Endowment Fund

The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick Endowment Fund Inc. was created in 1986 and was incorporated in 1994 for the purpose of receiving funds as trustees to benefit the Y. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to grow and invest funds so that the YMCA remains strong, viable, and responsive to provide for future generations.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: To ensure the long-term sustainability of the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick

Vision: For current and potential donors to recognize the Endowment Fund as the most effective vehicle for maximizing the long term positive impact of the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick

Values: Transparency, Consistency, Accountability, Collaboration, Stewardship

Charitable Registration Number: 890269731RR0001 | T3010 Information

Heritage Club

The Heritage Club was established to recognize the special individuals and families who have made a major or estate gift(s) to the Y’s Endowment Fund. You can become a Heritage Club Member with a cumulative gift of $5,000+ or pledged estate gift.

Heritage Club Member Benefits

  • Pewter Lapel Pin
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Invitation to Special Events
  • Annual Fund Financial Report
  • Annual General Meeting Invitation
  • Named in our Annual Report and Website
  • Being named on the Heritage Club Donor Wall at the Saint John Regional Y

Ways to Give

There are various methods of giving through which you may contribute.

  • Cash
  • Bequest in your Will
  • RRSP’s
  • Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary
  • Securities, Property and other Cash Assets

Heritage Club Members

Endowment Donors Legacy Commitments
Fred Barbour Brice & Catherine Belyea
David & Jane Barry Terry & Jane Bird
F. G. Bent Shilo & Troy Boucher
Michael & Anne Bruce Wayne & Carol Chapman
Del & Shirley Buckley Cindy Floyd
David & Heather Carlin Fred & Joyce Godwin
Pat Davis T. Peter Graham
Marion Elliott Neil & Christine Jacobsen
Gregor Barry & Christina Giamos Michael & Jeanne Keating
Caleb Goodman Blair & Barb MacDonald
Fred & Joyce Godwin Lloyd & Elaine MacDonald
Leif & Norma Jacobsen Donna Mazerolle & Family
Dale & Wendy Knox Brian & Susan (Trafton) Moore
Ora P. MacCollum Dean & Vicki Mullin
James MacMurray Marie & Marvin Rackley
Annie Melick Gregor Bruce & Jeddy Stevens
Tony & Suzanne Ratchford Dr. Brian & Anne Wheelock
Lillian Hayward Russell
Clark & Jennifer Sancton
C. William Stanley
Robert & Barbra Vincent
Julian & Caroline Walker
David & Mary Jane Waugh

Named Funds

Named funds are made from gifts of $25,000 or more. Donors may restrict the use of their contributions to support a particular program or service, like the Strong Communities Campaign. Unrestricted funds are donations that will be used to benefit and ensure the future of the Y and at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

  • Arthur Kent Melick
  • Clark Sancton
  • Dale and Wendy Knox
  • David Walker Memorial
  • Estate of Lillian Hayward Russell
  • Estate of Ora P. MacCollum
  • F.G. Bent
  • Jacobsen Family
  • Glenburn Innovation & Capital Fund
  • Glenburn Camp Sponsorship Fund
  • Leslie E. Bruce Memorial
  • The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception

Board Members

John Fitzpatrick Jr., MBA, CIM | Chair
Craig Wilson, CPA, CA, LL.B., TEP | Past Chair
Christopher J. Marr, TEP | Vice Chair
Peter Logan CPA, CA | TreasurerBridget OlandDarryl G. Ford, P.Eng., FEC
Jack Skerry
Peter MacPhail
Steve Milbury
Sue Farquharson

Ex-Officio Members
Shilo Boucher, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Jennifer Yeomans, CFRE
Bruno Portilho


Jennifer Yeomans
Chief Development Officer
Office: +1-506-634-4927
E-mail: j.yeomans@yswnb.ca

Annual Endowment Fund Reports

The Arthur Kent Melick Memorial Fund – Post Secondary Bursaries

The Arthur Kent Melick Memorial Fund was established in 1961 on the death of Anne B. Melick in memory of her brother Arthur. The purpose of the fund is to use the income from the fund for cash bursaries to students furthering their education.

Each year the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick Endowment Fund provides up to five bursaries for students entering or enrolled in a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis.

Applications for the 2024 Arthur Kent Melick Bursary Fund applications are now open and being accepted until May 1st 2024.

Apply HERE

Disclosure of Payments to Board Directors

From time to time, the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick Endowment Fund purchases goods and/or professional services from board members or companies in which a board member is an owner, partner, or senior manager. These transactions are in the normal course of operations and are measured at the exchange amount, which is the amount of consideration established and agreed to by the related parties and, which, in management’s opinion, is comparable to the amounts that would have been paid to non-related parties. These transactions are subject to a regular review process.

In 2022, there were no payments made to board members or companies in which a board member is an owner, partner or senior manager.