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YWCA pushes for $200,000 to meet a challenge grant goal

YWCA Oklahoma City is nearing the end of a $15 million capital campaign for a new facility and seeks $200,000 to reach $14 million in time to meet a $1 million challenge grant goal.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: August 17, 2013
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/articleid/3872889/1/pictures/2185118">Photo - Kirk Hall, Chairman and President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation,  announcing Tuesday, Aug, 13, 2013, a $75,000 grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation to YWCA Oklahoma City to provide updates to fencing, security, and landscaping of the YWCA OKC Facility. The Fred Jones Family Foundation announced that YWCA Okla. City is the recipient of their 2013 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman
Kirk Hall, Chairman and President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation, announcing Tuesday, Aug, 13, 2013, a $75,000 grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation to YWCA Oklahoma City to provide updates to fencing, security, and landscaping of the YWCA OKC Facility. The Fred Jones Family Foundation announced that YWCA Okla. City is the recipient of their 2013 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman

Peery said she was happy with the campaign progress so far, since the goal was $15 million in three years and the YWCA is within reach of that amount in half that time.

“If I have to take a loan myself, we'll get there one way or another,” Peery said about the final push for $200,000 before Oct. 9 in order to receive the Mabee grant.

David Hudiburg, who serves on the executive committee for the campaign, said he is involved with the campaign because of Peery's efforts and the help the YWCA offers to abused women.

“The YWCA tries to ... help them get back on their feet, get out of that abusive relationship,” he said. “The people of Oklahoma have really stepped up” in the campaign.

For more information or to donate, go online to ywcaokc.org or call 948-1770.

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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