From the CEO

Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, YMCA of DE CEO
YMCA of DE CEO, Deborah Bagatta-Bowles

August 7,  2018

Dear Friends,

Another busy season is upon us. I’m pleased to share that over the last few months, we have moved closer and closer to hitting our Annual Campaign goal of $2 million dollars to support individuals and families in the communities that we serve.

This is good news, but there is still much work that needs to be done. Some of our key priorities for the rest of 2018 include: finishing the expansion project at our Brandywine YMCA, exploring more land opportunities for a new Y location in Middletown, and further enhancing our adaptive fitness program across the state.

Additionally, we are continuing to lay the groundwork for our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on strengthening our work in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social  Responsibility.

In the meantime, we are also looking forward to the months ahead as we continue to support youth who are participating in our summer camps, Take On Summer program, and Summer Learning Loss prevention initiatives.

As always, I thank you for your continued support of the YMCA of Delaware.


Yours in service,

Deborah Bagatta-Bowles Chief Executive Officer  |  302.571.6907

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


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