Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, part of the Channel Islands YMCA, has opened its Annual Support Campaign with this year’s fundraising goal set at $180,000.

Jeanmarie Harty, vice chair of the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA Board, is the 2024 annual campaign chair. The campaign was launched Feb. 1 with an in-person event at the YMCA.

Annually, the YMCA provides financial assistance to families and individuals for memberships or programs such as child care, camp, sports, and after-school programs.

Funds raised during the campaign also are used to provide financial assistance to community members, in addition to providing no cost Third Grade Learn to Swim and LiveSTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivor program.