For a Better Us

Did you know that no one is ever turned away from the Y due to inability to pay? This special promise means that every child and family will have an opportunity to participate in the Y regardless of their household or personal income. This remarkable commitment by the Y is made possible by the generous contributions of our members and friends who, like you, believe in the Y’s ability to help strengthen the lives of kids and families in our community.

Y experiences help children develop valuable skills, gain confidence, and build self-esteem. Each of these programs help young people develop important values such as honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, which serve as the foundation from which good decisions can be made for the rest of their lives.

While the economy appears to be improving, there is still significant need for support. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to kids and families from our community so they can experience the positive values and sense of belonging made possible by the Y, and we need your help to achieve it. Your gift does more than help kids get involved-it serves as a call to action to others who recognize your devotion and commitment to the Y’s mission.

This is a powerful statement on behalf of the Y and one I hope you can take advantage of. Our Annual Support Campaign, For a Better Us, is one way to do so. To play a part in the postive impact we are making on our community, please consider donating today Donate Now. Please also plan on attending our yearly fundraising event in February. All the money raised goes directly to our Partners In Youth Campaign.



Corn Belt Energy

Paul and Gail Schmitz



Dimond Bros. Insurance

South Ottawa Township

Township of Ottawa



Daniel & Sue Aussem

Bill Walsh Automotive Group

Kerry and Patrick Bryson

Debbie & Bill Burns

Joseph Capece

Luke & Kathy Caruso

Child Welfare Guild

Cathy Cook


Phil and Patti Devermann

Corlene Dougherty

Drop Tank

Robert Eschbach

Kane & Jo Anne Farabaugh

Jim Ferrero

First Federal Saving

Brian & Jean Garland

Jane & Keith Goetz

Michael and Lois Haage

Tom & Sandy Heimsoth

Illinois Valley Construction

Illinois Valley Labor Management

In Memory of Mike Castelli

Income Tax Etc.

Peg Kramer

Joe and Jan Martin

Bonnie McGrogan

Mueller Funeral Home

Delores Murphy

Nelson & Karen Nussbaum

Steve & Jean Omolecki

Ottawa Noon Rotary

Ottawa Savings Bank

Geri Perry

Mark & Cathy Platt


Renee Rhoades

Karen Szewscuk

Cleve & Mylinda Threadgill

Trinity Lutheran Church

William & Judy Wrobel

DONORS ($1-$999)

Dawn Ahearn

Cheryl Albertus

Mary Anderson

Anderson Family

Aziz & Wendy Asphahani

Joel & Anne Barlow

Benevity Online Giving

Austin Boswell

Julie Bowers

Carlie Brandow

Margaret Brewer

Norma Bruck

James Burt

Kerry Caba


Mary Carroll

Michael & Barb Crowley

Linda Dannenberger

Susan Darif

Patricia Davis

Thomas Ditchfield

Peg Dunavan

Lois Dunn

Brett & Mary Dyche

Dave Eller

Don & Elaine Farmer

First National Bank

First Presbyterian Church

Eileen Gerding

Cheri Gumm

Linda Hallam

Cyndi Harmon

Don Harris

Eleanor Heckmann

Lorry Hertzner

Jeff Hetrick

Hoffman Family

In Memory of Carl Strange

In Memory of John Turney

In Memory of Mary Bo

Kay Jevitz

Sue Jobst

Laborers Local 393

Law Offices of Darrell Seigler

Lisa Lehr

John Leininger

Jay & Mary Beth LeSeure

Mary Levy

Gloria Lontoc

Barbara Lyons

Marisha Maier

Rob & Sally Maierhofer

Beth & Rick Mangold

Shirley Mashare

Dave McClure


Theresa McTaggart

Stacey Messino

Paulette Miller

Pam Mills

Jeanne & Gary Modesitt

Cheryl & Gregg Mounts

Dave & Heather Noble

Libby Northrip

Amy Novario

Terrence O'Brein

Carrie & Tim Orr

OSF Healthcare

Ottawa Office Supply

Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club

Melissa Pate

Laura Peterson

Kelly Petterson

Micah Quigley

Joanne Resendiz

Ann Robinson

Konnie & James Rodeghier

Helio & Melissa Ruvalcaba

Cathie Schafer

Kathy Schultz

Kelly Shanley

Carol Siebert-Link

Kay Smith

Lisa Smithmeyer

Splash and Go


June Steder

Bill Stevenson

Theresa Stiles

Jeff & Samantha Stoudt

Richard Stoudt

Guylene Strange

Nichol Strange

Jordan Strange

Joseph & Judy Svoboda

Jen Swanson

Al Synold

Gina Thrush

Sharon Torres

Allen Tucek

Jackie Twait

Geoff & Kari Vezain

John & DebbieWalker

Wallace Township

Tom & Margaret Walsh

Mary Walsh

Carol Williams

Karole Wilson

Your Interior Motives

John Zavada

Nancy Zemaitis