Special Events

Once a year we ask for your help to open doors for our community through supporting Golden Corridor Family YMCA’s 2019 Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign is about people; to raise funds for families who cannot otherwise fully afford YMCA programs and services. The need for assistance has grown dramatically this year, and now more than ever, we need your support.


Golden Corridor Family YMCA plays a critical role in raising children. Few people know the YMCA is the leading provider of child care across the nation. Each day we educate and care for 575+ children through our preschool, before/after school, and summer camp programs. If a child falls behind in school, they will benefit from YMCA tutoring. If a child’s family cannot afford swim lessons, we scholarship swim lessons. If a child has special needs, we will meet them.


YMCA’s are well known for fitness, but we also offer supportive programs for those with chronic health issues. The YMCA LIVESTRONG Program assists individuals that are living with, through, or beyond cancer to improve their fitness and quality of life. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with pre-diabetes make life-changing dietary changes, increase physical activity, and work towards weight loss.


The YMCA strives to help make our community an even better place to live by providing vital community resources to all. Campaign contributions are invested in people where 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to children and families. The Annual Campaign provides life-changing experiences and makes our whole community stronger. Please join me in making a contribution today!

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Healthy Kids Day 2020

Join us at Golden Corridor Family YMCA for Healthy Kids Day – a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids! It’s a day filled with fun, active play, and educational activities. Meet some of your favorite mascots, visit supporting vendors from across our area, and receive FREE giveaways!

Thank you to all our participating Community Vendors & Vendor Donations for 2019 Healthy Kids Day!

  • 2 Noisy Knights
  • Go Go Squeez
  • Granite City Food & Brewery
  • Hi-Five Sports
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Schaumburg Boomers
  • Schaumburg Public Library

Interested in being a vendor for 2020?

CONTACT: Sally Camposagrado at sallyc@gcfymca.org or 847.891.9622 ext. 105


*Date to be determined for April 2020.


CONTACT: Judi Nealey, Campanelli YMCA Executive Director | 847.891.9622 x111 or judin@gcfymca.org

Thank you to everyone who supported the 27th Annual Charity Gala on April 12, 2019!

LIVE DJ Entertainment provided by: Fantastic DJ’s (John Marcopulos)

THANK YOU 2019 Gala Table Sponsors:

Glass Solutions, Inc.
Amy & Gary Bublitz
Round Ground Metals
Tom Schneider | Links Management
LINKS Technology
Lundstrom Insurance
Gillian & Rob Stoettner
Marilyn & Ernest Ternovits
John E. Regan Law Offices, Ltd.
Wintrust Bank

2019 Gala In-Kind Donors:

Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
Alexander’s Cafe
Anvil Club
Arthur Murray
Art Conte
Blue Box Cafe
Brookfield Zoo
Carl Swanson
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Kids Company Theater
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Prime Steakhouse
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago White Sox
Congo River Adventure Golf
Contessa’s Hair Salon
Cooper’s Hawk
Country Glassworks by Amy Bublitz
Dairy Queen (Elgin)
Daniel Estrada
Dave & Jen Burisek
Egg Harbor Cafe
Elgin Public House
Elk Grove Bowl
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Gary Bublitz
Grand Victoria Casino
Grumpy Goat
Hand & Stone Massage
Hanover Park Park District
Harbor Shores of Lake Geneva
Holiday Inn & Suites (Elgin)
Hotel Baker
Hyatt Place Chicago
Illinois Railway Museum
iPic Theater
Itasca Park District
Judi Nealey
Kathy MacDonald
Klein Creek Golf Club
Laser Tag Explosion!
Laugh Factory
Lifeline Theatre
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Lynfred Winery
Lyric Opera of Chicago
M.A. Burger
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
Marius Hetrea
Marriott Chicago Northwest
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
MOD Pizza
Naper Settlement
Nazneen Hashmi
Paramount Theater
Penrose Brewing Company
Plank Road Tap Room
Raue Center for the Arts
Rockford Ice Hogs
RSM McGladrey
Salon Couture AVEDA Salon
Sam & Harrys | Renaissance Hotels
Santa’s Village
Schaumburg Boomers
Schaumburg Park District
Sears Centre Arena CIRCUS Spectacular
Skydeck Chicago
Superdawg Drive-In
The Second City
Untouchables Tours
Victory Gardens Theater
Village of Hoffman Estates
Village Tavern & Grill
Zanies Comedy Club