The YMCA is one of the largest nonprofit community service
organizations in America!
Every day, Y staff and volunteers deliver on our cause to strengthen the North Suburbs. Our service area, which includes 15 local communities, is both broad and diverse. Whether building confidence in kids, encouraging someone to achieve a health goal, or bringing people from different backgrounds together to improve our local neighborhoods, every connection we make contributes to a better “us.”
Currently, the NSYMCA is in the final phase of an 8-year, $8.2 million capital improvement project. Past phases have included highly visible developments, including renovations to our playgrounds, ADA access to our facilities, and revitalization of our wellness floor and locker rooms. The concluding portion of our master facility plan for the Y has a goal of $500,000, which will further enliven our presence in the community.
NSYMCA’s giving clubs recognize generous members, supporters, and community leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to the Y and its mission to help children, families, and seniors in our community reach their full potential.
Help make a difference in your community!
Each year the NSYMCA hosts the Ken & Alta Thiel Strong Kids Dinner to raise funding for our Assistance Fund. Named in honor of the North Suburban Y's founders, Ken and Alta Thiel, the annual dinner provides funding to make Y programs accessible to families in financial need, including after-school childcare, summer camp, special needs programs, and memberships.
Gifts to this fund are also accepted year-round. Every dollar donated to the North Suburban Y lifts the world around us, building stronger families and connecting communities – For a better us!
Make a donation to the North Suburban YMCA in honor of a loved one or friend. Your gift may be made in memory of someone special or in honor of a holiday, anniversary, celebration, or birthday, etc. A special note of recognition will be sent to the honoree on your behalf.
The Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund was created in honor of Howard Schultz's 10 years of service as President/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA). Funding enhances positive experiences for youth in NSYMCA athletic, special needs, and youth programs, to promote new skills, enjoyment, health, community involvement, and leadership development.