Every donation you make to YMCA of Southwestern Ontario goes towards helping people in our communities live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Whether you want to provide ongoing support, pay tribute to someone or leave a legacy, there are many ways to give to the YMCA in addition to a one-time donation.



Make a one time or monthly gift conveniently online. You can also make a donation at any of our locations or by mail: YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, ATTN: Development, 165 Elmwood Ave E., London ON  N6C 0A8

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Gifts of Securities

Support your Y with a donation of publicly listed securities that are exempt from the capital gains tax.



Getting involved in a YMCA fundraiser lets you support your community in a meaningful way! Learn more about our fundraising events happening throughout the year and region.


Supporting Buildings and Programs

Your gift can support buildings, camps and programs across our YMCA region with unique opportunities to be recognized for your gift.

Planned Giving

Wills & Estate Gifts

Including the Y in your estate or long-term financial planning lets your passion for our community live on for future generations. If you would like to leave a bequest, gift of life insurance, securities or other options, we can help you plan your gift.


Our Impact

Through the support of our donors, our programs have a positive impact on the health and well-being of many in our community. Learn more about how your gift makes a difference.

Through the generosity of our donors, last year...

received financial assistance
provided in financial support to access our programs
of camp were subsidized through YMCA Strong Kids

Contact information

If you have inquiries about making a donation, email donations@swo.ymca.ca.

Development Team Contacts:

Christina Harley


VP, Development
519.907.5500 x 1152

Angela Franceschino


Manager, Grants and Communications
519.907.5500 x 1154

Kaitlin Brotzel


Development Manager, Annual Fundraising
519-907-5500 x 1150

Art Stirling


Development Officer
519-360-9622 x 1155

Angela's Y story

“My Family and I became members to the YMCA in 2008. At this time we heard about the Strong Kids Program which was able to assist us in to being able to afford our membership. Our lives have changed so much over the past 7 years. I became a single mom shortly after getting the membership at the YMCA. My children became very involved in the programs that were offered to them. My son did swimming lessons and the Mini Y with teacher Pat. My Daughter enjoyed the play zone and free swim with my son and I. They both became great little swimmers and Faith learned how to walk with the life guards pool side. A lot of milestones happened at the YMCA. 

I'm now the strongest I have ever been. I feel confident, strong and I never feel alone. I want to say thank you to everyone at the YMCA and everyone who have donated to the YMCA Strong Kids program. Without them I would not be where I am today and my journey still continues.”