MESSAGE FROM THE
I am honored and excited to accept this leadership role as chair of the
Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut's Capital Campaign. This campaign
presents an enormous opportunity to continue the wonderful programming
that it is provided to the greater Danbury community for 40 years. Each
of our unique branches works hard to serve the Y's mission of building
strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
However, the Y is at a critical stage in its history. Each year over
1500 children attend a YMCA day camp. And yet, the Y is unable to
provide scholarships to all that need them. At our largest camp, Camp
Greenknoll, the pools are beyond their useful life and must be replaced.
The Boughton Street branch that had been scheduled to close has seen an
outpouring of community support in the last year. However, its
facilities are in need of major renovations. A successful capital
campaign will allow the Y to continue the programs that it currently
provides as well as expand its programming to address the ever-changing
needs of the community.
Additionally, The Centers for Disease Control has identified obesity as
one of the leading health problems facing our nation today. In fact, in
the state of Connecticut over 50% of the adult population and 19% of
children are identified as either overweight or obese. The good news is
that the Y is already poised to offer not only the programs, but also
the support needed to fight this crisis. The Regional Y has joined in a
national public health initiative called Activate America, a program
whose focus is to make healthier living a reality.
Your support of the capital campaign will allow the Y to:
· Replace the existing pools at Camp Greenknoll with a 50 meter Olympic
style pool and Aquatics Center
· Renovate the Boughton Street branch into a state of the art facility
· Provide more scholarships to those who need them through capacity
None of this can happen without your help. Please consider making a gift
so that the Y may continue the wonderful work that it has done in our
community for over 50 years.
President/CEO Cendant Mobility