The Knox County YMCA is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to utilize Christian principles to instill character development. We believe in the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and practice these values in our daily lives. Financial Assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
As part of our mission, no person is denied participation or services of the YMCA thanks to our generous donors. Each year, the YMCA conducts a sustaining fundraising campaign (Strong Kids Campaign) in order to ensure that every person wishing to participate at the YMCA has opportunity to do so. Annually, the YMCA forgives approximately $50,000 in membership and program dollars which must be generated through private donors such as you.
Please consider giving to the YMCA to make an impact on youth and families. For more information on how you can make a tax deductible gift, please contact Adam Sampson at (309) 344-1324.
Strong Kids Campaign
The Knox County YMCA Strong Kids Campaign helps to provide support for individuals and families in need to participate in YMCA programs. The Y is the leading non-profit for strengthening communities through youth development, health living and social responsibility. We strongly believe every person should have the opportunity to participate in our programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need it most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact in your own neighborhood.
Levels of Giving:
$3,000+: A Strong Kids Corporate Sponsor Gift would enable one child to attend ½ year of full-time day care or 27 children to attend one week of summer day camp.
$1,500: A Strong Kids Banner Sponsor Gift may provide for two single-parent family members or six youth memberships.
$250: A Pacesetting Club Gift would provide one youth membership or an opportunity to participate in four youth league sports
$50: A Friend of Youth Gift would provide a summer membership for one youth.
For more information on how you can make a tax deductible gift, please contact Adam Sampson at (309) 344-1324.
YMCA Youth Sports Sponsors
The Knox County YMCA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Youth Sports Programs. Sponsoring a youth sports league at the YMCA enables a business to make an investment in a precious commodity: our children. Specifically, your sponsorship dollars help to purchase sporting equipment to assist those who are unable to afford the league, and to keep the league fees to a minimum. Youth Sports Sponsors are listed on a banner in our gym and used as names for youth sports teams. For future Youth Sports Sponsorship opportunities, contact Justin Inskeep at 344-1324.
OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center
Galesburg Christian School
Galesburg Firefighters Local #555
Breedlove’s Sporting Goods
Gaylen Johnson D.D.S.
Elks Lodge 894
Leiber's Hobo Express
Tompkins State Bank
Side Trax Restaurant
The Heritage Club recognizes and thanks those who have taken steps now to help guarantee a strong future for the Y by including a gift to the YMCA Endowment in their estate plans. There are many ways to accomplish this including, but not limited to:
Gift in your will or revocable living trust
Future gift of a life insurance policy
Creation of a charitable trust
For more information on how you can help create a brighter tomorrow for kids and families in our community, contact Adam Sampson at 344-1324.