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The Madison Area YMCA’s 2016 Annual Campaign Exceeds 2016 Goal: Raised $395,143
CAPTION: Madison Area YMCA Board Member Scot Guempel; Madison Area YMCA President and CEO Diane Mann; Madison Area YMCA Board Members Jean King and Prat Patel; Madison Area YMCA Organizational Development Director Amie Herman; Madison Area YMCA Annual Campaign Co-Chair Michelle Kean; Reed Kean; Madison Area YMCA Campaign Director Leigh Anne Soroka; Madison Area YMCA Board Member Georgeanne Limbach and Board President Michael Caulfield
(Madison, NJ) May 24, 2016- The Madison Area YMCA’s 2016 Annual Campaign raised $395,143. Through the dedication and enthusiasm of more than 60 volunteer campaigners, the goal was exceeded by more than $20,000. The Y and its volunteer campaigners celebrated their accomplishment at the Madison Hotel in Morristown.
“We raised awareness and funds for this year’s campaign through new and different ways,” said Annual Campaign Director Leigh Anne Soroka. “Y members and non-members were invited to participate in events with some of our community partners such as Investors Bank. We also held a nutrition event and a Teen Center open house that provided an opportunity for teens to engage with our community.”
The Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Campaign raises awareness and funds for the Y’s financial assistance program that enables the participation of hundreds of children and families in Y membership, programs, wellness initiatives, services and camps at our Family Center and childcare, early childhood education and summer camps at our F.M. Kirby Children’s Center.
The Campaign is one of the ways that allows the Y to provide assistance to anyone who resides or works in Madison, Chatham and Florham Park. Support is provided based on demonstrated need, with the goal that no one be turned away from membership regardless of income or background.
The Annual Campaign also helps the Y broaden its reach into initiating enriching community wellness and health-enhancing programs such as its cancer survivors’ program LIVESTRONG at the YMCA; the Community Mental Health Initiative; Project Community Pride, a youth counseling program; the Diabetes Prevention Program; One Step, a Multiple Sclerosis program; Delay the Disease, a Parkinson’s Disease program; and EnhanceFitness.
A nonprofit community organization, the Madison Area YMCA kicks off its Annual Campaign by raising funds through a staff appeal. The campaign then rolls out to Y Board members, Y members and the community led by a group of dedicated volunteer campaigners.
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The Madison Area YMCA is a case-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Generous donations make it possible for everyone in the community to be enriched by the Y, regardless of ability to pay, to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body at any age.