Invest in Youth


To all the organizations and individuals who made our
2020 Invest in Youth "Virtual" Silent Auction a success - thanks for your support!

Anne & Alan Baker Bundy Baking Solutions Carpets of Urbana
Cedar Bog Champaign Dental Group CRSI
Community Car Wash* CT Communications Deere Family*
East Lawn and Garden Edward Jones - Ben Headlee Erin Patton State Farm Insurance Agency
Guild Galleries Habitat for Humanity Restore Mike & Vicki Henson
Huffman Family Gene Hull Sandy Hull
International Harvester Employee Credit Union* Carol Johnson Larry & Sunny Krugh
Amy Lewis Mike Major Marie's Candies
Memorial Hospital Mercy Hospital Urbana Messiah Community
MHDAS Board of Logan and Champaign Counties* Mindful Presence Ministries Vicki Park*
Perpetual Federal Savings Bank Chris Phelps Nick Selvaggio*
Pat and Dennis Serie Shirt Stop Solomon's Garage
St. Paris Public Library Sycamore House Pregnancy Center The Peoples Savings Bank
Nancy Thompson Urbana & Darby Dental Smiles* Urbana Self Storage
Vancrest of Urbana* Teresa Wilkinson Williams Hardware
Kim Wooton Bobbi's Bungalow Bauer, Beck & Assoc. DDS*
Greg Knapke* Jeff & Carol White* Chuck & Jo Hazelton*
Phil & Tammy Edwards* Pat & Dionna Bass Marc & Shary Stadler
Clancy Brown Cledis Scott Richardson Family/Shoemaker Industrial Solutions
Ethel's Flower Shop Boldman Printing Kim's Creative Designs Bead Shop

*Youth Membership Sponsor

Invest in Youth is the Champaign Family YMCA's financial assistance program that provides membership assistance to youth and families in our community who demonstrate financial need. Our goal is to not turn away any youth or family, and to provide a safe place where they are supervised by positive role models. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to provide scholarships to over 300 children and families each year!

In 2019, the Y provided over than $100,000 in membership financial aid, ensuring that no one is denied the benefits of Y membership due to the inability to pay.

Each year the Y holds a silent auction to raise funds for our Invest in Youth scholarship program. Every dollar raised by this event goes directly toward membership assistance for Champaign County families in need. The auction is typically held in November to provide an opportunity for our supporters to bid on items for holiday gift giving. We invite local businesses and individuals to donate items to the auction - typically gift certificates or baskets, tickets to sporting events, toys, bicycles, handmade items, and much more - to help us continue with our mission of developing strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.