News Date: 

Thursday, November 15, 2012


YMCA News Brief

The YMCA of Greater Rochester announced on Thursday, November 15, its fundraising of a record $2,004,369 in support through its 2012 Invest in Youth Campaign. Hundreds of community volunteers and YMCA staff members conducted fundraising efforts ranging from phone-a-thons, special events, lobby campaigns, and personal meetings, which will now make it possible for the YMCA of Greater Rochester to deliver financial support to the more than 20,000 children and adults seeking assistance to participate in programs and services. 

“This campaign is about one thing—making sure that we never have to turn away a family from the YMCA,” said George Romell, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

“This is an exciting time for the YMCA. Hundreds of YMCA volunteers and staff went the extra mile this year to raise critical funds to support our great community,” said Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper, YMCA of Greater Rochester Board Chair.

“I am inspired by the community’s generosity in supporting the YMCA.  It is my honor to be leading the fundraising efforts of our volunteers this year,” said Joe Teresi, Invest in Youth Campaign Chair.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester provides more than $3 million in financial support annually through its Invest in Youth Campaign.  The campaign funds the YMCA’s three areas of focus--youth development; healthy living; and social responsibility--and ensures that children, families, and seniors, who otherwise would not be able to pay, can participate in programming and health-enhancing services.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is the area’s leading nonprofit, strengthening our community for more than 156 years through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Serving more than 128,000 men, women, and children — regardless of age, income or background—the YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of youth, improving the health and well-being of the community, and providing opportunities to support our neighbors.