News from: Family YMCA of the Desert
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Family YMCA of the Desert will kick off their Annual Campaign with flair! What looks like a lofty goal for 5 short weeks will materialize into reality if our Board President, Davidi Compton and CEO, Paula Simonds have anything to say about it. Yes folks, some of our valley’s well known, local community members and friends of the Y will work diligently to secure pledges to successfully get to the goal of $550,000. We are on it!
Please join us in encouraging Honorary Chair, KESQ’s own Karen Devine, our Major Gifts Chair, Walter Clark and our Community Gifts Chair, Patrick Klein of the Gardens on El Paseo. They will lead over 100 volunteers consisting of Y staff and Board of Directors who will tirelessly focus on securing pledges with our Y kids in mind bringing this campaign to its triumphant end.
Donors of $1600 or more will be honored at the Golden Circle dinner to be held at Wally’s Desert Turtle in April. This is a time honored event!
FAMILY YMCA OF THE DESERT
The Family YMCA is the largest provider of licensed childcare in the valley, with facilities from Palm Springs to Mecca. Over 2,600 kids and families are served each day at 34 sites, with many opportunities in youth and family programming. The primary focus of the Family YMCA is to reinforce caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while allowing kids to develop social skills, confidence, leadership, and fitness.
Programming includes before and after-school childcare, youth and adult basketball, Youth and Government, swim lessons, Y Rookies (ages 3-5) sports leagues, and more. More than one quarter of the children participating in the Y programs receive financial assistance, making community support a vital element in the ability to offer help to kids and their families.
Davidi Compton, serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Family YMCA of the Desert, and Paula Simonds is the YMCA’s valley-wide CEO. The Palm Desert Y (central administrative office) is located at 43-930 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. 92260. (Phone: 760-341-9622).
The Family YMCA of the Desert is one of 2700 YMCA’S nationwide, which focus upon youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For more information please visit: http://www.ymcaofthedesert.org.
For more information regarding the YMCA campaign please contact Alisa Williams, Associate Executive Director) at 760-341-9622.