In our school-age classrooms, we created a daily reading goal to help children read at or above grade-level and prepare them for greater success in school. Last year, each child in our summer program read an average of 19.5 minutes per day. We believe that creating a daily reading goal in the classroom will promote greater success in schools and facilitate better outcomes for students.
Because of the generous support of our donors and volunteer doctors, nurses, and counselors, YMCA Storer Camps is able to offer Camp Catch-A-Rainbow (CCAR) free of charge to enrich the lives of children who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer. Paxton Green, a 16-year-old two-time cancer survivor, attended CCAR from the age of 4 to 15. At the age of 2, Paxton was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Rhabdomyosarcoma in her right tricep. She fully recovered, but about eight years later she was diagnosed with Osteosar- coma, a type of bone cancer, in the same location. Through her struggles, CCAR allowed Paxton to completely be herself among kids who understood what it was like to battle cancer. She connected with other survivors who also had scars, knew the same cancer terminology, and had grown up in and out of the hospital like she had.
In 2016, 89 kids attended Camp Catch-A-Rainbow where they enjoyed swimming, archery, horseback riding, high adventure ropes courses, arts and crafts, canoeing, and more. In addition to camp activities, CCAR also offered campers 24-hour access to health care professionals to meet their cancer care needs. Paxton is now fully recovered. Although she lost most of the function of her right arm and hand, she learned how to play tennis left-handed and is now on the varsity tennis team at her high school. Paxton hopes to return to CCAR as a counselor. Her family is forever grateful to CCAR and said, “The bonds she formed are life-long and made a major impact on who she is today and how she survived.”
INVESTING IN HEALTHY LIVING: By 2040 there will be more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. At the Y, we are leading the active older adult community by offering programming, and promoting fitness and well-being, while fostering friendships and fellowship to over 6,000 seniors.
Pictured: Paxton Green
Tracy’s Story To Tracy Hovest, the YMCA is more than just a workout facility. The Y played a vital role in her life-changing, 165-pound weight loss journey as she worked her way to a healthier lifestyle.
Tracy struggled with her weight for most of her life, and when it became harder for her to enjoy day-to-day experiences with her daughter, she knew something had to give. She decided to seek gastric bypass surgery. Tracy began working out at the West Y to become a better candidate for the surgery.
“My first day on the treadmill I could only walk for 15 minutes and I was winded,” she said. “I promised myself from that day on I’d try to walk a little further each day.”
Tracy slowly increased her speed and duration on the treadmill and after 3 months, she had lost 30 pounds. In March of 2015 she underwent gastric bypass surgery and because of the work she put in beforehand, she was up and walking again immediately after surgery. She continued her weight loss journey by attending fitness classes at the West Y with her husband, including Zumba, Kettlebell, Powerlifting, Group Ride, Cardio Circuit and Linebacker. Not only has she physically become healthier, but Tracy enjoyed the sense of community, the positive encouragement from her trainers, and the lasting friendships that she and her family made at the Y.
Since Tracy joined the Y three years ago, she has ridden a roller coaster with her daughter, sat on an airplane without a seat- belt extender, and even ran her first 5k. In the future, Tracy wants to continue to build her core strength and her endurance. Maybe down the road, she said, she will try a half marathon.
“Finding health is a journey,” said Tracy. “Without the Y, I would not have been as successful, nor become as strong as I have in the last 3 years.”
INVESTING IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Focus Areas Participants Youth Development 19,933
Healthy Living 17,447
Social Responsibility 24,296
The Y is a cause-driven organization committed to strengthening the community through our three focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In 2016, 61,676 people directly benefited from YMCA programs and services.
Impact The Y subsidized $7,730,457 to make all programs affordable to our community.
OUR MISSION: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
2016 FINANCIAL INFORMATION Revenue Contributions $3,970,928
United Way $173,416