Freeman Endowment Challenge

GOAL: $50,000

ACHIEVED: $53,610



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 For over 160 years, the YMCA of Greater New Orleans has been here for this community. The Y is more than just a gym; it’s a place where children grow up, where families grow closer, and where communities grow stronger. Through programs like summer camp, adult literacy, aquatics, senior wellness, afterschool, diabetes prevention, youth sports, and so much more, the YMCA is transforming lives.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y must ensure that we can continue to make meaningful and enduring community impact now and into the future. Who knows what the future holds, what new missions the Y will be called to serve, or what new programs will be required to meet the needs of our community?

The YMCA is participating in the Freeman Endowment Challenge in order to raise $50,000 for the YMCA of Greater New Orleans Heritage Club Endowment Fund. For every two dollars we raise, the Freeman Endowment Challenge will match one dollar. The total $75,000 endowment will be permanently housed at the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

The YMCA Board of Trustees and leadership has made a commitment to ensure that the Y will continue to impact the lives of our neighbors for years to come. Please consider making a gift to the YMCA Heritage Club. Your gift helps to ensure that the YMCA’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility endure and that Y programs will positively impact our community for generations to come.

For more information, please contact Erica Halpern at 504-568-9622 or


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