On Tuesday, March 9th at the Albany Marriot, the Capital District YMCA celebrated the end of the 2010 Reach Out for Youth Scholarship Campaign. Volunteers, staff and community leaders were on hand when campaign chairwoman, Lynn Siebert, announced that the Reach Out for Youth Campaign not only reached its $1,450,000 goal, but exceeded it, raising $1,466,857 that will go directly to helping families and children in the Capital District.
“We appreciate that the economy continues to be a challenge for people,” said Colleen Keating, the Capital District YMCAs Director of Annual Giving and Special Events, “but the response we’ve received from individuals, businesses and the entire community is overwhelming. In tough times like these, the services we’re able to offer because of these donations will help the YMCA continue to build strong kids, families and communities.”
The Reach Out for Youth Scholarship Program is the Capital District YMCA’s annual giving campaign which raises funds to help the YMCA serve more than 30,000 families who need financial support in order to take part in the programs and services delivered by the Capital District YMCA.
The Capital District YMCA is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 118,000 members in eleven branches. Through a variety of programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, family strengthening, and health and well-being for all, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, our YMCAs have proudly served the Capital District’s communities for more than 150 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit http://www.cdymca.org to learn more about the Capital District YMCA.