Living the Cause: How You Can Make La Porte County Stronger

By: La Porte County Family YMCA Last Updated: January 14, 2014

Living-the-CauseWhen you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in La Porte County. In a world that changes so rapidly, the Y has been at the heart of communities for generations.

The Y is a reliable, professionally managed organization guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Led by dedicated, local volunteers, the Y is in touch with La Porte County’s ever changing needs.

A healthy Y capable of making a significant impact in the community is a gift we have received from prior generations. It is a gift we should pass along, in a stronger position, to future generations. If you have the ability to give or want to help raise money to fund Y programs or support participation for children, adults, seniors and families see below for ways you can live the cause with the La Porte County Family YMCA.

Annual Campaign Donation: Your gift to the YMCA will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bond of our community. Every dollar you give will stay in La Porte County, benefitting people of all ages. But by making a difference here locally, you will also become part of a truly historic national movement.

Capital Investment: Leave your mark on the La Porte County Family YMCA. We have opportunities for you to help improve Y facilities and grounds to benefit members in their healthy living, youth development and social responsibility goals.

Endowment Building: Many friends of the Y choose to help extend their values and the Y’s influence beyond their own lifetimes by gifting some of the assets they have accumulated to the Y’s permanent endowment fund; thus, becoming members of the Horizon Club. Donors can direct that their gifts support the overall work of the Y (which allows the board of directors to determine where funds are needed most) or designate them to support an area of major focus that will remain integral to the Y and the community it serves for future generations.

Become a Member/Volunteer: We know that when we work as one for a common cause, we can move La Porte County forward. Our members and volunteers are powerful advocates for the change we wish to see in our community.

When friends of the Y make us aware of their philanthropic objectives, we work with them and their professional experts to formulate plans that will fulfill their desire to benefit future generations of children and families in our community through the Y. We welcome the opportunity to confidentially discuss one or more of these options with you. For additional information, please contact Cindy Berchem at 219.325.9622 or by email at