Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Hello All,
I have phenomenal news to share! The Tampa YMCA has achieved the coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for the fifth consecutive year, which is no easy feat! We earned this top distinction from the country’s largest independent charity evaluator because of our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. 

We are so proud to be acknowledged as one of the most fiscally responsible organizations. In fact, out of thousands, only one of four nonprofits earn the coveted 4-star rating. This distinction means we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our area of work. Only 17 percent of the charities evaluated received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, setting us apart from our peers and demonstrating our trustworthiness. We’re committed to remaining in this distinguished group of charities as we use our resources wisely to strengthen the foundations of our community.

Of course, we couldn’t do any of our important work without supporters like you! As you’ll see in this newsletter, we want you to join us next month as we celebrate our impact; thank our donors; and honor community volunteers. Usually this time of year, we’d be hosting our annual Community Impact Dinner but to ensure the safety of our community, we are hosting a virtual experience instead.

The Tampa YMCA’s Community Impact Week, sponsored by Regions, kicks off March 22-25. All week long, we will share videos and stories online for you to enjoy as you learn about our impact. These are not live events so feel free to join when most convenient to you. Let us know you will join our 4-day virtual celebration here: (insert Facebook Event link here).

Lastly, let's not forget, February is Black History Month and we are proud of the historical role the YMCA has played in celebrating our Black leaders. As we all work together toward greater inclusion and equity for all, we celebrate Black History this month and all year long, as countless Black leaders have helped move the Y – and this country – forward to a better tomorrow.

Join the Y’s efforts to impact the community. Remember can trust your donation is going to a financially responsible and ethical 4-star charity. Thanks for your continued support!

With appreciation,

Matt Mitchell 
President & CEO