The YMCA of Columbia recently hosted their 3rd annual statewide Annual Campaign training thanks to support from the South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs.
YMCA employees and volunteers from across South Carolina gathered to collaborate and share ideas about planning and executing a year-round fundraising campaign.
The event also featured a panel of top philanthropists in the state that are working to better our communities. The panel addressed best practices when applying for grants and took questions from the audience.
Panel members included:
Anita M. Garrett: Chief Strategy Officer, The Weathers Group; Chair, Women in Philanthropy
Susan Bankson: Vice President, Community Affairs Officers, Wells Fargo South Carolina
David Laird: Director of Community Impact, Central Carolina Community Foundation
Gage Weeks: Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. in Greenville, S.C.; Formerly with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors of New York
Other topics throughout the day included aligning with YMCA of the USA¹s Nationwide Campaign effort, volunteer recruitment, donor cultivation and stewardship.
About the YMCA of Columbia
Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation¹s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation¹s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.
About the South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs
The South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs represents the interests and concerns of 21 independent YMCA Associations throughout the Palmetto State. As a grassroots-driven and governed organization, SCYMCAs advocates and educates on behalf of the Y and its mission to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsbility. The South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs works to foster statewide communication and cooperation among all 50 Ys, thus increasing reach and impact. Please visit www.scymcas.org for more information.