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The 29th Harold C. Smith Fundraiser is named in honor of the esteemed late Rev. Dr. Harold C. Smith, former President, CEO, and CIO of the YMCA Retirement Fund. Mr. Smith began his career with the YMCA Retirement Fund in 1958. During his tenure, the Fund experienced unprecedented growth. Membership rose from 9,000 to 69,100 participants, and assets increased from $500 million to $3.7 billion.

Mr. Smith was committed to helping people prepare for retirement, visiting YMCAs across the country to provide financial guidance. His leadership, vision, and dedication to YMCA values greatly enriched the Movement.

This 2020 Fundraiser proceeds will support two essential programs:

  • Armed Services YMCA 
    Enriching the quality of life for junior-enlisted military personnel and their families.

  • YMCA World Service
    Raising support for the powerful work of Ys worldwide.

​​To learn more, watch our video.

Smith Fundraiser Video Screen

Make a Donation, Make a Difference

Our giving season will be from October 15 to December 15, 2020.

In these times of health and financial crises, your contributions to these organizations are more important than ever.

29th Harold C. Smith Fundraiser suggested giving levels:

  • Platinum ($10,000+)

  • Gold ($5,000+)

  • Silver ($2,500+)

  • Bronze ($1,000+)

  • Copper (less than $1,000)

To donate, please contact us at smith_fundraiser@ymcaret.org or call 800-738-9622 (ext 2403). We will send you a pledge card and add you to our donor recognition list.

As our gift to you, we are offering first edition copies of our upcoming book, Celebrating the YMCA Retirement Fund 100 Year Anniversary.

Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA Movement.