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Meet Our Members

We are proud of members who both benefit from, and contribute to, our cause to strengthen the foundations of our community and have stepped forward to share their stories, talents and passion about the Y with us. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.

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Will you share YOUR Y story with us? Contact Marla Itzkin, Director Communications & Marketing at or 908-301-9622 x 264

Our Y Stories:

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Erica Landis

Miriam loves the Y and never wants to leave. The financial assistance the Y has provided has been a lifesaver for our family.

Joan Fischer

The Y has changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined. I have somewhere to go and something meaningful to do. I love being a part of the Y.

Patrick Martin

Patrick is autistic and most structured programming ends after high school. Then Patrick’s mom saw a flyer about the new Dragonfly Program.

Maryann Matteo

Now I am happy to say that I am a contributor to the very financial assistance program that was there for me when I needed the help.

Mike Eagan
Mike Eagan

The family enjoyed the Y so much, I started volunteering as a coach. When the time was right, I joined the Y staff. To me, the Y is family.

Frank Krause
Frank Krause

The Y has been such an integral part of my life. I am proud to be a Board Member.

Barbara Plucienik

Kudos to the staff because without them, I could not have recuperated so well.

Erwin Schnitzer
Erwin Schnitzer

The Y has always been instrumental in helping me stay healthy. Now that I have gotten older, much older, the Y helps me keep what I have left in good condition.

Vince Wilt
Vince Wilt

I value the friendships that I have made and continue to make at the Y. The Y and the programs they offer have made the Westfield community a better place to live.

Richard Brockway
Richard Brockway

It’s a special, welcoming place, where the compassionate and caring staff, volunteers, donors, and wonderfully diverse membership all understand and appreciate the Y’s role in strengthening children, families and the community.