Portland, OR. Early Childhood and After School Care inspired YMCA of Columbia-Willamette supporters.They gathered at a benefit dinner to raise scholarship funds for families that can’t afford the full cost of quality child care, school age and day camp programs. Dayna Christian, YMCA Child Care Board Chair; Bob Hall, YMCA of Columbia-Willamette President and CEO; and Carol Terrell, YMCA Board Chair at the benefit, enjoyed the event. “A Night To Believe In Dreams” was the theme of the October 22nd event at the Multnomah Athletic Club. YMCA child care programs provide a safety net for some of the most vulnerable families in our community. When parents leave their child at the YMCA, to go to work or school, they do so knowing their child is in a safe, learning environment. 

YMCA guests were greeted with this inspiring scene as the Night to Believe in Dreams unfolded. The benefit dinner raised scholarship funds so that families can access early childhood development, after school enrichment care and day camp programs.

The MAC ballroom offered a Night to Believe in Dreams.

From the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette:
The Y. For a Better Community

About Us
Since 1868 the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette has offered a diverse range of quality, affordable programs that help children thrive and grow, inspire young people to lead, bring families closer together and encourage individual health and wellness. The Y is a volunteer-driven charitable nonprofit. Everyone is welcome, including you.

Culture of Inclusion
The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette staff, volunteers, members, participants and guests thrive in culturally diverse and vibrant communities. The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette embraces all individuals and families and is inclusive and welcoming to all people regardless of the following protected classes

· Ability,
· Age,
· Background,
· Ethnicity/race,
· Faith,
· Gender,
· Gender identity,
· Gender expression,
· Sexual orientation,
· Income,
· HIV or Hepatitis C,
· Breastfeeding,
· Whistleblower,
· The presence of sensory, mental, or physical actual Disability
  or perceived Disability,
· Marital status/familial status,
· Sex / Pregnancy

The YMCA believes that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all, and when everyone has the opportunity to be part of the YMCA mission and our cause. Our staff and volunteers are members of these communities we serve and are integral to ensuring that the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette remains a vital resource to our members