2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Heart of the Valley YMCA 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Our Impact As a global organization, the Y’s impact is both far-reaching and long-lasting, from influencing our nation’s culture to creating the next geration of changemakers. With programs and initiatives designed to bring people together and inspire positive change, we strive to make an impact across the country — and the world. Our Reach Founded in 1844, the Y has grown into one of the largest organizations focused on strengthening communities, serving more than 64 million people in 120 countries. Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that empower all people to reach their full potential with dignity.

Youth Development

Healthy Living

What We Do We believe that everyone — no matter who they are or where they’re from — deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of ensuring people and communities thrive.

Social Responsibility

To ensure that no one is turned away from the YMCA programs and services due to the inability to pay full fees.




As the Chair of the 2024 Annual Giving Campaign for the Heart of the Valley YMCA, I am thrilled to present opportunities to impact and enrich our community through Y programs and services such as:

• Early Childhood Education Centers (catering to families seeking affordable, high-quality childcare and preschools education) • Youth initiatives (aimed at shaping a brighter future for our young generations) • Chronic Disease Prevention (efforts that harness the Y’s commitment to healthy living with purpose) • Athletic opportunities for children, youth, and adults (that encourage team building and social engagement) and much, much more. In 2023, we provided close to $3 million in financial aid and scholarships for a range of programs and services. Our goal is to expand this support even more in 2024. Your contributions directly benefit children, individuals, and families in our community. Every donation makes a meaningful difference. We collaborate closely with nonprofit organizations that share our ethos of enhancing the North Alabama community we call home. Our commitment to expansion is unwavering, as we forge new partnerships each year, thereby bolstering our capacity to serve effectively. I am deeply honored to have been selected as the campaign chair for 2024 and extend a warm invitation for you to stand with me in strengthening our community through Y programs and services. One out of every five individuals have a story intertwined with the Y. We would love to weave ourselves into yours. Respectfully, Orlis Moss 3

WHERE WE ARE Heart of the Valley YMCA Association Office

238 Business Park Blvd, Suite 101, Madison, AL, 35758

Hogan Family YMCA

130 Park Square Lane, Madison, AL, 35758

Southeast Family YMCA

1000 Weatherly Road, Huntsville, AL, 35803

Downtown Express YMCA

101 Church Street, Huntsville, AL, 35801

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee

4380 Cha-La-Kee Road, Guntersville, AL, 35976

Early Childhood Education Centers YMCA Downtown Early Childhood Education Center 2000-A Vernon Avenue, Huntsville, AL, 35805 YMCA Northwest Early Childhood Education Center 4600 Blue Springs Road, Huntsville, AL, 35810 YMCA Southeast Early Childhood Education Center 1000 Weatherly Road, Huntsville, AL, 35803

Power Scholars Academy Summer and Afterschool Programs Our Power Scholars Academy Summer Program and Afterschool Program Partners include:

New Market Elementary School Guntersville Elementary School Cherokee Elementary School Brindlee Mountain Primary Brindlee Mountain Elementary


HOW TO GIVE 100% of donations are used to support local programs and services in our community. Give online at ymcahuntsville.org/donate

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Visit a branch to fill out a pledge card, or request a digital pledge card. Email Dr. Shannon Neblett at Shannon.neblett@ymcahuntsville.org PLANNED GIVING By making a planned gift to the Heart of the Valley YMCA, you guarantee the sustained availability of our vital services and programs within the community for years ahead. Your contribution secures the future of our mission while also offering tax advantages and other benefits through

various current and deferred gift options. You can Participate in Planned Giving With: • An outright gift • A bequest in your will • A memorial gift •

Naming the Heart of the Valley YMCA as a beneficiary of retirement or insurance funds

Contact Dr. Shannon Neblett, Chief Development Officer, at Shannon.neblett@ymcahuntsville.org for more information on how to make a planned gift.


OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT The Heart of the Valley YMCA in North Alabama serves as more than just a fitness center. We are a community-focused organization spanning Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, and Limestone Counties. From teaching children to swim, to offering support for military families and veterans, we strive to be a hub where families bond, seniors stay engaged, and everyone can access our programs through scholarships. Our YMCA fosters a sense of connectivity for all members of the community.

“The YMCA is important to the community because it IS a community. My family is truly grateful for the scholarship program, and we want to make sure that it doesn’t go to waste.”

