June 06, 2013

Proving once again that our Y family is the most caring, generous group in Central Florida, we want to thank the 7,500 donors who have put our 2013 Annual Support Campaign on track to reach its $2.5 million goal.


“Thanks to an incredible outpouring of generosity, this year’s campaign reached new heights,” said 2013 Campaign and Metro Board Chair Glen Davis. “But the true measure of our success will be seen in the number of lives transformed by the Y’s life-changing programs.”


Through the Y’s commitment to Social Responsibility, more than 35,000 people benefit from the volunteer-led fundraising effort, which ensures that no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Dollars raised also help support 11 Outreach Ys, which serve financially fragile communities such as Pine Hills, Tangelo Park and Kissimmee.


Significant year-to-date increases were seen in every aspect of the campaign, including the total number of gifts, volunteers and dollars raised. Another highlight was the first-ever Day of Giving event, hosted by 20 Y Family Centers, which generated 2,400 donors and $215,938 in a single day.


The YMCA of Central Florida wishes to thank all who supported the 2013 campaign, especially the following Ruffier Society members who generously donated $10,000 or more:


  • Lockheed Martin
  • Wayne Densch Charities
  • Galloway Foundation
  • Siemens
  • Boys and Girls Club of Marion County
  • Maroun Chater
  • A Friends Foundation
  • BB&T
  • Bill Browder
  • Chesley Magruder Foundation
  • Aramark
  • Harris Rosen
  • Alice Edgar Memorial Fund
  • CC Dockery
  • Walt Disney World
  • Glen Davis
  • Jim Ferber
  • Dan Wilcox
  • Mark Russell
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals (Bill Kennedy)
  • Chris Barley
  • SunRiver Concepts
  • Weller Pools
  • David Weeks
  • Unicorp National Development
  • Howie and Deborah Apple
  • The Bond Foundation
  • Lisa Sidhu
  • Osceola County Sheriff’s Department
  • TOHO Water Authority
  • Loretta Schoen
  • Community Bible Church (Ocala)