YMCA of Muncie Raises $270,000 to Support Community Needs

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By: Kristen McConnell—

Muncie, INThe YMCA of Muncie held its Annual Campaign’s Victory Celebration, announcing the goal of $260,000 was exceeded.

A team of 140 volunteers and staff solicited over 700 donations from community members and corporations. Co-chairs Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert led the celebration that not only recognized the accomplishment of exceeding the $260,000 goal, but also the dedication of the volunteers and staff to ensure the Y is accessible for all.

“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.”

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 YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Muncie has served Blackford, Delaware and Kosciusko Counties since 1881, with an excellent track record of providing quality mission driven programs that enrich the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.

In 2016 the YMCA served more than 16,000 unduplicated men, women and children while providing more than $458,000 in financial assistance to ensure everyone has access to life changing YMCA programs.