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The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is proud to receive Charity Navigator's highest rating as an official “Give with Confidence” charity.
February 08, 2023
The 52nd Best Buy Teen Tech Center, powered by Atrium Health, unveiled as a space for community teens to purse passions within technology.
January 04, 2023
The theme for this year’s event is “Equitable Leadership in Challenging Times,” and will focus on issues of equity and access in our community, through the lens of pandemic challenges and resulting economic impacts. The all-female panel features distinguished local leaders, and will be moderated by WBTV’s Alex Giles.
October 06, 2022
Children at Stratford Richardson YMCA excited to break in new playground built by 80 American Airlines employees and TV Host Carter Oosterhouse.
August 01, 2022
Donation helps launch new Adaptive Basketball, Cheer & Dance programs at Keith Family YMCA.
May 17, 2022
The City of Charlotte presented a $2 million check to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte on May 12, 2022. The funding will provide teen access and programming at six YMCA branches in Charlotte communities with the greatest need.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte announced today details of investments in the Beatties Ford Road and West Boulevard corridors.
February 07, 2022
$30,000 contribution supports interactive, educational after-school programs at four locations.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte president and CEO, Todd Tibbits, will leave the organization in August to take the CEO position with the San Diego County YMCA in California.
April 13, 2021
Scott gifted the YMCA of Greater Charlotte with $18 million, a surprise contribution at the end of the most difficult year in the organization’s history. Funds will be used with a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through health equity initiatives and youth and teen opportunity.
January 20, 2021
The Y announced Omoiye O. Kinney as the new SVP of marketing and technology, a newly created position reflects the Y’s revised organizational structure aimed at better serving members through more personalized experiences.
January 11, 2021
This year’s event will be offered virtually and promises to be a powerful event to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
February 01, 2017
YMCA of Greater Charlotte exceeds 2016 annual campaign goal of $5,100,000 to raise funds that will strengthen community.
January 16, 2017
YMCA of Greater Charlotte awarded $124,700 by the Vanguard Capital for Kids Program to expand Parents as Teachers in West Charlotte.
North Carolina-based actor, playwright and director Mike Wiley will be the keynote speaker of the McCrorey YMCA’s 23rd Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast. Over 1,300 are expected to participate in Charlotte’s largest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte awarded $25,000 to offer swim and water safety lessons to children in high-risk communities in Charlotte.
September 16, 2015
The Life of Impact Leadership Experience weekend youth retreat at YMCA Camp Thunderbird features fishing, fellowship and faith-based activities that build character.
Bringing people together is what the Y does best. We will continue to do our part to help people from all walks of life find common ground and promote civil society.
In latest round of grants, COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $4.3 million to 97 nonprofits aiding those impacted by pandemic More than $14 million awarded over four rounds of grants to nonprofits meeting local needs
June 26, 2020
The City of Charlotte on Friday presented a check for $2,000,000 to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte during an event at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. The money will support the launch of the Youth and Teen Opportunity Centers, which will provide summer programming for children and teenagers.
June 03, 2020
At the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, we believe in honoring our Christian mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self. It is our belief that, in a diverse world, we are stronger together.
Changes include workforce and pay reductions, extended furloughs with benefits for full-time furloughed staff. Longtime anchor institution repositions to serve community with leaner structure and revised economic model.
Y responds to community needs with free childcare for essential healthcare employees; creates staff relief fund in service to Y employees
The Y, which has pivoted its efforts to respond to the community’s most critical needs, specifically in the area of childcare for essential healthcare workers, will host CRM’s Rebound and Dove’s Nest residents.
March 16, 2020
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte will temporarily close its 19 branches and two overnight camps due to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures will begin at close of business for each facility on Tuesday, March 17.
December 31, 2019
The business leader, philanthropist and trusted advisor during the civil rights movement will speak at Charlotte’s largest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tenowo Inc.’s $30,000 investment will support YMCA work that creates a more inclusive and cohesive Lincoln County where are all feel welcome.
December 07, 2018
Harris YMCA awarded $800,000 by the Cotty family to transform outcomes for Charlotte area youth.
November 28, 2018
Award Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Soledad O’Brien will be the keynote speaker of the McCrorey YMCA’s 25th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast. More than 1,100 are expected to participate in Charlotte’s largest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
August 25, 2018
Race with purpose at the Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon presented by Ingersoll Rand, which will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
May 22, 2018
The Levines’ generosity will allow the Dowd YMCA to serve more people and address the health disparities of Charlotte’s low-income adults and families.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s swim programs offer a mix of fun, physical activity and safety to create a lifelong love of swimming.
November 15, 2017
The investment of two local foundations will provide youth with expanded year-round support, mentorship and opportunity.
October 31, 2017
During Harry Brace’s leadership, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte became one of the country’s most successful YMCAs.
September 15, 2017
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Joins Welcoming America to Celebrate New Americans During Welcoming Week.
June 22, 2017
Race with purpose at the new Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon presented by Ingersoll Rand, which will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
June 12, 2017
The Center City YMCAs’ annual tournament raised over $125,000 to directly benefit the community through Y Readers, Safety Around Water, and youth programming at the Stratford Richardson YMCA.
June 05, 2017
Leaders request support of 350 volunteers to deliver program that will reduce crime and change the outcomes for teens.
YMCA Camp Harrison’s Fishing Tournament will take place on May 19 and will raise funds to provide camp scholarships to area youth.
The Leon Levine Foundation’s investment will support Y Readers programming at ten sites this summer and will help the Y engage a more diverse donor base.
For five decades, the Keith family has given volunteer leadership and financial support to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. The Y will recognize the family’s service by naming a branch in their honor.
With the Dowd YMCA’s expansion and renovation, the Y will increase its capacity to address public health concerns and strengthen community.