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Hampshire Regional YMCA


Since our inception in 1880, the Hampshire Regional YMCA has expanded, grown and warmly welcomed children, families, and adults in Hampshire County. The Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action—a promise to do everything in our power to inspire the common good and make life better for individuals, families, and communities.

The Y has always responded to and served the needs in our region. Our community is a wonderful place to live and raise a family; however, the needs in our community are evolving and so must the Y.

The Y has always changed and adapted to meet the needs of local families and adults. As we emerge stronger from a global crisis and renew our commitment to serving our community, it’s time to evolve our programs and facilities to ensure we are best meeting these needs.

Traci Borowski, Board Member

Hampshire Regional YMCA History

As a globally recognized brand, with local impact, our YMCA is uniquely positioned to positively strengthen the health of our community. We have been serving the valley for 143 years (since 1880) meeting the diverse needs of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to our wellness, childcare, and camping programs, providing financial assistance and free programming. We partner with other city and local organizations, working together to provide a wide range of services, complementing the work of each other. We are a volunteer-led Board of Directors and rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers who share their time, talent, and treasure to make a positive impact.

The Hampshire Regional YMCA board has a long-term vision for how we can expand and adapt to continue to serve the evolving needs of the children, families, and adults in our community.

Following years of planning, we have a long-term vision to grow our life-changing programs, build our endowment, and ensure our facilities – inside and out – provide opportunities for all.

The FOR GENERATIONS. FOR GOOD. comprehensive campaign will sustain life-changing programs, build our endowment to further solidify our financial foundation, and ensure our facilities provide opportunities for the children, youth, and adults in our community to reach their fullest potential.

Capital Campaign – Phase 1


  • Shaded pavilion
  • Airnasium
  • Resurfaced courts
  • More shaded areas
  • New fencing
  • Updated lighting and EVs charging stations

We are making progress!

The size, scope, and timing of the projects and improvements will ultimately be determined by the generosity of the community in support of this effort. We are encouraged by the early support.

Our mission expansion project funders to date

Be a part of the future!

Join the Hampshire Regional YMCA Capital Campaign Committee

We have raised


Now need your help!

Committee members will help us to make connections, tell the Y story and ensure the Hampshire Regional YMCA remains here for years to come.

We have assembled a Capital Campaign Committee to begin raising money towards our vision. We are at the beginning of this process and are in the quiet phase of the campaign. We would love to have more committee members, if you’re interested please reach out!

The Committee will be led by CEO Julie Bianco with assistance from consulting group DBD.

To learn more about the committee, please email Julie Bianco.