The celebration of the Annual Campaign took place at the offices of Century 21 Executive Realty Office, with owner Dawn Collins on Thursday, May 29th at 5:30 p.m. Recently Mrs. Collins relocated her Century 21 Executive Realty offices, which have won world interior design awards, to Cumberland Crossing Drive. She and her husband Dave Collins are the co-chairs of this year’s Valparaiso YMCA Annual Campaign Fund. At that celebration, with all the volunteers of the campaign, friends and staff of the Y, Dawn said, “I moved my offices to be close to my friends at the Y.” and “this campaign gives so much back to our community.”
The Y is grateful to every person who has contributed to this year’s Annual Community Assistance Campaign. This campaign assists the Y in providing scholarship assistance to low income individuals, those with disabilities, and social service agencies so that everyone who seeks better health and well-being has access to the facilities and programs of the Valparaiso Family YMCA. It is the Mission of the Y that no individual will be turned away due to the inability to pay. Through this commitment and the generosity of our supporters, we are able to give back $2 to the community for every $1 that is donated to this cause.
This year, these dedicated volunteers and Y staff have raised a total as of $184,377. Forty nine volunteer community leaders served as campaigners led by Division Leaders Tom Kennedy, Matt Glaros, Mark Hardwick, John Schoening and Helga Morton.
In February, the annual Y BASH raised a total of $55,500. Chaired by Tom Newton, this event brings together Y members, staff, and countless community volunteers who work together to host an evening of music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Our Mother’s Day Plant Sale in May raised over $500.00.
The next event to support the Annual Campaign is the 50 FIT & fabulous style show scheduled for September 25th at 6:00pm at the Old Town Banquet Center. Mark your calendar for this event. Thank you to everyone who has contributed our campaign. We are pleased to announce that Dawn and Dave Collins have again volunteered to serve as co-chairs for the 2015 Annual Campaign.