- Khaleb and Richard Hogan Family Y member, scholarship recipient and certified lifeguard

READ THEIR STORY & MORE ymcahuntsville.org/about/impact/



Served 26,846 adults and children in 2023

Served 100,715 meals and snacks to children

Served 3, 555 military individuals and families through YMCA Military Outreach

Served 1,697 participants in YMCA swim lessons

Served 514 kids in Day and Overnight Camp at Camp Cha-La-Kee

Served 1,561 kids in YMCA Youth Sports

Served 363 children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs

Served 1,256 kids in YMCA Day Camp

200 backpacks sent home a week for the Backpack Feeding Program

195 children in licensed childcare with CDA certified teachers

522 Students in summer Power Scholars Summer Enrichment Program

$ 2.6 million in Financial Assistance





WHY YOUR SPONSORSHIP MATTERS YOUR SPONSORSHIP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Since 1910, the Heart of the Valley YMCA has been a cornerstone of North Alabama, serving Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, and Limestone Counties. Comprised of three branches, three early childhood education centers and a camp, the Y has continued to support the needs of our growing and diverse communities through quality programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Y is a powerful association of individuals of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive. Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families, and communities. Reflecting its Judeo- Christian heritage, the Heart of the Valley YMCA is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SPONSOR? As a sponsor, you will partner with a respected national charity, positively influencing local communities. The Heart of the Valley YMCA will offer extensive assistance in promoting your sponsorship, following the guidelines provided in the subsequent pages.



$25,000 Power Scholars Academy Program Sponsor

$20,000 Early Childhood Education Sponsor Healthy Heart Sponsor Safety Around Water Sponsor

$15,000 No Child Hungry Sponsor

$10,000 Community Partner Sponsor STEM/STEAM Sponsor

$5,000 Military Campers Sponsor Overnight Campers Sponsor

$1,000 Send 2 Campers to YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee for a week-long summer session

$500 Sponsor a military family with a deployed family member for 6 months of membership



TRUSTEE $25,000+

• Individual Trustee recognition signage at each of the 3 Heart of the Valley YMCA branches • Table for 8 with company logo at the Veterans Prayer Breakfast • Logo on the Soggy Seals Triathlon t-shirt • Logo on the sleeve of one athletic team’s jersey • Logo on all of the Healthy Kids Day (YMCA national event) promotional materials and event landing page • 2 named Military Outreach Scholarships • 2 named First Class Pre-K Scholarships

• 3 Camp Cha La Kee cabin rentals (10 people per cabin, must be used on the same date, 24-hour rental) • Annual logo placement on the Heart of the Valley website with link to company site • Annual logo placement in the Heart of Valley YMCA newsletter (distribution, 50,000+) • Logo posted at events where AV screens are used • Newsletter spotlight article • Social media spotlight • Recognition in annual impact report “The YMCA is going to help me live longer and be independent longer. I keep coming back and doing my very best.” - Bonita Southeast Y member, former scholarship recipient, triathlon competitor


FOUNDER $20,000 - $24,999

• Recognition as a Founder on donor walls at each of the 3 Heart of the Valley YMCA branches • Annual logo placement on the Heart of the Valley YMCA website with link to company website • 2 named Camp Cha La Kee Scholarships • Logo on the sleeve of one athletic team’s jersey

• 2 named Extended Adventures Scholarships • 2 Camp Cha La Kee cabin rentals (10 people per cabin must be used on the same date, 24-hour rental) • Social media spotlight • Newsletter welcome spotlight (distribution, 50,000+) • Recognition in annual impact report

“My children have come a long way, and I feel that none of it would be possible without the assistance, kindness, and compassion of the Y and its staff.” - Erica, Tre and Desirae Reics, Early Childhood Education parent and Southeast Family Y member


INVESTOR $15,000 - $19,999

• Recognition as an Investor on donor walls at each of the 3 Heart of the Valley YMCA branches • Annual logo placement on the Heart of the Valley website with link to company site • Logo on the sleeve of one athletic team’s jersey

• 2 named Power Scholars Scholarships • 1 cabin rental at Camp Cha La Kee ( 10 people in a cabin, 24-hour cabin rental) • Social media spotlight • Newsletter welcome spotlight (distribution, 50,000+) • Recognition in annual impact report

After losing her husband and being forced to retire from her fulfilling job due to health problems, Terry turned to the Southeast Family Y, even though she knew that she couldn’t afford the membership. To her surprise, the Y provided Terry with a scholarship! Today, Terry swims laps in the pool and is an avid devotee of water aerobics. She is now 40 pounds lighter and has made many new friends.


