Make giving local your legacy. See your support lift the community. It’s life-changing for neighborhood kids, and for you, too.

We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Our programs, services and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility.

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together.

With your support, you are helping the Anaheim Family YMCA provide youth with scholarships to vital YMCA programs so they can grow strong in character, creativity, and confidence.

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The Anaheim Family YMCA is a 501 (c)(3) charity. As always, your gift to the Y is tax-deductible.
For your records, our Tax ID is 95-1709299





The Anaheim Family YMCA held a groundbreaking event for its future new facility adjacent to Ross Park on June 29, 2018. The proposed project will be an indoor/outdoor community hub that will welcome more than 5,000 residents each week.

The groundbreaking kicks off phase one of the proposed 30,000 square foot two-phase project. The City of Anaheim is providing the 3.8-acre parcel of land through a long-term lease agreement. Grand opening for Phase includes 6 soccer arenas, multipurpose field, outdoor lighting, parking, and site improvements. Phase two will include an indoor and outdoor gymnasium, teaching kitchen, group fitness room, and multi-functional spaces for residents and local non-profits.

This project continues the historic legacy of the Anaheim Family YMCA, founded in 1911 and currently serving over 7,000 youth and their families in over 50 program sites each day in Anaheim, Cypress, Stanton, La Palma and Buena Park. “This new project will allow us to expand our community impact and provide a place of belonging for local residents of every age,” said Rick Martens, Retired Anaheim Family YMCA President & CEO. “Anaheim is the 10th largest city in California, yet the only one without its own YMCA facility—and it’s time for that to change.”

Groundbreaking on this project is made possible with an initial $2 million of support from Jeff Frieden and Rob Friedman, Disneyland Resort, and Crean Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Anaheim Family YMCA Board members, the Lloyd E. & Elisabeth H. Klein Family Foundation, and other individual donors. Farmers & Merchants Bank is also an important partner in the project, extending a generous $1 million credit investment to complete phase one of the project.

“After several years of planning, the Anaheim Family YMCA Board of Directors is excited to bring this important community asset to Anaheim,” said Marty Dutch, YMCA Board Chair and Vice President, Director of Philanthropy Services. “This new YMCA facility will provide a tremendous asset to local students and families and serve as a centralized hub that brings all the Y’s programs together.”

“As a board member, I am thrilled to see this project come to life for the benefit of our residents,” said Jill Bolton, Anaheim Family YMCA Board Member and retired Disney Corporate Citizenship Director. “However, while we have a strong start on fundraising, it is important that we continue securing major support to complete the entire $25 million project.”


To learn more about the project or if you wish to show your support to donate, contact Brent Finlay at


We have a special way you can get involved and commemorate your support in stone. In between the two activity fields will be a beautifully tiled area with paving stones.

With your gift of $500, you receive one paver to share your legacy with the community for decades. Leave your legacy and etch a commemorative paver with your name or pay tribute to a loved one.

Reserve your paver today with a donation of $500.

If you you have any questions or would like to make monthly installments, please contact Javier Gonzalez at or call the Anaheim Family YMCA office at (P) 714-635-9622.



Goal: $500,000

Every year, YMCA’s across the country engage their largest throng of volunteers to conduct the most important, and impactful, adult program that any YMCA can offer: The  Annual Support Campaign. The Y Campaign is an intense, short term (4-8 weeks) fund raising drive during which YMCA supporters from all corners of the Anaheim Family YMCA service area, and from every program offered by the YMCA, go out into their communities to share their “personal Y-story”, and ask for the community’s financial support of the YMCA.

The funds raised through the Y Campaign make it possible to provide financial assistance for YMCA  programs  to children, and – more and more – families and homeless adults who cannot afford even the nominal program fees charged by the Y. Campaign funds also enable us to keep our national YMCA financial assistance promise, which simply states that “No one is turned away due to the inability to pay.”

For more than 112 years, the Anaheim Family YMCA has been a vital partner in community ‘build back’ efforts during and after local crises. We still are in the post pandemic era. But we can’t do it alone. Won’t YOU be a part of that effort this year?

