Giving Back

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 5 Percent of US Nonprofits by Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

2fccb6edd2136c719933_4StarSquare.jpg
Metro YMCA
2fccb6edd2136c719933_4StarSquare.jpg

EAST ORANGE, NJ — For the sixth-consecutive year, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating on Wednesday in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Metro YMCAs of the Oranges outperforms most other charities in America,’’ said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Metro YMCA of the Oranges apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

The Metro YMCA is the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey, serving more than 35,000 people at its six branches: East Orange YMCA, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, South Mountain YMCA, Sussex County YMCA, Wayne YMCA, and West Essex YMCA.

Sign Up for E-News

“I am proud that Metro YMCA has again been recognized for our diligence in providing effective programs in a financially efficient way that respects the trust of our donors,” said Metro YMCA President and CEO Richard Gorab. “Being awarded Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for a sixth straight year gives donors confidence that we are careful stewards of their generosity.”

Charity Navigator evaluates the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 organizations in the U.S. to help people decide which charities are worthy of their donations. A nonprofit itself, Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates to ensure unbiased evaluations, and it doesn’t charge the public to access its data.

To make a donation to the Metro Y and support programs that strengthen communities, visit metroymcas.org or contact Chief Development Officer Lisa Kelly at lkelly@metroymcas.org or 973-758-9622.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Corporate, Civic Leaders and Celebrities Set to “Swing” into Action at 58th Annual Men of Essex Charity Golf Classic

June 23, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY - Scores of northern New Jersey’s corporate and civic leaders along with a host of celebrities plan to join the Men of Essex, in their efforts to raise $50,000 at its 58th Annual Golf Classic. The prestigious charity event will be held at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, New Jersey, on Monday, August 13, 2018. Registration and lunch begins ...

East Orange Family Success Center Hosts Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day 2018” 

June 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Family Success Center will be hosting a Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day” at the Ambrose Mansion 182 South Harrison St., East Orange this Saturday, June 23rd 12:00 - 5:00 PM.

Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American history and heritage. This American holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at South Mountain Recreation Complex

June 19, 2018

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante congratulate Pedro Ildefonso from Orange for catching the first fish in the boys’ 6-10 age category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex on Thursday, June 14th. He caught four fish.

Gen Z on Twitter - Influencers and Trends

In the last article, we discussed the main differences between Gen Z and Millennials in terms of their favorite social networks. We also looked in detail at what they do on Facebook and the fact that less than half of Gen Z used it, as compared to nearly three-quarters of Millennials.

This time, we will look in more detail at what the 13% of Gen Z who use Twitter do on that network.

As we ...

Gen Z: Social Media is What It’s All About

In the last article, we looked at Gen Z’s very heavy music consumption on their smartphones, and their willingness to pay for online music services.

In this article, we want to focus on another main activity Gen Z does on their smartphones: engage with others on social media.

Here the patterns are very different from Millennials. In response to the question, "Which of the ...

Gen Z Music Consumption — a Marketing Gold Mine?

In the last article, we discussed the many things that Gen Z do on their smartphones. The main one is listening to music. 

This time, we want to look at their music consumption in more detail to see what marketing doors their patterns can open.

How Often Do They Listen to Music?

In a recent survey, 84% of Gen Z report listening to music every day on their smartphone, as compared ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_5e177eaae57739064cd4_397f63ad2fb50392a776_29178074_2107642336134787_2638697507160326144_n

Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM

Totowa

MakerFest 2018

Carousel_image_db027a04f103c81952b6_img_9030_m

Sun, July 8, 2:00 PM

Suzy Que's BBQ & Bar , West Orange

Arts For Kids 4th Annual "Not Just Jazz & BBQ ...

Arts & Entertainment

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

EAST ORANGE, NJ  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...