Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Fortunately, where we see some obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff, and the generous donors like you to make a difference. No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.

The Y. So Much More

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All kids deserve a chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

A young girl whose summers are full of fun, exciting adventures, and friendships that last a lifetime. She's a Y Camp kid! Watch Sydney's story and see how there's so much more to the Y than you might think.

A young boy avoided being swept away by a rip current because of the life-saving skills he learned through Y aquatics programs.

On their journey from boys to young men, these boys have experienced a continuum of development at the Y. Watch the Golden's story and see how there's so much more to the Y than you might think.

As the mother of two adopted boys, Sara credits YMCA summer camp for helping her boys break out of their shell and enjoy being kids.


Dylan is given a safe place to learn, grow and thrive at YMCA School-Age Child Care.

You can improve the nation's health and well-being by starting in your community. The Y brings families closer together, supports fitness and fun, and provides opportunities to manage chronic diseases in a supportive environment.

Hawau dedicated her life to helping others in war-torn areas. But when it came to the battle for her life, she relied on help from the Y. Watch her story and see how there's so much more to the Y than you might think.


Dooley recovered from surgery and regained his strength through water aerobics at the Y.

For Shawnae, the Y became a support system for her family when they needed it most - when their daughter was diagnosed with cancer.


Gloria regained her strength through the YMCA after battling cancer three times.


Ralph decided to take charge of his weight and health; with help from the Y.
When you support the Y, you help neighbors in need. Join us in promoting youth development and fostering healthy living in your neighborhood. Each of these areas has a long-range impact for all of us and ensures Y programs and services are open to all.

Chris suffered a traumatic brain injury following a severe car accident. Chris didn't know if he would ever fit in anywhere again - until he began work as a Y volunteer. Watch Chris's story and see how there's so much more to the Y than you might think.


YMCA Teen Leaders’ Club members are taking a stand against teenage suicide in their community.



Karen helps children reach their full potential in a YMCA after school tutoring program.

Annual Campaign

We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the Peninsula, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible.  All charitable donations help families who cannot afford the full price of programs such as child care.

When your give to the YMCA, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community.

Together, we’ll take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our community.

Now, when you think of your YMCA you’ll know it’s more than just a gym…it’s a cause.  A cause, that, with your generous support, will continue to strengthen the community in which you live.  GIVE. AND DO SO MUCH MORE.

Our financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.

Make a secure Donation

Click on the link below to make a secure donation to your favorite branch of the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA. You will be directed off our site, directly into our donation software; it is a safe and secure site. This is a temporary fix for a technical fix that must be completed. Thanks for your patience.

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What Can My Gift Do?

  • $2500 helps a single parent family afford preschool child care for an entire year
  • $1500 provides one month of school for 20 at-risk Kindergarten students through Star Achiever's Academy YMCA
  • $1000 provides a child with a summer of day camp fun
  • $500 strengthens a family with six months of membership
  • $400 provides one child a week at Camp Kekoka - YMCA residence camp
  • $250 supports one team to participate in YMCA youth sports or a teen to develop leadership skills
  • $150 gives one child a complete Bright Beginnings experience (shopping with a volunteer for school clothes, shoes, coat and backpack of supplies)
  • $100 provides one child with one week of quality before and after school child care
  • $50 raises a child's self esteem through participation in a youth sport
  • $25 protects a child from drowning by giving them a session of swim lessons

Give by Mail

If you'd rather mail your gift to the Peninsula YMCA, please send a check made payable to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA to:

Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA
41 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite C
Newport News, VA 23602

Contributions to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.


For over 150 years, the YMCA has devoted itself to serving kids, families and communities. We want to ensure that we will forever be available - providing membership and programs - for everyone who wants and needs the Y in their lives. The good you do can live on forever through a gift to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA Endowment fund.

There are several types of plans listed below. Many of these have wonderful benefits for the gift donors such as increased income and generous tax savings. You will want to consult a tax professional about your plans. We can suggest the following past President of our YMCA as someone who is available to assist you with clear and understandable information about endowing specifically to the YMCA.

Robert M. Pfeifer
728 C Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 873-1110

An outright gift of cash - In this way, donors not only benefit from the good that will be done but current income tax savings.

An outright gift of appreciated assets - If you chose to contribute such items as stock or property owned for longer than one year, you would receive a charitable deduction equal to the current value of the assets while avoiding capital gains taxes.

A life insurance gift - Naming the YMCA as a primary or even secondary beneficiary of your insurance policy paves the way for a large future gift. Should you wish to contribute a life insurance policy that is no longer needed to protect current beneficiaries, you could realize substantial income tax deductions.

A gift through your will - You may wish to consider including the YMCA in your will or living trust. In this way, a fixed amount, specific asset or percentage of your estate may be set aside as bequests and qualify for estate deductions.

A gift made through a charitable trust or annuity - Creating a charitable trust or annuity provides life income for yourself and/or others. With all or a portion of your gift eventually directed to the YMCA, you could receive a charitable deduction.

Nicole White Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA has initiated a scholarship through our endowment fund to honor Nicole White who was one of the thirty-two Virginia Tech students who died on April 16,2007. Nicole was a lifeguard for the Luter Family YMCA in Smithfield and volunteered many hours each week both for the YMCA and for various organizations in her community. The scholarship will be presented each spring to one senior at Smithfield High School for use at a state university of their choice.
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Nicole White Scholarship Recipients

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.