Please say ‘YES’ when a YMCA volunteer calls upon you to give to and/or help Campaign for your Anaheim Family YMCA as 2022 draws to a close. For more information or to volunteer on the YMCA 2022 “WE BUILD PEOPLE” Annual Support Campaign, contact Rikki Bains at

The Anaheim Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID # 95-1709299.



Enrolls 12 kids in swim lessons where they gain confidence in the water and learn the importance of water safety.


Gives 10 kids the opportunity to be a part of our youth sports programs where they model the YMCA character values and interact with positive role models.


Helps 2 teens prepare for the future by engaging in workforce development.


Gives 12 kids the opportunity to stay active, eat healthy and learn how to make healthy choices every day in the Y’s after-school program.


Helps 10 kids attend a life-changing week of summer camp, where they set personal goals, make friends, and discover more about themselves.



Instilling values in youth has been a tradition at the Anaheim Family YMCA since its first Hi-Y Clubs in 1911 and its first camping season in the summer of 1924.

Today, more than nine decades after its first camp at Camp Osceola, the Y continues to bring the camp experience to more than 350 youth and teens each year.

Camp is a life-changing experience that deserves to be known by every child. In order to ensure the timeless gift of camp for all generations, we proudly announce The Alden & Linda Esping Endowment Fund.

Our goal is to raise $2 million over the next five years, which will create opportunities for more kids like never before. As the camp endowment grows, so will our ability to support young campers without the need for annual fundraising. The Alden & Linda Esping Camp Endowment Fund will ensure that YMCA Camp continues into perpetuity for those who truly need it. This is a secure fund. The principal will stay intact, and the interest alone will provide camperships and expanded camp leadership programming.


You can’t think of camp without thinking of Alden and Linda Esping. They have provided over 100 years of combined service to the community.

It is with honor and gratitude that we announce the Alden and Linda Esping Camp Endowment Fund. Thank you for honoring the Espings and the tradition of camp we hold so dear.


What impact has YMCA camp had on your life? We’d love to hear about it. Please feel free to share your story with us — and inspire others in the process, or if you want more information how the Camp Endowment fund works, contact Brent Finlay at or call 714.635.9622. Or simply fill out the form below.

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Planned giving is a powerful way to make a difference and leave a legacy. Your planned gift to the YMCA will ensure its life-changing to impact future generations.

Anyone who makes a planned gift to the Anaheim Family YMCA becomes a member of our exclusive Heritage Club. Members will receive an invitation to the annual Heritage Club Dinner, recognition in the YMCA Annual Report and the Heritage Club programs, membership memento, and courtesy mailings of YMCA publications.

Being a Heritage Club member is important because:

  • It generates a stable flow of charitable income to secure YMCA programs for future generations
  • It promotes long-term planning to help maintain vital YMCA programs
  • It protects principal amounts, even during economic fluctuations


Endowments can be made by either an outright gift of cash or other property, or through the use of planned giving techniques. Planned giving involves including the Anaheim Family YMCA in your overall financial and estate plan. This can often lead to substantial benefits to both the donor and the Y, including reducing or eliminating income, estate, capital gains, and gift taxes.

There are many different types of planned gifts – some offer an income stream to you for life, others may help you control the method or timing in which assets are passed to your heirs. Check with your tax or legal adviser to find out which one might be right for you.


An easy way to help the Anaheim Family YMCA increase its endowment fund is to name us in your will, after you have made sure that your family and friends are well taken care of.

This has several advantages:

  • Charitable gifts made through your will are free of estate tax
  • A charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower tax bracket
  • You may specify that your bequest to the Anaheim Family YMCA be used for general purposes or for a particular area of interest (camping, or sports, for example).

Once you notify the Anaheim Family YMCA of your bequest intention, you qualify for membership in the Heritage Club.

To make a bequest to the Anaheim Family YMCA, the following language will be helpful to your attorney: I give, devise, and bequeath to the Anaheim Family YMCA (a California Corporation), located at 240 S. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92802, (here insert the amount or percentage of money, or describe the personal property or real estate) to be used for the general purposes of said association.


There are a variety of trusts and other vehicles for making a gift from your estate to the Anaheim Family YMCA. Each has different benefits, ranging from reduced taxes to providing you and/or your heirs an income stream for life. In some cases, the benefit to making a gift actually outweighs the cost to the heirs because of the tax savings.


