Give to the Y

Every day in Lee County people of all ages and all walks of life come together through the Dixon Family YMCA to grow healthier and stronger in spirit, mind and body.

We believe that when people achieve their potential, they make a brighter future possible for our community:

When a child from Amboy finds a sport that he loves more than a video game…

When a teen from Dixon works after school to get ahead in her classes…

When a mom from Franklin Grove connects with her kids through volunteering together…

…Lee County grows healthier, stronger, and more productive.

As a charity committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for 150 years. 

Yet we’re called to do so much more.

Lee County faces new challenges that create a greater need than ever for the work we do every day.  Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference.

That’s why we’re launching Strong Kids Campaign, an ambitious campaign to take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our communities across Lee County

Together, we will:

•       Ensure every child is nurtured to reach their fullest potential

•       Provide opportunities to learn, grow and thrive

•       Provide safe opportunities for youth during the critical hours when they are out of school.


But we need your philanthropic support to make it happen.

Every gift makes a difference.  Everyone has a role to play.  Give today to be a leader in shaping the future of the community we share.

The Y has always brought people together to achieve the extraordinary.  This is our moment to change the future of our community.  Together, our power is limitless.