Sneaker Ball Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2017 Annual Sneaker Ball & Auction so successful! We raised close to $45,000 which combined with staff, board, members and other donors who have contributed to our Annual Campaign, brought us to $104,457, or 52% of our $200,000 fundraising goal.

In addition to the 80s theme fun: outrageous outfits, hair and makeup, & dance moves, we had serious moments too.  Aquatics Director, Paul Simpson, shared sobering drowning statistics and emphasized the importance of giving kids and adults in our community the opportunity to develop life-saving skills through swimming lessons at the Y.

Paul then recognized Keene Family YMCA lifeguards Emma Ledwith & Kevin Moss with an American Red Cross Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action for the roles they played in saving the life of a Y member who had a medical emergency while swimming laps two years ago. (Click here for full story)

For those of you who were moved by the story and recognize the important role the Y plays in keeping our community safe, there is still time to donate! Donate TODAY!

About Liz Coppola

Liz Coppola is the Keene Family YMCA's Associate Executive Director. She is responsible for Financial Development/Fundraising and oversees Marketing/Communications, and Program Development. She joined the Y in October 2008, and lives in Keene with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and one rabbit. When she is not at the Y, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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