Upcoming Events


The Summit Area YMCA – one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations – made a promise to the community in 1886 to keep our programs and services accessible to all. We deepen our impact as we transform lives for the better by nurturing the potential and well-being of our children, promoting healthy living among all, and strengthening a sense of caring and social responsibility across our community.

Why does the Summit Area YMCA have the Annual Campaign?

The Y’s financial assistance program is 100% funded by donations. Membership fees cover our facilities, salaries, and other operating expenses but do not fund our financial assistance program. The financial investment in our organization from our members, staff, and community members ensures that our doors are open to all, regardless of financial circumstance. From supporting our Special Needs programs to helping a child learn how to swim for free in our 2nd Grade Learn to Swim program, or teaching a child healthy habits as a 7th grader with a free Y membership, or helping LIVESTRONG Cancer survivors to rehabilitate in mind and body, the Summit Area YMCA provides opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive. 



Mother's Day 5K

The Summit Area YMCA works to support individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be their best self. We offer the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program, a free, 12-week small group recovery program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors build strength, increase flexibility, endurance, and find a welcoming community where they can connect meaningfully. Funds raised from the Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk support this impactful program.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Location: Memorial Field, 205 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922


  • Ceci Aristizabal

    • Campaign and Community Engagement Manager
      • Association Services
    • (908) 738-2175
  • Emily Mimms

    • Vice President of Development
    • (908) 738-2173