Preserving our legacy campaign seeks 100 donors at $100

YW Friends,

We have learned a lot since YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County launched its $900,000 endowment campaign in 2016.

We were on the YW staff and thought endowment campaigns were only directed toward donors who could write large checks.

Two years later, we realize big checks are key to getting to the finish line but many smaller donations also play a big part.

One or both of us have been employed by the YW since 2006. We could, and will, spend hours telling you how the entire YW staff works toward its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

We can also go in depth about how the 37-year-old facility, which is older than we are, is showing its age.

We want the YW to be a staple on 909 Fairfield Road for another 37-plus years. We hope you do too.

Please join us in taking the YWCA Preserving Our Legacy Endowment Campaign to the finish line by donating $100. Our goal is to get 100 donors to pledge $100 so the $900,000 endowment campaign will secure our building’s future.

We have two generous donors who are willing to match the first 20 donations.

We love using the YW fitness center and enjoy taking spin, yoga and bootcamp classes. We watch retirees spend hours in the facility and look forward to doing the same.

Please join us in ensuring the YW is here for years to come.

You can send a check to YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg PA 17325. Please write “100 at $100” in the memo line.

You may also donate online at

Thank you for your consideration

— Alex J. Hayes and Ashley Andyshak Hayes