YMCA 'Open Doors' campaign exceeds fundraising goal

Scholarship and financial aid funds grows 17 percent

GREENVILLE, S.C. – YMCA of Greenville has exceeded its Open Doors campaign fundraising goal, it was announced recently.

The annual effort raises funds for those in the community who need help to pay for Y memberships or programs. The goal this year was a record $1,000,500, and the final tally at the conclusion of the campaign was over $1,013,374.

Donations came from local companies and individuals, and 100 percent of the funds are used for financial aid for memberships and programs like after school care, day camp, swim lesson, youth sports, preschool at the Judson Community Center, and summer camp at Y Camp Greenville, according to YMCA Open Doors campaign chair Stephen Edgerton.

"We are deeply grateful for the support of the community," Edgerton said. "The money raised this year will go far in making our community one of the healthiest in the state and that’s something we all can be proud of."

The Open Doors campaign announcement was made at a luncheon that featured keynote speaker Dr. Ann Kulze, author of "Eat Right for Life."