What is the 1889 Society?

The 1889 society is a group of generous individuals and community leaders who are committed to making the Y a priority on an annual basis. 1889 Society members pledge gifts of $5,000 or more over three years. Being a part of this group provides unique opportunities to see the Y mission in action, and places you among a group of our community's top business leaders and philanthropists.

Where does the name come from?

In 1889, a group of visionary philanthropy leaders came together to found the YMCA of Greensboro. This society honors their contributions to our community.

Interested in joining this group of incredibly giving individuals?

For more information about joining 1889 Society, please contact Sonsera Kiger, VP of Philanthropy, at (336) 894-1257.