BENEFACTOR $10,000 - $14,999

• Recognition as a Benefactor on donor wall at each of the 3 Heart of the Valley YMCA branches • Annual logo placement on the Heart of the Valley YMCA website with link to company site

• 2 Named Military Outreach Scholarships • Newsletter welcome (distribution, 50,000+) • Social media spotlight • Recognition in annual impact report

ADVOCATE $5,000 - $9,999

• Recognition as an Advocate on donor wall at each of the 3 Heart of the Valley YMCA branches • 2 named Pre-K Scholarships

• Newsletter welcome (distribution 50,000+) • Social media introduction as an Advocate • Recognition in annual impact report

YOUR GIFT CAN Save a Life Provide Hope Change Lives For The Better Ensure Access To All


SUPPORTER $1,000 - $4,999

• Recognition as a Supporter on donor wall at one branch location • Newsletter Welcome (distribution 50,000+) • Door tile with company name next to 1 branch office

• Social media introduction as a Supporter • Recognition in the annual impact report

FRIEND $500 - $999

• Recognition as a Friend on donor wall at one branch location • Recognition on social media list of YMCA Friends • Recognition in the annual impact report

DONOR $1 - $499

• Recognition as a Donor on donor wall at one branch location • Recognition in the annual impact report


ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IMPACT A CHILD - $2,000 Supporting the Heart of the Valley YMCA’s Early Childhood Education Program will enhance the quality of a child’s early education and provide access to children in our community. Your contribution grants naming rights to a classroom and allows us to maintain our standard of excellence in preschool education and childcare. Join us in September to celebrate your impact with a party alongside the children you’ve positively impacted. See firsthand the difference your support makes in their lives. CHA-LA-KEE SOCIETY - $1,000 Leave a legacy that will last a lifetime and become a member of The Cha-La-Kee Society! Becoming a member of The Cha-La-Kee Society by giving to our Annual Support Campaign, leaves a lifetime of impact in two ways: • Your generous donation of $1000 will enable two deserving children to attend camp, with one child participating in a week-long Overnight Camp experience and another in a week-long Day Cam session. This contribution provides each child with the opportunity to cultivate valuable skills, forge lasting friendships, create cherished memories, and experience the magic of camp life. • This gift offers you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at Camp Cha La Kee by providing a rocking chair in honor of a person or group of your choice, ensuring their memory lives on indefinitely at the camp. • We will celebrate our Cha-La-Kee Society donors with a banquet every January at Camp Cha-La-Kee, where you can see your rocking chairs and learn about the impact you’ve made in the lives of our community’s deserving youth! Y VINE & DINE: FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER October 20th, 2024 Join us for an exquisite evening of culinary delight as we bring together the finest locally sourced ingredients and exceptional wines in support of the YMCA. Indulge your senses in a gastronomic journey that celebrates community, sustainability, and well-being.



“As a single mother of five, I faced challenges managing my preschool-aged son’s behavior, my non-verbal toddler, and a newborn baby while my other two children were in school. The YMCA offered financial support for my children to join the Early Childhood Education Program. This assistance transformed my son’s behavior, improving his respectfulness and academic performance, while my daughter blossomed into a happy talker. This lifeline gave me hope, allowing me to strategize for the future and witness my children thriving.” - Mrs. Sanders

“Having been a lifelong member of the YMCA and actively participating in many programs, I can confidently attest to the transformative impact it has had on my life. From fostering the friendships, I have developed to promoting my physical fitness and personal growth, the YMCA has been a constant source of support for me. Its inclusive environment and dedicated staff have truly made it a second home.” - Cindy J.


“Participating in YMCA classes has truly changed my life at 70. The classes have helped me improve my overall health, both physical and emotions. I have been reunited with members of my community after the loss of my husband. The instructors have made the classes the highlight of my weeks. The friends I have made help to keep me coming and help me feel young and stay active.” - Mary P.

“As a small family with the income of two artists, we were pleased to discover the Y’s membership flexibility and scholarship offerings. The process to apply was straightforward and the Y was able to offer us a membership price that was within our budget. The facilities and staff have always been clean and welcoming, and the scholarships gave us the avenue to get started working out again on our own schedule in order to focus on our health and wellbeing. We are excited to grow with the YMCA and hope to remain members for years to come.” - Emmie M.


Heart of the Valley YMCA


DON’T WAIT. YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY! Make a difference and contact shannon.neblett@ymcahuntsville.org

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