For five weeks, the entire Y community came together to raise more than $87,400, exceeding their 2023 annual Support Campaign fundraising goal on May 8.
This year’s theme was “CommUNITY Starts Here,” which united its committed volunteers, Y members and board members to continue the Y’s enduring impact with its campaign that supports its scholarship fund.
“Another great year for our Y community to truly shine and bring us all together to raise funds and make a deep impact,” said Joanne Pingry, director of mission advancement at YMCA of the Foothills. “We could not be more grateful for the extra, creative fundraising events our Y team coordinated to involve our members. … All are welcomed here at the Y to participate in our healthy living programs and services regardless of their financial status. Thanks to our community, we’ve secured that promise for the remainder of this year.”
The YMCA of the Foothills shares its their deep gratitude to the community for their generous contributions. Donations from the annual Support Campaign help the Y provide life-saving swim lessons, build teamwork taught in youth sports, create adventures during summer camps, provide leadership skills in their Youth and Government programs and most importantly, making these opportunities available to the entire community.
The mission of the YMCA of the Foothills is to organize, develop, finance and conduct programs for an association of persons of all ages that will, by putting Christian principles into practice, enrich the quality of their lives spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Individuals can continue supporting the cause by visiting ymcafoothills.org/donate-now.
First published in the May 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.