EAF / DBD Partnership

Stronger Together
Empowering EAF. Empowering You.

AYP’s Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) provides financial support to Y professionals and retirees in their hour of need. Funded by donations from AYP and AYR members, more than $200,000 was given away last year.

But it wasn’t enough.

We know how generously Y professionals give of their time to others. Now, Donor By Design Group is partnering with EAF to dramatically grow the fund – making sure that when a member is in need, EAF can help.
– Bruce Berglund, President Donor By Design Group

In 2016, EAF and DBD entered into a partnership to strengthen AYP’s annual Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) Campaign.

Working together, EAF and Donor By Design will invigorate the fundraising capabilities of local AYP chapters and inspire AYP members to support their colleagues through the Employee Assistance Fund.

Our goal is to more than double EAF’s annual campaign, growing to $500,000 a year. With those resources, EAF will be able to help Y professionals and retirees meet the challenges of life with dignity and compassion.

This partnership is a way for Donor By Design Group to give back to the Y movement, strengthening and supporting YMCA professionals, both through EAF and by enhancing the development skill sets of local Y leaders.

The partnership will include webinar-based and regional training events for local AYP chapters, as well as case development for EAF, clarifying the story and communicating the need.

For more information, or to offer your suggestions for training content or EAF stories, please contact us.