Did you know that your retirement plan benefits are facing double taxation? If you leave the
assets to your heirs, you’ll generate “income in respect to a decedent.” So not only is the amount diminished by estate taxes, but your heirs will also have to pay income tax on it!

A gift of your retirement plan also has several benefits:

  • Naming us the primary beneficiary avoids ALL income and estate taxes.
  • Your estate gets partial savings when you give us a specific amount before giving family the remainder.
  • Naming us the contingent beneficiary allows for greater flexibility.
  • Donating retirement plan assets could be the most cost-effective gift you can make said association.


Our planned giving staff will be happy to answer your questions and provide you more information about various gift options. Contact Brent Finlay at  or call 714.635.9622 and check with your personal tax or legal adviser about which options might be right for you.

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The Anaheim Family YMCA hosts four major special events throughout the year. Hundreds of supporters gather to celebrate in the spirit of philanthropy & community fellowship.

Your support through attendance, sponsorship or in-kind donation helps us serve over 7,000 youth each day.

August 14, 2023
Vince Taormina Golf Tournament

Aliso Viejo Country Club


More info. coming soon.

For more information on becoming a sponsor contact Debbie Jauch at or call 714.635.9622.


When it comes to giving directly to the local community, you’re in good company. Please take a moment to see if you recognize some of the names of the people and places that support our purpose. It feels good to do good, and we hope you’ll consider contributing, too — every dollar does matter. We are so grateful for your kindness, and for helping the local kids in our community.

Contact Rikki Bains at or call 714.635.9622 for more information on supporting the Anaheim Family YMCA.

Crean Foundation
Jeff Frieden
Disneyland Resort
Rick & Dana Martens
Bharat & Ragini Patel
SA Recycling
Pacific Western Bank
Cathy & Jeff McIndoo
Michael Schulman
Carol & Paul Bostwick
Castle Inn & Suites
The James & Deborah Klein Family Foundation
Larry Chaney
James & Linda Russell
Vince Taormina
Brian & Jeanne Wilterink
Stovall’s Inn – Best Western Plus Pavillions
Joyce Keesee
Alden & Linda Esping
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Visit Anaheim
Jim Watson
Anaheim Marriott
Prospera Hotels
William & Cindy Taormina
O’Connell Hotels and Hospitality
Anaheim Ducks
First Foundation
RBC Wealth Management
Sempra Energy Foundation (SoCal Gas)
The Busch Firm
W.E. O’Neil Construction
Robert & Delight NeaseJr.
The Angels Baseball
Paul Kott Realtors, Inc
Anaheim Lions Club
Marty & Richard Dutch
Paul & Lisa Kott
Bob & Kim Miller
Kay Carpenter
Richard T Martens III
Krutcik & Georggin Law Group
Mackenzie & Justin Allen
CA Bank & Trust
Larry & Sophia Rose Alexander

Stephen & Carol Sain
Mike & Kris Nelson
Courtney Wallace
Smart City Networks
Ima Design
Julie Miller
Emily & Peter Grant
Anaheim Public Utilities
Tracy Rath
Tim & Michele Ryan
Jay & Jill Burress
Jeanne & Rob Downey
John & Sharon Deacon
Charles & Mary Medina
Debbie Jauch & John Guastaferro
Andrew Reardon
Schumann Rosenberg
Stanley Davidson
Terry Torres
Julie Carlson
Jesi Pearce
Elizabeth Chaney
Sheila Marcus
Dawn Davis
Pamela & Paul Chylinski
Paul O’Connell
Steve Arnold
Northern Trust
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
Pat Wilcox Painting
Raising Cane’s
Wyndham Hotels
Kirk Hoiberg
Ross Smith
Sean Kowalewski
Michael Wyatt Consulting
David & Julia Matthey
Michael & Lorraine Schirm
David & Kelly Emmes
Frank & Monique Donavan
Control Air
SOAR Anaheim
Patty & Darold Buskirk
NUMA Networks

