The Jamestown Area YMCA's Partner with Youth annual giving campaign was a success, bringing in more than $65,000 in donations to provide scholarships for local children to participate in YMCA membership and programming.
The goal for 2013 was $60,000.
At a recent victory celebration, the following volunteer campaigners were honored for their support and dedication to this year's campaign: Chris Smith, top branch producer; Denise Heppeler, highest number of donors; Chip Swanson, highest number of dollars raised, and Lynn Nalbone and Dixie Siegel, campaigners of the year.
Denise Heppeler, YMCA Partner With Youth Campaign team captain, pictured at right, received a recognition award for the highest number of donors at the YMCA Partner with Youth Annual Giving Campaign victory celebration held in the Jamestown YMCA lobby recently. Collectively, the local YMCA raised more than $65,000 to help children experience YMCA membership and programming. Holly Hannon, Partner With Youth chairperson, and Mark Eckendorf, YMCA CEO, were also present during the celebration.
The campaign, under the leadership of Holly Hannon, YMCA board secretary, relies on the help of more than 50 volunteer campaigners.
There are four phases of the campaign, including the Roundtable segment which highlights $1,000 gifts or higher, the YMCA staff and board/trustee member phase and the community portion.
"Every year this campaign comes around and is at the heart of what the Y does," said Mark Eckendorf, YMCA CEO. "The success of Partner with Youth comes from the overwhelming stories heard every day at the Y and all the people that play an important role in these stories. The sincere work of the volunteer campaigners is also remarkable and very much appreciated."
For more information on how you can become a part of the YMCA movement, visit jamestownymca.org.