YMCA of Greenville Annual Campaign Funds Will Change 9,220 Lives

2019 annual campaign breaks records for amount raised

YMCA of Greenville president and CEO Scot Baddley, Annual Campaign chair Barb Fountain and Metro board chair Stephen Edgerton at the 2019 YMCA Annual Campaign Celebration.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — YMCA of Greenville announced that it has raised a record-breaking $1,259,595 for its annual scholarship campaign, making it the largest amount raised in the association’s history. All of the funds raised will go towards providing financial assistance so that anyone who wants to participate in the Y’s programs or services is able to, regardless of their ability to pay.

The $1.25 million will provide 9,220 individual and families scholarships for wellness memberships, childcare, afterschool and sports programs, the Youth in Government program, day camps and summer residential camps.

Over the past ten years, the YMCA of Greenville has raised more than $10 million for the annual campaign, putting 100 percent of those funds back into the community.

“When we set a goal to raise $1.25 million for this year’s campaign, we knew it would be ambitious and require hard work,” said Barb Fountain, 2019 annual campaign chairperson. “But when we saw how many lives, we could impact by giving them an opportunity to better their health, mind and spirit, the volunteer fundraisers and the YMCA staff committed to raising the funds that we knew would not only improve the lives of individuals but also improve our community.”

“The most important words in the YMCA of Greenville’s mission are ‘for all.’” said Scot Baddley, president and CEO, YMCA of Greenville. “Every year our volunteers and staff live those words with their dedication to this campaign. I am grateful for their work and for the opportunity we have as an association to provide life-changing programs to the community”