Thanks to the contributions of local residents and businesses and the work of 386 volunteers, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City’s fundraising campaign raised $1.2 million this year.
The funds will allow the YMCA to help people in need to learn, grow and thrive. Gifts to the YMCA stay in the community, directly supporting services and programs that have a positive impact on residents in the metro area.
“Many people in Oklahoma City rely on the essential services and programs the Y offers,” said Bill Snipes, campaign chair for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. “An incredible combination of the Y’s members, staff, volunteers, partners and the community-at-large work together each year to raise these funds that make it possible to serve our community. Their support enables us to not only continue with the work we already do, but help expand our reach to more people in need.”
The annual campaign is one of several funding sources for the YMCA. The campaign was launched Jan. 13 and received financial gifts from 3,364 individuals and businesses. As a result, the YMCA can help more than 51,000 youth and teens, providing a wide range of activities to nurture potential, including sports leagues, family nights and community service projects.
It also will provide hundreds of students the opportunity to attend the Y’s summer day camp and experience resident camp at YMCA Camp Classen in the Arbuckle Mountains.