You Can Make a Difference

The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility due to generous members like you. When you give to the Walla Walla YMCA, you are making a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood. Financial assistance makes the Walla Walla YMCA available to the children, families, adults and seniors who need it most.

Annual Campaign

The Walla Walla YMCA is committed to a best practice, year-round approach to annual community support. Although the Annual Campaign is a year-round program, once a year, during a 4-week period, the Y makes a special effort to contact staff, volunteers, members, and community partners to help fund our mission. Each year the Y addresses ever changing community needs; thus raising charitable dollars makes timely, community specific mission impact possible.

Capital Development

Donations to the YMCA Capital Development Program create the tools necessary to meet growing and evolving community needs. Your gift allows the YMCA to continue to expand and improve facilities, and provide more programs and services.

Heritage Club – Endowment

Gifts to the Endowment Fund provide a stable and enduring source of funding that protects the Ys ability to positively influence our community for generations to come. Endowed funds are held in perpetuity and wisely invested. Become a member of the Walla Walla YMCA Heritage Club.

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YMCA Capital Development Program

Donations to the YMCA Capital Development Program create the tools necessary to meet growing and evolving community needs. Your gift allows the YMCA to continue to expand and improve facilities, and provide more programs and services.

Heritage Club

Preserving The Past While Enriching The Future – Walla Walla YMCA Heritage Club

Preserving The Past

For more than 130 years, the Y has been serving the Walla Walla Community and has been a powerful and positive influence in the lives of thousands of people.

Together with our members, volunteers and friends, we have made our community stronger by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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.

While Enriching The Future

To ensure the passing of this gift, the Heritage Club was formed in 2013. Friends in the Heritage Club will perpetuate the purpose, values and traditions of the Walla Walla YMCA beyond their own lifetimes by gifting some of the assets they have accumulated to the Y’s permanent endowment fund.

Heritage Club Qualifications

Membership in the Heritage Club is open to individuals who inform us they have provided for the Y in their wills or trusts, or through other planned giving options: Gifts of cash, Gifts of appreciated assets, wills or bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, retirement assets, life insurance, or life estate.

Heritage Club Benefits

Members are recognized for their generosity by:

  • Invitation to an annual luncheon/dinner
  • Names listed on our website and/or publications
  • Quarterly newsletter

As a Heritage Club Member, your charitable contribution creates lifelong experiences for entire families, even beyond your lifetime.

Children can build self-esteem and discover personal talents at the Y. Teens can connect with peers, receive support from positive role models and learn leadership skills. Adults can develop new friendships and feel a sense of belonging in the entire community.

You can create experiences beyond your lifetime. Your support of the Y core values of caring honesty, respect and responsibility will create unforgettable experiences.

Endowment Committee

Ted Cohan

Tim Donaldson

Mark Graves

John Reese

Peter Harvey

For more information contact:

Ann Berner Counsell
Director of Development

509-525-8863 x117 or

Walla Walla YMCA
340 S Park, Walla Walla, WA, 99362

Your Dollars At Work

Your Dollars at Work in Our Community


The YMCA’s Community Center for Youth is a program/place for teens in our community. A place to play sports, video games, breakdance, learn to cook and express yourself through art.

With weekly dinners, movie nights and seasonal dances/trips, there is something for every teen. Open every M/W/F from 6-9 PM to teens in middle and high school. See you there!


Learn to Swim

The Aquatics Program provides 6 free swimming lessons for every 2nd grader in the Walla Walla School District as well as children from Touchet, Dixie, and Milton State Line schools.

During the week of Walla Walla’s public school spring break free swimming lessons are also provided. Children between the ages of 5 and 12, who are not YMCA members, are eligible to sign up for 5 free swimming lessons.

The US Army Corps of Engineers teams up with the YMCA to teach water safety to every child in the Walla Walla School District K-5th grade. At each school they provide information and practical skills to keep children and their family’s safe in and around the water.


Y’s Little Owl Preschool

This program supports children of various ethnic backgrounds from our community. Activities are held five days a week and reach 25-30 children.

Learning activities include learning numbers, alphabet and shapes, science and art. Other group activities such as swimming and sports give children a wide range of learning experiences.

We are grateful for the support of this program which provides a safe and secure environment for our children.



The YMCA reaches out to others by opening its doors and making its facility and staff available to other organizations, agencies and schools.

The Jubilee Youth Ranch brings 10-15 youths twice a week in the evenings for basketball, swimming, weight room and other activities year round. The Y has a long-standing relationship with Commitment 2 Community, and during the school year the Y staff provide transportation for 10-16 kids to come to the Y every week for recreational activities including swimming and the Action Zone.

The last several years the Y has made a strong impact on the students of Blue Ridge Elementary  Twice a month, over 50 students come the Y looking to enjoy the pool, gymnasiums, Action Zone and Rock Climbing Wall.


Forms and Disclosures

Walla Walla YMCA Annual Campaign