YMCA of Muncie Launches 2017 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs

250 people recently attended the YMCA's annual campaign launch. Photo provided.250 people recently attended the YMCA's annual campaign launch. Photo provided.

By: Kristen McConnell—

Muncie, IN – The YMCA of Muncie launched its annual campaign Wednesday, January 11, 2017  to ensure that everyone in Delaware and Blackford Counties  have access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The event had 250 attendants that learned the Y was more than a gym and swim. They learned the Y is a charity and how the Y provides financial assistance to help our community grow and thrive. Annual Campaign Co Chairs, Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert, led the charge that night and raised almost $90,000.

Every day, the YMCA of Muncie works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues such as school readiness, chronic diseases and food insecurity.

“Throughout our community, countless people know the Y. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think, said Chad Zaucha, CEO, YMCA of Muncie.  “The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.”

This year the YMCA of Muncie hopes to raise $260,000. Funds raised will support kindergarten readiness, provide quality child care for working families, expose children to outdoor educational experiences at Camp Crosley YMCA and ensure every child has the opportunity to belong to our Y and reach their potential.

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Kristen McConnell, Development and Marketing Director at 765.288.4448 or kmcconnell@muncieymca.org , or visit www.muncieymca.org/give


About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.