Annual Campaign

Darien YMCA Annual Giving Campaign Moving Forward Together


The past two years have taught us many lessons, but one thing we know for sure is that our success is connected to the success of our entire community.  

Despite continued obstacles in 2021, the Darien Y never stopped providing the safe environment and support programs needed to overcome challenges and begin anew on so many different levels.   

But, we couldn’t have done it without our community, our partners and our donors!  

With our Annual Campaign Launch, we invite you to continue to Move Forward Together with us into a new, more hopeful year!  Your donation will help us restore our connections and strengthen our community by providing financial assistance for memberships, pre-school, summer camp, and creating programs for seniors, individuals with disabilities and many others. By supporting the Y, you help guarantee that everyone - regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay - can belong to the Y, participate in healthy programs and improve their lives. 

Our goal is to raise $250,000, so that more seniors, individuals with special needs, cancer survivors, and families in need can... 

Heal Together,
Swim Together,
Train Together,
Learn Together,
Thrive Together,
Belong Together

Help us sustain what we, as a community, have worked so hard to restore these past two years: a place where everyone, regardless of age, background, or income, feels welcome and can learn, grow, and thrive.   

Please consider making a gift today! 


  • · Donate Now
  • · Make a check payable to Darien YMCA and mail to Darien YMCA, Development Office, 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
  • · Call the Darien YMCA, Development Office at (203) 655-8228 ext.1358
  • · Download a pledge card here, complete, and email to Karen Ford at
  • · Setup your recurring gift online
  • · Call the Darien YMCA Development Office at (203) 655-8228, ext. 1358
  • · Download a pledge card here, complete, and email to Karen Ford at
  • · Complete your donation online, via mail or in-person
  • · Research your employer’s matching gift process and submit donation receipt
  • · Confirm your company has made a donation to the Darien YMCA
  • · Donate Stock, Set-up a Legacy Gift, or Honor Someone, please contact Karen Ford at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1358 or
  • · Give an in-kind gift of supplies, equipment, or furniture, contact Karen Ford at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1358 or

The Darien YMCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable community service organization, EIN: 06-0859795. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.


Provides a safe place for a youth to get homework help and interact with positive role models after school for one week.

Will save a life by providing swim lessons for a swimmer with special needs.


Give 3 seniors the chance to stay healthy and connected through their membership to the Y.

Give a cancer survivor access to the life-changing REVIVE program, providing 12 personal training sessions and a 3-month membership to help regain their self-esteem, confidence, strength and stamina.