Donations made to the Y’s Annual Campaign will support financial assistance opportunities for children, families and individuals to participate in Y membership, programs and services.
Every day, the Wilmington Family Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most through community programs, services and outreach - such as providing safe and supportive environments for children and teens during out of school time, offering inclusive programming to help individuals with developmental and physical disabilities become more confident, connected and independent, and providing the community with outreach programs like Swim for Life and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
When you give to the Wilmington Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in the Wilmington area.
More importantly, 100-percent of donations stay in the local community, having a direct impact on residents right in your own neighborhood.
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Joe Bradley Memorial Fund
This fund is in memory of Joe Bradley who served on the YMCA’s Board of Directors and Resource Development Committee and chaired the Y’S Annual Giving Campaign. This fund supports Joe’s passion and love for the YMCA. Joe struggled with the challenges of Diabetes in the later part of his life and the YMCA plans to promote this fund to develop a Diabetes Prevention Program.
Ernie Hobbie Memorial Fund
This fund recognizes the lifelong effort of Ernest P. Hobbie, aka “The Shot Doctor”, for his work in education and motivation with basketball players of all ages. He was well known and respected throughout the basketball world especially in the Wilmington basketball community. This fund supports the Wilmington Family YMCA’s basketball program with special clinics throughout the year and has helped the YMCA to purchase basketballs, a shot clock and scorer’s table.
Robert Hodges Memorial Fund
This Fund was set up in memory of Robert Hodges, a former college basketball coach that loved to spend time at the YMCA. Robert enjoyed talking with his friends at the YMCA and embraced the Y’s mission. Money from this fund has been used for equipment for the basketball program, a game that Robert loved.
Ruth Lamont Memorial Fund
This Fund is in memory of Resource Development Director Tom Lamont’s mother who passed away in 2012. Ruth’s support for her son’s work in non-profit started while she was living and continues today through this fund. Initial contributions to the fund made it possible for the Wilmington Family YMCA to purchase an AED for the pool areas. In the future, the fund will be used to support special needs projects at the YMCA.
William H. Craig Memorial Fund
Dr. William H. Craig served the YMCA for more than 20 years. He served two terms as President and more than 15 years on the Board of Directors. He loved all programs at the YMCA especially those involving youth. Today the fund supports the YMCA’s Girls on the Run and Stride programs, a campership sponsor for Victory Junction, and the YMCA Endowment Fund.
William Stanfield Memorial Fund
Ken Davis Memorial Fund
Ken Davis was a YMCA staff member for more than 5 years. His love for children was apparent as he worked with our Afterschool Care, Youth Soccer, Youth Basketball and Summer Camp programs. Ken’s uplifting words and positive attitude touched many children, families and friends of the Y. The Davis family has not yet specified what programs this fund will support, but we can assume it will benefit the Y’s child care or youth sports programming.