Madison Area YMCA Member Services Director and Staff Nutritionist, Natalie Merizio, from Bridgewater, Campaign volunteers Cathy and Wolfanger from Morristown and Madison Area YMCA 2013 Annual Campaign Chair, Kerry Patel, from Madison. Cathy and LaVerne shared their Y story at the Madison Area YMCA 2013 Annual Campaign Report meeting. Credits: Madison Area YMCA
The Madison Area YMCA Held Its First Annual Campaign Report Meeting of 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 • 1:58pm
The Madison Area YMCA, located at 111 Kings Road in Madison, had its first Report Meeting for the 2013 Annual Campaign on March 7. The campaign’s success will ensure that everyone in the community has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive regardless of income or background.
As of March 7, the Campaign has reached 30% of the total goal of raising $255,000 by April 4th. Thanks to the more than 60 volunteers and over 300 donors who have donated over $76,500, the Campaign is well underway. The Campaign’s mission has impacted many including local health seekers. Pictured at the Madison Area YMCA’s Campaign Report Meeting are Cathy and LaVerne Wolfanger who have shared their personal Y stories in order to boost enthusiasm and place emphasis on the Campaign’s mission. With the help of Staff Nutritionist and Member Services Director, Natalie Merizio, the Wolfangers have been able to practice healthy living by taking part of the Madison Area YMCA’s 8-week Healthy You challenge.
“The staff is extremely helpful to us, very encouraging and always available if you want some extra advice,” said LaVerne. “The personal touch of the staff really taking a personal interest in us and I assume everyone else that did the challenge, made it so different than anything else you could find out there. They really knew what our goals were and they really encouraged us. That continuing support that we see every time that we come, really helps encourage us to stay the course and stay on the path of what we achieved” shared Cathy.
All funds raised remain local and are available for financial assistance for families and children for Y membership, programs, childcare and day camp. The campaign is one of the ways that allows the Y to provide assistance to anyone who resides or works within the Y’s service area. Support is provided based on demonstrated need, with the goal that no one be turned away from membership as a result of an inability to pay.
For more information about the Madison Area YMCA, to donate, or to hear the Wolfangers Y story, log onto www.madisonareaymca.org or call 973-822-9622.'