Our Generous Donors

We're proud to introduce some of the inspiring change makers who give people opportunities to overcome barriers and change their lives for the better. These include our YMCA City Builders: philanthropic leaders who have generously donated $1 million or more to the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

The David Braley Charitable Foundation

YMCA City Builders

In June 2022, a generous donation of $5 million from the Foundation helped make it possible to open a new Y...

Desjardins Financial Group

YMCA City Builders

Recognizing the challenges young people are facing in a rapidly changing workforce, Desjardins deepened its support and impact...

Ann and Medhat Mahdy

YMCA City Builders (honourary)

Ann and Medhat Mahdy are a dynamic team who together have played a crucial role in advancing the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s vision of vibrant communities...

Akosua Matthews

YMCA donor and Vice Chair of the Board

"What’s special about the Y is we understand that health is much more than medical health. It’s holistic...”

Jenifer & Steve McDonald

YMCA City Builders

Thanks to their outstanding generosity, we’re currently building one of our newest YMCA Centres of Community...

The PepsiCo Canada Foundation

YMCA City Builders

As YMCA City Builders, The Foundation has long recognized the need to provide opportunities to all youth to succeed...

TD Bank Group

YMCA City Builders

TD’s remarkable support and shared vision will continue to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families...

Diane Sinhuber

YMCA donor and Former Board Chair

"Ys are such wonderful places to enhance well-being, both mental and physical....”

Clark Family Foundation

YMCA City Builders

Having successfully supported our Y's first privately funded Newcomer Youth Leadership Development (NYLD) group...

Steve & Sally Stavro Family Foundation

YMCA City Builders

Together, these YMCA City Builders acted as passionate representatives of the newcomer community...

Goldie Feldman, Daphne Wagner, David Green, and Lita & Michael Green

YMCA City Builders

"It was thanks to Goldie that her son, David Green, and his wife, Daphne Wagner, first connected with the Y...”

Maggie Aurocco, Pauline Caballero / bluboho

YMCA Donors

“We both got so much from the Y when we were younger. It was that place to go to after school where you were safe...”

Krystal Koo & Michael J. Cooper

YMCA City Builders

True visionaries, we’re so grateful Krystal and Michael chose to partner with us on our...

Myriam Demers / Desjardins

YMCA Donors

“Our partnership with the Y is based on our compatible missions and shared values..."

BMO Financial Group

YMCA City Builders

BMO is dedicated to working with community partners to accelerate social progress and achieve sustainable solutions....

Jays Care Foundation

YMCA City Builders

Jays Care Foundation has helped teach life skills while creating lasting change...

Martine M. Irman

YMCA City Builder

The impact of Martine’s partnership with our YMCA will be felt for decades to come...

Irene Markus

YMCA donor and Board member

"What I love about the Y is that it’s really about bringing the community together...”

Matthew Farley / Four Point Financial

YMCA donors

"The Y never turns anyone away. If someone can’t afford a membership or program fees, they can get assistance...”

The Counselling Foundation of Canada

YMCA City Builders

At our Y, we believe in the Foundation’s vision to see all Canadians living purposeful and productive lives....

Lorraine Lawson & Donald G. Lawson

YMCA City Builders

Our flourishing, vibrant YMCA today is a result of Donald and Lorraine’s robust personal legacy of caring and civic responsibility...

Jacqueline Bouchard

YMCA donor, volunteer, and fundraiser

"I have seen people's lives transform at the Y and it is heartwarming. I am grateful to be part of such an awesome charity...”

Moti Jungreis

YMCA donor

"Places like the Y can be a lifesaver for teenagers growing up in challenging circumstances...”


YMCA City Builders

Extraordinary partners in our shared vision for helping young people realize great futures, CIBC has invested...

Thank You, YMCA City Builders

Philanthropic leaders who have generously donated $1 million or more to the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
As of April 27, 2023
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