Investment in Your Community: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is an association of nine YMCAs and Program Centers located across Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest YMCA organization in the state. The YMCA is the only non-profit in Chester County dedicated to strengthening community and partners with organizations and individuals to provide programming and offerings centered around the pillars of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


What Does It Mean to Be a Sponsor? 
In supporting the YMCA, you will benefit from association with a recognized and respected organization with a global brand presence while ensuring your contribution directly impacts your employees, neighbors and friends within Chester County. With a wide range of programming and offerings, everyone can find something they love at the YMCA. 

Your support will not go unnoticed. YGBW annually serves between 10–15% of Chester County residents through life-changing programming. Thank you for your commitment to helping the YMCA of Greater Brandywine's Annual Campaign!
 

You can download materials to support your campaigning efforts below. 

  • General Pledge Form: Online Form

  • Staff Pledge Form: PDF | Online Form
     
  • Board Pledge Form: PDF | Online Form
     
  • Campaigner Handbook 

SAMPLE EMAIL FOR CAMPAIGNERS 

TO: Yourfriend@email.com
FROM: You@email.com

Subject: Make a Difference/Greater Brandywine (Branch Name)

Dear XXX, 

Start by sharing your Y story or why you support the Y. Your role at the Y.

At the Y, 1 out of every 4 of our members are on financial assistance for membership and/or program
fees. By donating today, you can help more kids participate in youth sports or learn to be safe around
water. You can assist cancer survivors reclaim their health after treatment ends or you can help children
be safe within the walls of our Y on a daily basis. We host blood drives, coat drives, food drives and
often collect items for our Christmas Giving Trees to help those going through a touch time. As you can
see, our work in the community is not finished.

As raise funds for our Annual Campaign, we turn to you for support. A meaningful gift will help us meet
our goal of $XXXX. Please consider a pledge by May 31 to be included in the 2024 Annual Campaign.
The need is real, and YOU can make a difference. Invest in our community, donate today to the YMCA
of Greater Brandywine. I’ve made my donation; can I count on you to make one too?

Your donation can be a pledge which does not need to be paid until the end of the year. Please consider
helping by making a pledge now. The link to pledge is ymcagbw.org/donatenow.

Feel free to reply to this email and let me know your preference. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and keeping you informed about the
work we are doing in the community.

Yours In Service,

Your name and branch