Columbian Foundation donates to Skaneateles Y

The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center received a donation from the Columbian Foundation to use as seed money to create additional, much needed, fitness space at the Skaneateles Y.

"This donation will help to better utilize space within the building for those areas, such as group exercise programs, that are growing each and every day," said branch director, Dorothea Hughes.

Douglas Adams, vice president of the Columbian Foundation presented the check to

Director Hughes, along with Susan Dove, Secretary of the Skaneateles Recreational Charitable Trust (SRCT). SRCT owns the building and the YMCA manages the facility at 97 State St., Skaneateles. Adams is also the Treasurer of SRCT.

The Skaneateles Y also announced their first annual support campaign, which will begin in early March. The campaign is being run totally by volunteers from the Skaneateles community, chaired by Elisabeth Hurley.

The purpose of the Support Campaign is to help raise money for the scholarship fund, which underwrites programs for families and individuals that might not be able to afford to participate in them. One of the missions of the YMCA is to turn no one away based on their ability to pay. This Support Campaign will enable the Skaneateles Y to fulfill this mission and also educate the public about all the programs the Y has to offer.

For information on membership in the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center call


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