SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
2020 Annual Report
Dear Friends of the YMCA of Long Island,
This past year, 2020, was unlike any other in our lifetime. It was especially difficult for the most vulnerable populations across our region, state, and our nation. Loss of income from closed or reduced businesses impacted families with limited resources. Parents struggled to ensure their children had educational support and healthy meals, while school buildings remained shuttered. Seniors experienced isolation and difficulty accessing nutritious food and essential supplies. Individuals coping with chronic disease were unable to attend in-person programs and services. Mental health issues skyrocketed at every age.
The year was a strain on every resource available to the Y in the delivery of our mission. But with the miraculous work of our staff and volunteers, the YMCA of Long Island rose to the occasion like never before. Together, during this tumultuous year, we made significant contributions to our region and our local communities; nurturing our youth, improving the health and wellness and inspiring a culture of social responsibility by giving back to our neighbors in need.
Our Annual Report focuses on resiliency and how our Y responded to the critical needs that confronted us. We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure youth, adults, and families have the resources, strength, stamina, and support they need to thrive, as we work towards a brighter future.
While our collective challenges are far from over, we hope you draw faith and hope from learning more about how the Y has continued to be a force for good in our community with the help of our volunteers, members, donors and partners.
With gratitude and hope for a healthy tomorrow,
Anne N. Brigis, President & CEO
Paul Craco, Chief Volunteer Officer
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