Category: Roper

November 21, 2012
Evans Hubbard is our Champion of Youth. Each year, he supports a wide range of charitable programs and organizations like the YMCA dedicated to education, youth, community service, health and the arts. He has consistently supported the YMCA in our efforts to create a safe place for kids and families in undeserved communities at our Tangelo Park YCMA where his support provides kids a chance to build life skills in… [...]
November 05, 2012
At the Y, we're bigger than a health club.  That's why the Roper YMCA hosted our Major Donor Celebration dinner at the Garden Building in Downtown, Winter Garden. At the event, we recognized donors that made contributions of $1,000 or more to the Roper Y Youth Scholarship Campaign. This particular campaign helps keep less fortunate kids off the street and gives them opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. The Roper Y is committed to developing… [...]
July 09, 2012
The Y family and the entire community lost a champion, philanthropist, scientist, mentor, teacher and wonderful friend on Wednesday, July 4.  Bert Roper, who started his career tending citrus trees for 10 cents an hour and became a citrus giant and inventor died after a short battle with lymphoma.  He left a legacy that will continue to impact the Central Florida community and remind us of his generosity and mission. The… [...]