Northern Lights YMCA Launches 2019 Annual Campaign

2019 Annual Campaign Co-Chairs Matt and Meredith Pipp speak at the kickoff event held at Pine Grove Country Club.

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has launched its annual campaign to ensure that everyone in the Dickinson County region has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, youth swim lessons, senior exercise classes, homelessness initiatives and personal wellness goals.

“Throughout Dickinson County, countless people know the Northern Lights YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think,” said Jonathan Ringel, Northern Lights YMCA Center Director. “The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.”

This year, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center hopes to raise $50,000. Funds raised will support youth swim lessons, summer day camp, senior health classes, scholarship opportunities and program support.

“We’re excited by what the YMCA has brought to Dickinson County over the past eight years”, said Campaign Co-Chairs Matt & Meredith Pipp. “We would like to see a lot more children, adults, seniors, veterans and families benefit the way we have from our participation in the Y. In order to do that it’s important for the Y to reach all income levels in our area.”

The recently completed Capital Campaign differs from the Y’s Annual Campaign. The Capital Campaign funds are being used for building renovations, which began in December. Annual Campaign funds directly support programming and membership, ensuring access to the Y for all in the community.

Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for: 137 children to have a safe place to learn and build confidence after school; for 231 seniors the opportunity for mobility strengthening and diabetes prevention; and 450 people access to education and training to reach their full potential.

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Jonathan Ringel, NLYMCA Dickinson Center Director at 906-774-4076 or or click here.