Victory Celebration highlights how funds raised help families and individuals in need access life-changing Y programs
The Lompoc Family YMCA concluded its 2016 Annual Campaign with a Victory Celebration on March 3 at Sage Restaurant. The Victory Event, attended by more than 65 volunteers and staff, showcased the YMCA surpassing its Annual Campaign goal of $100,000 while also recognizing the 2016 Honorary Chairs.
The Lompoc Family YMCA set a goal of $100,000 for this year’s annual campaign, and raised $101,359. During the Victory Event, the Y recognized Imerys Mineral’s California Inc and Richard and Joan Barrett as the 2016 Honorary Chairs. The campaign was co-chaired by Ann Bockius and Kay Casey.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our members and community partners, who share our commitment to strengthening the foundation of our community, “ said Tommy Speidel, Executive Director.
During the celebration, the Y recognized top fundraisers for the branch. More than 75 volunteers helped to participate in the fundraising campaign. Every dollar raised in the annual campaign goes to scholarships which help kids and families in need access YMCA programs such as summer day camp, teen development, senior fitness, sports, afterschool care, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships
In 2015, the Lompoc Family YMCA provided approximately $103,000 in direct financial assistance to more than 570 individuals and families.
“The funds raised in our Annual Campaign help us to ensure a brighter future for all. Thanks to our volunteers and donors, we are able to offer financial assistance and vital services to those who need it most, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to become healthy, confident and connected to their community,” said Speidel.
The Lompoc Family YMCA is still accepting donations for its Annual Campaign fund. Donations to the YMCA can be made in-person or via mail at the Lompoc Family YMCA, 201 W. College Ave or by calling (805)736-3483. For more information on the annual campaign or to make an online donation, visit ciymca.org/lompoc.
About the Channel Islands YMCA
Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Lompoc Family YMCA, visit http://www.ciymca.org/lompoc or call (805)736-3483.