2017 Annual Campaign Champion Resources

Your Resource Kit



YMCA Staff Contact
Bev Reed
509 720 5621

Amber Ethington
509 720 5619

Tool Kit

2017 Champion Guide
Annual Campaign Brochure
Donor Card
Donor Card Instructions
FirstGiving Instructions
Key Steps to a Successful Ask
Impact Stories
First Giving Photos

Volunteer Leadership

Shayne Goff
Association Campaign Chair

Fred DePell
YMCA Corporate Board & YMCA Staff

Allison Connelly
YMCA Camp Reed

Pat Estes
Central Spokane YMCA

Janet Miller
North Spokane YMCA

Lauri Clark-Strait
Spokane Valley YMCA



The role of the Champion is absolutely critical to the success of our 2017 Annual Campaign. In an effort to help you be successful as a Champion we ask you to consider the following commitments:


  • Make your generous personal contribution (to be effective, you need to make your commitment first).
  • Attend one of the Champion trainings.
  • Identify your prospects. These are individuals and businesses you are willing to solicit for a contribution.
  • Create a FirstGiving page.
  • Ask your prospects within the months of February and March.
  • Attend the celebration event for results and thanks for a job well done March 15, 2017.


  • Provide high quality, informative literature to share with your prospects.
  • Acknowledge pledges and/or contributions you secure with a thank you letter to the donors.
  • Provide you with coaching, training, and materials to make a successful call.
  • Have staff available to assist with any calls you may wish to make jointly.
  • Provide you with a donor card/brochure to give to potential donors (this is where you record the result of your contact).
  • Provide you with online tools on the YMCA website and FirstGiving.com.
  • Send a pledge reminder to the donors you solicit according to the instructions provided on the donor card.
  • Send you weekly progress reports.

Important Dates 2017

Jan 11 Champion Training, Spokane Valley YMCA, 7:30am
Jan 12 Champion Training, Central Spokane YMCA, 5:30pm
Jan 17 Champion Training, North Spokane YMCA, 7:30am
Jan 19 Champion Training, YMCA Corporate Office, Noon
Jan 25 Kickoff Event, Lincoln Ctr, 6pm
Every Friday (Feb 3 - Mar 10) Report Weekly Progress, by Noon
Mar 22 (new date!) Celebration Event, Hugo's on the Hill


Central Y Campaign $80,000  
North Y Campaign $64,500  
Valley Y Campaign $67,000  
Corporate Board & Staff Campaign $228,500  
Camp Reed Campaign $60,000  
Campaign Total $500,000     

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