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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
at 12:00pm

Blue & Purple

Our 5th Annual Meeting is all about celebrating another year of strengthening our community. Community volunteers, supporters and staff will gather on November 18th, and we will celebrate our 90th year of strengthening the community. The event will showcase several Y-Award recipients and will feature Keynote Speaker Y-USA President and CEO Kevin Washington, a
40-year YMCA professional, the 14th person and first African American to lead the Y in the United States. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this event will be held virtually from 12-1pm. The meeting is presented by Snap-on and tickets are provided at no cost but registration is required.

“The YMCA organization has served Kenosha for 90 years. Imagine the challenges the Y has faced over 9 decades; 2020 has to be one of the toughest we have endured”, says Cindy Altergott, Kenosha YMCA Executive Director. “It is our commitment to meet those challenges then, now and always to serve the needs of the Kenosha community.”

In order to do even more in the area, the Y has launched a $90K for 90 years fundraising effort. All donations up to $30,000 will be tripled. John and Judy Wavro launched the campaign with a lead gift of $30,000. The Kenosha YMCA is now in phase two of the campaign and hopes to raise another $30,000 by November 18th, the Annual Day of Giving/Annual Meeting Date. Development Director, Chris Finkel states, “The lead gift from the Wavro’s is amazing and now we are challenging our Y family and community to raise another $30,000. If we are successful we have secured a matching gift of $30,000 from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Enroth Family Fund and the Mary Frost Ashley Trust. If we can find 300 people to give $90, we can make it!”

Board Chair, Steve Donovan says, “Donations to the Kenosha YMCA support fighting against the things that make us all unhealthy, fearful, and lonely. While some businesses closed their doors at the beginning of the pandemic, the Kenosha YMCA opened ours wider, providing emergency child care, food, support and hope. Join us in celebrating our 90 year anniversary and help us reach out to our community for another 90 years!” Donations support the community programs, for the area’s most vulnerable, including

  • The Frank Elementary and Brass Community School Achievers
  • Safety Around Water
  • Livestrong at the YMCA
  • The Miracle League
  • Kenosha Seniors
  • The John and Judy Wavro Scholarship Fund

The Annual Meeting kicks off the $90K for 90 Years Annual Day of Giving

and will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 18th from 12:00 – 1:00.

Register Today!

Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

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The YMCA Awards are named in honor of Kenosha community members that founded the Y and continue to guide the organization into the future. The awards are given to those that have exemplified the Y Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in our three Areas of Service: Youth Development, Health Living, and Social Responsibility.

Mr. Robert Kueny was an avid swimmer and active member of the Y for more than 50 years. He and his wife, June, were thrilled to be the lead contributors the aquatic center that bears the family name the Kueny Aquatic Center. In recognition of their dedication to the Y and love of swimming the Award for Aquatic Member of Excellence will be named the Kueny Award.

The Callahan family is deeply committed to the vitality of our community, through engagement and support for public education, social services, and human development organizations. In recognition of their dedication to our community the award for the Health & Wellness Member of Excellence will be named the Callahan Award.

The Nash Awards honor individuals and organizations that take Social Responsibility to heart and help to advance our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. In 1928 the Nash family made a $400,000 donation, toward a community youth center on the condition that residents match it dollar-for-dollar. Kenosha residents responded and in 1930, the doors of the YMCA were opened.

John & Judy Wavro have been strong advocates of the YMCA, including supporting the scholarship fund; ensuring everyone has access to the Y. In recognition of their dedicated benevolence to our community the award for Youth Development will be named the Wavro Award.