The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth makes a difference in our community. We invest in our community's health & well-being, we invest in the future of our kids, and we invest in our neighborhoods by working to strengthen our communities. In 2016, the total value of our Y's free and assisted services was $7.2 million for our 3-county service area.
In this 50th year of our Chi Rho Award, we celebrate all of the volunteers who help make our Y what it is. Our Chi Rho Award is the highest honor bestowed on any Y volunteer. It honors the long-time service of volunteers who reflect the mission and purpose of our Y. These select volunteers have given years of service to our Y and can be described as charitable, dedicated, selfless, committed, dependable and supportive leaders. In addition, we thank and celebrate all of the volunteers who make our YMCA a continuing driving force in our community.
Volunteers are truly the roots of our YMCA in the community. They coach sports teams, advise us as board members, raise funds that allow us to open our programs to all and make dozens of special events happen. They work with fellow cancer patients and survivors; they read to young children; they teach youth the importance of sportsmanship on the ball fields.
It's refreshing to hear our volunteers talk about their experience. They say volunteering helps them give back. It connects them to their community and makes them feel happy. In fact, here is what they say in their own words:
It's humbling to know that our volunteers, the very people who help our Y make an impact in our community every day, feel that way. In 2016, 2,928 volunteers served our YMCA. That's something we really can't value. However, with an average of 20 hours annually, that's at least another $1.3 million of value that our volunteers are adding to our community.
That additional $1.3 million in value is desperately needed as we continue to address needs in our growing community. In 2016, we opened a new facility for the Hood County YMCA and broke ground for a new facility in southeast Fort Worth, while continuing to serve 113,000 individuals throughout our six-county area. None of that would have been possible without the tireless efforts of many, many volunteers.
We dream big at the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. We are in Texas, after all.
We have a growing community that we want to continue to serve and address its changing needs. Big dreams are accomplished through building relationships, and by believing in a mission committed to helping others. It is dedicated volunteers who help us achieve those big dreams For that and so much more, we thank you.
Pat and Bob Gersten have been dedicated volunteers with the Northwest YMCA for over 13 years. They are a husband and wife team that is a constant at their home-away-from home on Boat Club Road. For over three decades, YMCAs across Texas have enjoyed the loyalty and support of the Gerstens, including Lubbock, Midland, San Angelo and Coppell.
They serve on the Board of Managers at the Northwest Y and are active members. They always seem to be there when help is needed, including stepping up to lend a hand at special events like the Fall Festival, golf tournament or the annual Health and Safety Fair. Additionally, committee service can be added to their resume including the Active Older Adults, Youth Development and Healthy Living committees at the branch. Pat stays busy teaching line-dancing to seniors while Bob gets his hands dirty prepping the branch, indoors and out, for the numerous kids and families who swarm the branch during summer day camp.
They are passionate about the Y and youth reaching their potential. As an example, they not only support the Y's Youth and Government program, but specifically provided funds to purchase professional wear for students who did not not have the appropriate clothing to participate in District and State Conference activities.
Pat combines her passion for the Y with her volunteer service in the community. As an active member of the Northwest Y's Sew n Sews group, they make blankets each year for children at Cook Children's Hospital, where she also serves as a volunteer. She raises the spirits of seniors by taking one of their seven dogs to a Weatherford nursing home every Sunday for visitation. Previously, Pat was a volunteer firefighter for seven years in Parker County.
Bob is currently a volunteer firefighter in Parker County, dedicated to service for over 13 years. Previously, Bob flew search and rescue flights for the Civil Air Patrol. Bob and Pat are both retired from IBM where they worked in marketing and sales
For over 35 years, the Gerstens have been faithful supporters of the Y with their time, talent and treasures. Through these experiences and more, Pat and Bob exemplify the dedication and commitment of a Chi Rho honoree. The YMCA is proud to recognize them for their commitment and appreciates them for past, present and future support. Their roots go deep at with the Y!
Drowning is 2nd leading cause of death for kids. In 2016, 11 youth under age 18 drowned in our 3-county service area.
The Y is taking our Safety Around Water program to apartment pools to teach kids there about water safety. In 2016, we taught free water safety lessons at 20 apartment complexes in our area. In all, our Y taught 5,278 children and adults life-saving swim lessons in 2016.
8 out of 10 deaths are caused by chronic disease. Early detection, behavior change & treatment can often prevent chronic disease.
The Y is committed to improving our community's health by collaborating to deliver programs in our area. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the Y and EXERT, a collaboration focused on the effects of exercise on Alzheimer's disease prevention, are just a few ways our Y is leading the effort toward improving the well-being of everyone in our community.
|PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE||2016 (unaudited)||2015|
|Government, United Way and Other||$1,089,445||$1,022,027|
|Contributions and Grants||$2,307,769||$2,135,759|
|Program Service Fees **||$9,627,228||$9,754,081|
|TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE||$ 24,581,711||$ 24,268,175|
|OPERATING EXPENSES||2016 (unaudited)||2015|
|Maintenance & Utilites||2,894,173||2,849,158|
|Supplies & Equipment||3,354,021||3,187,664|
|Transfer to Reserves||90,165||269,535|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES||$24,581,711||$24,268,175|
|Cash & Investments||$3,317,996||$4,141,314|
|Capital Restricted Cash & A/R||6,138,302||3,901,364|
|Property & Equipment||17,019,179||16,129,827|
|Liabilities & Fund Balance||2016 (unaudited)||2015|
|Short Term Liabilities and Payables||$1,277,64||$1,439,009|
|Long Term Liabilities||1,502,751||2,453,878|
|Total Fund Balance||$24,634,384||$21,318,046|
|Total Liabilities & Fund Balance||$27,414,781||$25,210,933|
* Net of direct Financial Assistance of $1.1M and $1.2M, respectively
**Net of direct Financial Assistance of $1M for both years