Give for a Better Us

Annual Campaign

The Woodruff Family YMCA is pillar non-profit organization, affording opportunities for the social, emotional, educational, physical and mental health and well-being of ALL of our community members. Committing to the service of ALL, no one is turned away for their inability to pay. The Woodruff Family YMCA Annual Campaign allows the Y to award scholarships, thanks to the generosity of members and donors. We invite you to join us.

The goal for the 2024 Woodruff Family YMCA is $100,000 and each donation will be awarded to, and will serve, the most vulnerable members of our community.

Your donation will help us to provide scholarship for Woodruff Family YMCA early learners, children in school aged child care, summer camp, safety in and around the water and swim lesson programs as well as community food insecurity initiatives.

By supporting the Woodruff Family YMCA, you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, can experience Y programs intended to improve their circumstances, increase positive outcomes and change the trajectory of someone’s life.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable community service organization, EIN: 06-0662195. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

Be A Part of Something: Volunteer at the Y

Your generosity and the generosity of other like-minded members of our community is the core of our organization’s success. Volunteer opportunities at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA run the gamut, from one-time commitments such as working to raise funds to support our Financial Assistance programs, to helping at a special event, to longer-term opportunities such as coaching youth and teen sports and tutoring youth.


The YMCA offers volunteers a chance to improve the lives of children and families and to make our communities stronger. In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Experience personal growth
  • Create opportunities for your neighbors to participate at the Y
  • Give back to the community through service to others
  • Explore and/or discover a hidden passion
  • Expand knowledge and skills through training and hands on experiences
  • Fulfill community service requirements for school credit
  • Develop new relationships and make friends
  • Gain community service experience to add to college, financial aid, scholarship and employment applications
  • Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!

Volunteers are critically important to carrying out our mission, so we ask our program volunteers to go through an application and screening process similar to that of our paid staff members. You are a part of the team! This process ensures that the best fit is made between you and the program you are working with, while also ensuring we adhere to our safety protocols.

Volunteer Leadership

With a focus on creating lasting personal and social change for our community, the Woodruff Family YMCA is governed by a Board of Managers that consists of volunteers from throughout the community.

  • Cathy Berni, Chair
  • Craig Dellert
  • Richard D’Onofrio
  • Vicenta Gibbons
  • George Hunihan, Vice Chair
  • Glenn Laudenslager
  • Elizabeth Maurer
  • Diane McCarthy-Bercury
  • Michael Pastir
  • Kristine Torreso
  • Tom Woodard