Meet Our Donors
Carolyn and Ed Parrish have cemented their longtime YMCA involvement by including the YMCA in their estate plans, making an investment in children and families for years to come. Read more
With a household to run, a job to clock into and five kids to keep up with, Selena is a hard-working mom. During busy weeks and stressful days, she has peace of mind that the YMCA is there to support her and her family. Read more
Steve Rowe had a transformational impact at the Y during his 38-year career. See how he and his wife, Denise, are ensuring their support for the Y continues for years to come. Read more
Steward Smith likes a good win-win-win situation. He first created a charitable gift annuity (CGA) at the YMCA of San Diego County to benefit Overnight Camp scholarships in 2013. Read more
Malin Burnham, one of the most renowned philanthropists and business leaders in San Diego, was instrumental in establishing the Heritage Club at our YMCA. He was one of our first donors to the endowment fund, and now Malin and the rest of our members are ensuring that generations of families and children will always be able to access the YMCA. Read more
Marion So has been a cheerful and welcoming member of the La Jolla YMCA family for more than 40 years.
"The Y is my home away from home," Marion explains. "I love the Y because of the people." Read more
Sandy Saxten was the co-founder of TS Restaurants, a company with prime locations in California and Hawaii including Jake's Del Mar. Sandy passed away in 2014, and although he leaves a legacy in the local restaurant industry, he had an even more profound impact with a nonprofit that was near and dear to his heart: The YMCA. Read more
“Before the YMCA opened in 2010, there was no real place for older kids and teens to congregate,” says Jennifer Pillsbury, Executive Director of the McGrath Family YMCA. “The Hendrix Youth and Teen Center has made a huge difference in this community!” Read more
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