Dear Y Members and friends,
In the spirit of this Thanksgiving season I want to let you know how much we appreciate you being part of the YMCA family. Thanks to your loyalty and support the Y continues a legacy as a vital part of strengthening Saginaw. We have much more to be grateful for.
We are thankful to God our creator who provides us with the individual gifts and abilities needed to listen and respond to our community’s needs. We are thankful for our Board and committee members for generating vision and strategy to deliver results. We are thankful for the many partners we collaborate with in recognition that we are stronger, we reach more people, and we provide more impact together. We are thankful for all of our YMCA staff members who show caring, enthusiasm, and creativity every day to ensure that the Y is a welcoming and uplifting experience for every visitor. We are thankful to our donors for the vital support and advocacy they make available so that our Y continues to be a Y for All.
This year we are grateful for a specific recent sponsorship from Alpha Media for hosting our first YMCA Cause Radiothon event. This initiative allowed us to engage community leaders, collaborators, donors, Y members, Board members, and staff to uplift the Y cause, to reflect on our unique place in history and in our community, and to share personal and individual impact stories. Everyone we asked agreed to help, affirming our scope, reach, and impact.
The YMCA is the leading cause for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Our cause has defined us for over 151 years in Saginaw as we have helped our neighbors learn, grow, and thrive. Our challenge to you is to make Thanksgiving more than a day, but a way of life, and together we will do so much more for Saginaw.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve Meyer, President and CEO