Recently I had the pleasure of being in Caldwell for the wrap-up celebration of our Strong Kids Campaign, the Y’s Annual Fundraising Campaign. It was wonderful to see so many of the folks there who have been Caldwell Y supporters from the very beginning. 91-year-old Betsy Eldredge was there, just as she is every year. She and her husband donated the land upon which the Caldwell Y sits. It was a farm then, and it is a farm now. Where beets, corn, and hay once grew, now there are crops of kids and families who grow right before our eyes. Betsy has become a great Y advocate and ambassador and is always beaming when we see her. It is inspiring see that this community, one hard hit by the economic downturn, has raised more than $190,000 to make sure that no one is ever turned away from the Y due to the inability to pay. The sense of volunteer ownership at this facility is what we strive for.
CEO BLOG: Caldwell, an inspiring community
April 29, 2014 by