Alan & Melissa Clifton
Matt Barone
Anaheim Convention Center
Mayra & Rick Gomez
Maren & Frank Greytak
George & Manon Mortis
Dana & Kathy Haynes
Brandon & Kristen Moody
Mitch & Sherry Caldwell
Kayla Steinbauer
Robert Mendoza
Michael & Kim DiCicco
Steve & Marina Corona
Bruce & Johrita Solari
James & Virginia Gardner
Stephen & Susan Faessel
Steve & Kim DiCicco
Belal & Dolia Dalati
Joan & Steve Cirafice
David & Brenda Bostwick
Bill & Dani Berndt
Greg Zamora
Apollo Printing
Lori & Mitch Junkins
Bonnie Garabedian
Linda Newby
Doug & Paula Allen
Scott Mukri
Mike & Angela Bridgford
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Brian Sarvak Enterprises
City National Grove of Anaheim
Digital Bel-Air, LLC
Republic Services
The Midani Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
William Mounce
Joe Baldo
Suzanne Ellingson
E. Michael & Susan Ambrosi
Kristi & Phillip Batiste
Andrea Polumbo-Carpenter
PR Construction
Anthony & Margo Serna
Laura Valeo
Cristina Casas


The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s ability to give back to the communities we engage. As a cause-driven association, the Y attracts the support necessary to address critical needs, expand programs, and promote sustainability. When you partner with the Anaheim Y, you help expand our impact to ensure all communities can thrive.


Strengthening communities together

  • Improved brand awareness and trust with your customers
  • Improve the community that employees and customers live and/or work in
  • Improved employee satisfaction
  • Improved employee morale and perception of the working environment
  • Benefit from potential tax incentives


Highlight your company’s name at the Anaheim Family YMCA’s NEW Community Complex — a dynamic venue that has quickly become a favorite of city residents. Sponsorship opportunities are available in all of our six YMCA Soccer/Multi-Sport Arenas. Trust your name to our trusted name — the Anaheim Family YMCA has served the local community for well over 100 years. Let’s start a partnership today! Our Community Complex Sponsorship team is ready to help.


There is a strong connection between corporate giving and increased recruitment and retention, higher employee satisfaction, a more intentional culture, better brand recognition and reputation, and more.


Your company could contribute cash or in-kind (free professional services, gift certificates, event auction items, etc.) donations directly to the Anaheim Family YMCA.


The most common way for non-profits to continue servicing their communities is through securing grants. Here are two ways your company could provide of grant opportunities to the Anaheim Family YMCA:

  • Direct Grants: your company may offer the Anaheim Family YMCA the opportunity to apply for a
    grant, either through your company, a regional or national affiliation.
  • Matching gift program: you empower your employees to contribute to the causes they believe in.
    One of the key features of this program includes a “dollar-for-dollar match.”


Employees are looking for a more rewarding, engaging, and meaningful workplace experience, and creating an employee volunteer program for your business is the perfect way to provide this!

  • At the Y, we offer opportunities for your company employees to volunteer during our program time, at Y special events or create a one-time community service event. Benefits to your company will include more productive and engaged employees, and a better employee retention rate.

The Anaheim Family YMCA is a 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible.

If you are interested in being a business sponsor, please complete the fields below. You may also contact Rikki Bains at


At the Anaheim Family YMCA, we know that we are stronger when we work together. That is why we partner with numerous community organizations who share in our cause to strengthen community.

Together, we are investing in our kids, our health, and our neighbors throughout Anaheim, Cypress, La Palma, Stanton and portions of Buena Park area.

Below is a list of our valued community organizations and strategic partners.


The district partners with us to provide a safe learning environment after school and during school breaks. The Anaheim Achieves program is offered at 23 schools.


The Angels Baseball Foundation collaborates with us on events to provide YMCA youth with free access to programs and supplies such as JR42 clinic, Back to School Supplies, etc.


assisted us with the development of our youth street hockey program by providing equipment, expertise, resources, training, and funding.


The district partners with us to provide a safe learning environment after school and during school breaks. The Anaheim Achieves program is offered at 11 schools. The district also provides usage of their pools for our swim program.


provides us with program space, staff expertise, program promotion and resources to all Y families.


partners with us to provide program space at the Stanton Central Park, program promotion and resources to our Y families.


assists with our swim program by providing access to Kennedy High School pool, program promotion and community resources to our Y families.


partners with us to promote the swim program at Cypress High School


partners with us to develop the youth soccer league by providing resources, coaches trainings, youth clinics and funding.

If you would like to become a partner, please email Debbie Jauch at