South Orange Family YMCA Capital Campaign

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The YMCA has been leasing the portion of the building on Gilbert Street that has served as our home since 2011 but that’s all about to change.
We have spent the last six years listening to the growing wants and needs of our now 8,500 members. Although we have managed to accommodate most requests within our existing space, we are limited as to what we can do to accommodate the more extravagant requests that require dedicated facilities, such as lap swimming and organized sports.
When the Y first entered into contract to lease a portion of the Gilbert Street building, we knew there was potential for growth within the building’s existing footprint for when the time came that we needed it. That time has come. So, we are excited to announce that the Y is purchasing the entire building, making the South Orange Family YMCA a permanent fixture in Monroe and reaffirming our commitment to improving the quality of life in the region—but that’s not all.
With this purchase comes even more exciting news—The purchase provides us an additional 20,000 square feet to build a swimming pool, locker rooms, a full court gymnasium and additional program space to address the growing and ever changing needs of our members and the community.
In order to make this plan come to fruition, the Y will rely on financial support from members and friends to raise $600,000 toward the overall project cost of $2 million.


Full Court Gymnasium
4-Lane, 25-Yard Pool with Family Play Area
Family Locker Room
Expansion of the Men's Locker Room
Expansion of the Women's Locker Room
Multipurpose Room


Whether you make a personal donation, encourage others to do so, connect us to other potential donors, or all of the above, your support of the 2017 SOFY Capital campaign is greatly appreciated and will make a difference in our community.
There’s so many opportunities for you to help.
Make a Personal Donation:
Make a one-time gift or spread a more generous gift over a 5 year period.
Naming Opportunities:
Have one of our program spaces named after you, your family, your business,
or in memory of someone special. Naming opportunities range from $10,000-$150,000.
Pledge Amount
Amount Available
Large Gymnasium
Preschool Gymnasium
Child Watch
Youth Center
Group Exercise
Yoga Studio
Cycling Studio
Men's Locker Room
Women's Locker Room
Etched in History:
Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a tile on a donor recognition wall in the new pool area.
Consider making a joint gift with family or friends or purchase a tile in memory of a loved one.
Tile Size
Pledge Amount
Amount Available
8"x8" Tile
6"x8" Tile
6"x6" Tile
Spread the Word:
Encourage individuals, friends, and family to support this campaign.
Identify Potential Donors:
Share the names of individuals or companies who have the capacity to give a gift.
Be a Leader:
Organize a fundraising event to raise money for the SOFY Capital Campaign.
Host a Puzzle Party:
Host a puzzle party at your home, office or other location. Invite 10-20 friends, family members, YMCA members or colleagues who may be interested in adding a piece to the puzzle by making a group, personal or corporate contribution to the campaign.
The Y will provide invitations to be sent to guests and on the day of the event you simply provide light refreshments to be enjoyed while our Campaign Chair, Ross Miceli, discusses the details of our project with your guests.
As a thank you for your efforts, a small puzzle, with the names or messages of you and your guests will be displayed in the Y.
*A minimum of 10 guests is required.

To schedule a Puzzle Party or for more information contact:
Ross Miceli, Campaign Chair
(P) 845 956 1490


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