Annual Campaign

Three Simple Ways to Make a Gift

  1. Pledge Today – Submit a pledge form at your branch or by mail or e-mail, and spread your gift out over the year.
  2. Give Today – A one-time donation using cash, check, or credit card – either at the branch or online.
  3. Draft Tomorrow – Let us know at the branch you would like to add-on a monthly donation to your membership draft.

Now, more than ever, we all need healing.

The Y is now, as it always has been, a place of possibility and promise for all. With rising unemployment, children out of school, social isolation, and a global health crisis, this pandemic has dramatically impacted our community and our YMCA.

Even though we, like everyone, were hit hard by the pandemic, we continued providing services to support our neighbors in need. In 2022, we plan to expand our efforts to create more affordable access to our programs and facilities, providing even more individuals and families the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


2024 Campaign Goal

Campaign Goal 8%
Your Gift Makes a Difference
Membership fees cover the cost of maintaining and operating our facilities. Donated dollars are used for scholarships for individuals and families who cannot afford our fees, but still want and can benefit from our services.
Your Gift Stays Local
Yes. Donations from people in your community support their local YMCA branch. Again, we give away in programs and services much more than we raised. No one is ever turned away from the Y for their inability to pay full price.
Your Gift Makes it Possible
100% of Annual Campaign donations will be utilized to meet the greatest needs of our community and our YMCA
Your Gift Goes a Long Way
Just $20 a month gives four children the chance to participate in youth sports and learn teamwork, self-confidence, good sportsmanship, and social skills for on and off the field.
Your Gift Makes Us Stronger
The Y is a positive force in this community. Together, we take on the challenges that shape York, Lancaster and Chester's futures. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits for a lifetime, everything the Y does in in service of building a Better Us.
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The YMCA of Upper Palmetto is a 501(c)3 charity. The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our tax ID is 57-0335422.

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.