West Cook YMCA

rapid response scholarship is currently on hold until AUGUST

Our Rapid Response Scholarship has reached capacity for May, June, and July. Please check back in early August for availability.

The West Cook YMCA sees no better expression of our goal to promote social equity in our communities than through our scholarship program. Your Y promises to open its doors to all and provide access to a healthy spirit, mind, and body regardless of ability to pay. Because of our members who have generously contributed to the Annual Support Campaign, we have been able to serve our communities’ needs in this manner and are ready to continue supporting those who now find themselves in need.

We understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our country, our state, and our communities. To better meet the needs of those impacted by this pandemic, we are excited to announce our Rapid Response Scholarship program. This updated and improved scholarship program is designed to provide rapid financial assistance approval to those in need without encumbering them with an extended, slow process. 

Annual Support & Financial Assistance Program

Your Y is more than a gym — it’s a community of men, women and children from all walks of life. From volleyball to volunteerism, lunges to learning the alphabet, squats to successfully finding a home, West Cook Y helps our community become stronger every day. 

Our Annual Support Campaign is your opportunity to help friends and neighbors achieve even more.  In 2014, because of gifts from members like you, we provided over $100,000 in financial assistance to more than 1,000 families, adults, seniors and youth in the 10 communities we serve.  Neighbors in need received access to child care, preschool, fitness classes, sports, gardening, enrichment activities, and so much more!

Please join us in making our community stronger by giving to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign.  You can add an amount to your monthly membership deduction, make a donation or complete a pledge card at the front desk, or donate online here.

We are also looking for Y Champions who will lend their time and support to the effort.  If you have a passion for what the Y is and does and you can give your time, please contact Tara Lenardi at tlenardi@westcookymca.org.


Thank you for making your community stronger through the Y’s Annual Support Campaign.

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