YMCA Annual Report 2013

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The Road of Responsibility

The YMCA is more than a destination, it's a way of life

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Youth Development

At the Y, we work to get toddlers on the road to learning and keep young adults on the path to a promising future. That’s why our youth programs provide a safe and guided place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance.

Youth Development

Spotlight Story

Causing Ripples in Water Safety

The YMCA has been a wonderful resource for my family, and has always been a constant in our lives. We were members of the YMCA in Florida before being relocated to Virginia. When I was a child, I swam on the YMCA Bolts Swim Team. My niece currently competes with the YMCA gymnastics team, Team Florida. I was very happy to find and join a YMCA when I moved to Virginia. It reminded me of home and I knew I would not be disappointed. My 3 children have taken gymnastics, swimming, soccer, and basketball at the YMCA. The YMCA, once again, has become family. My daughter, Amalie, has taken private swim lessons at the YMCA for four years. She started at age 2, was swimming by age 3 and can now swim all four strokes and a 500 freestyle nonstop. Last summer, at a private pool party, my daughter was swimming in the deep end when she noticed an unconscious 4 year old on the bottom of the pool. She swam over and told me immediately. I pulled him out (not breathing, no pulse) and he was revived through CPR. The child is fine now and has no long term side effects. I put my daughter in swim lessons at the YMCA hoping that if she ever got into a dangerous water-related situation, the skills she learned would save her life. I never thought that the YMCA would help her to save another child’s life. I am so grateful that the YMCA taught my daughter to swim and I know that the little 4 year old boy and his family are as well. I know that my children are much safer in the water now, than they were before taking swim lessons at the YMCA.

Michelle Brown & Family, Members of YMCA Fairfax County Reston

How can you make children in your community safer?

Youth Development


Making Dreams Come True

The values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for the future. Here’s how our region’s young people got an opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve in 2013.

  • 312 teenagers learned how to make positive change in their community through civic engagement and values-based leadership in the YMCA DC Youth & Government program.
  • Thanks to our day and overnight camp programs, 18,857 kids learned life skills, discovered passions, developed character and community, and made friends.
  • 39,420 local kids got active in our childhood obesity prevention program, Physical, Healthy & Driven (PHD). PHD is helping kids grow up healthier through assessments, exercise, nutrition and family involvement.
  • We sparked the inventive, creative minds of 3,966 children through hands-on workshops, challenges and exhibits at the YMCA’s Thingamajig Invention Convention. This STEM-focused festival is now in its 20th year.
  • 60 DC teenagers, ages 18-21, fostered interview skills and enriching work experiences in our Summer Youth Employment Program. This six-week program is in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services.

Healthy Living

Healthy living is at the heart of a life well lived. Yet with today’s demands on our time, it’s not getting any easier. At the Y, our goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice for every child and adult. With our caring staff and progressive programs, we are delivering positive change.

Healthy Living

Spotlight Story

Offering a Loyal Helping Hand

I had been heavy my whole life and didn’t care much about my health… until my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He was very overweight when he got sick, so his symptoms were much worse than others. I was 33 years old and I decided I need to take control of my life. Yet if I knew how to get healthy on my own, I would’ve done it by now. I knew I needed help for something this important. I walked into the Y, and found a boot camp class that meets every Monday and Wednesday morning. It took me 10 minutes to walk up the stairs to the 7th floor studio. I walked in, was immediately daunted and walked back out. Two flights down the stairs, I turned back around. From then on, I kept getting up and going in. Everyone in the class was much more in shape than I, but they took the time to help me, especially the instructor Ryan. I started working out two days a week in boot camp and one on my own. Ryan even offered me a free personal training session. The Y was so supportive and unintimidating.

I’m the person who’s responsible for my health, and Ryan is now a close second. My eating is better, my health is better and my blood pressure dropped. By October 2013, I had lost 80 pounds and started running for fun. Ryan was so invested in my success that he came out to my first Army 10-Miler to encourage and track me from the sidelines. In April 15, 2013, when I started going to the Y, I could barely run a mile. Just eleven months later, I finished my first marathon.

John Hagner, Member of YMCA National Capital

How can you help yourself and others live better?

Healthy Living


Getting More Out of Life

The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being issues—and a leader in fighting chronic disease. Here’s how we empowered people to lead fuller, healthier and more connected lives in 2013.

  • 3,538 seniors got fit, social and smart in our Fit & Well Seniors program. This free program supports DC’s growing senior population, many of whom are widowed, living on a modest income, and have limited access to activities.
  • New exercise programs were launched to keep our 65,926 members’ minds and bodies strong including Aerial Yoga, Cooking Classes, Krav Maga, Tabata and Y-Fit.
  • 17,601 individuals developed personal health and life skills in aquatics classes and camps at the Y.
  • We celebrated YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative, with ten free events throughout the region that helped 4,000 kids and adults develop healthy habits at home.
  • YMCA DC’s Diabetes Prevention Program was awarded Pending Recognition for the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). Full recognition will be awarded following a successful performance evaluation over the next two years.

Social Responsibility

We have been listening and responding to the DC region’s most critical needs for 162 years. Whether providing assistance for at-risk families, developing skills and confidence through mentoring, or building healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

Social Responsibility

Spotlight Story

Reviving a Story of Courage & Hope

Imagine being born in a world with few choices and no opportunities; where you are breaking the law if you learn how to read and defying the odds by being able to purchase your own freedom. The 1850s were a time plagued by slavery, gambling, crime and callous divides. There was a dire need for refuge and wholesome activities in every home, but no plight was more challenging than that of African Americans.

Anthony Bowen, a slave who purchased his freedom for $425 in 1830, envisioned a different future. Just two years after the Y was founded in the U.S., Anthony Bowen organized the first YMCA to serve African-Americans. For over 100 years, this Y was the only place African American men could nurture their potential, and it quickly became an anchor in the U Street/ Shaw community. Great minds found refuge at YMCA Anthony Bowen – poet Langston Hughes, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Charles Drew, Duke Ellington, NBA great Elgin Baylor, activist Marcus Garvey and many more.

“Not only did this Y survive decades of civil unrest, economic hardship, and racial conflict, but it also continues to serve as a metropolis for African-American intellectual and cultural life, nurturing some of the greatest leaders in our history,” states Angie L. Reese-Hawkins, President & CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

160 years after its founding, over 150 leaders surge W Street, NW to revive an iconic YMCA and its inspiring heritage. YMCA Anthony Bowen re-opened on September 9, 2013 as a welcoming, diverse and inspiring community space. The redeveloped YMCA unites the right minds and resources for community interaction, education, healthy living, and life-changing programs. The ability of this Y to adapt and serve its community’s evolving needs has made it renowned the world over. But at the end of the day, we’re offering more than progressive amenities and programs, we’re reviving a legacy.

How can you leave a lasting legacy?

Social Responsibility


Coming Together for the Common Good

YMCAs have a history of serving their communities in resourceful, innovative and timely ways. Our staff and volunteers may not have all the answers, but here’s how their courage challenged personal and social ills in 2013.

  • $2,076,454 was provided in scholarships and subsidies to 10,095 children and adults who turned to the Y for help. From membership to youth sports, summer camp to swim lessons, and so much more, the Y was accessible to all.
  • 4,460 volunteers gave 114,151 hours of their time and talent to help the YMCA fulfill its mission.
  • The nation experienced the first Federal Government Shutdown in 18 years. We responded by offering free and unrestricted membership to 258 furloughed families. During their time off, they alleviated anxiety, found a community of support, and boosted their health.
  • The White House honored the YMCA as a Champion of Change because of the extraordinary things we do to empower and inspire our communities. Rarely is an organization celebrated, but on June 7, 2013, the YMCA was in the spotlight!
  • YMCA Youth & Family Services, our social services branch, served 3,237 of the region’s neediest adults and children. All services are free and include counseling, mentoring and early intervention.

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Welcome to YMCA 2013 Annual Report

Angie L. Reese-Hawkins President & CEO (YMCA of Metropolitan Washington)

Financial Report

Below is our audited financial report for fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

Statement of Activities

Revenue $47,489,626
Membership Dues $20,559,540
Program Fees $20,483,752
Grants $2,749,966
Contributions $2,411,002
Investment Income, Net $770,422
Property Valuation Gain $500,000
Other $14,944
Expenses $47,768,081
Physical Education & Athletics $22,541,368
Developmental Care $11,403,775
Management & General $6,173,617
Community Services $2,952,001
Resident Camping $2,096,384
Day Camps $1,926,719
Fundraising $494,008
Group-Social Rehabilitation $180,209
Change in Net Assets ($278,455)

Statement of Financial Position

Assets $78,508,355
Liabilities $48,237,641
Net Assets $30,270,714
Total Liabilities & Net Assets $78,508,355