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YMCA Hires New Vice President of Development

February 11, 2016

YMCA of Metro Denver announces the appointment of Gloria Jara Price as Vice President of Development. In this role, Jara Price assists with donor relations, fundraising and special events at the Y.

6 Ways to Build a Stronger Heart and Stronger You

February 9, 2016

February is American Heart Month, which calls for national awareness and prevention of America’s number 1 killer: Heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the cause of one out of every three deaths in the U.S. and the leading cause of illness and disability.

Mentor Steps In to Inspire a Teen

January 27, 2016

After learning about a teenager that needed a positive role model, a friend introduced Dapo Fadeyi to the YMCA of Metro Denver’s Reach and Rise program, which provides mentors to youth ages six to 17.  After being accepted into the Y’s mentor program, Fadeyi, 35 was matched with Alex, 13 and the two soon found themselves spending an hour a week together.

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Donates to YMCA of Metro Denver Youth Sports Program

January 25, 2016

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) announced YMCA of Denver Metro as a recipient of its 2015 CSHOF “Championship Saturday”, CSHOF Induction & Awards Banquet and the CSHOF Golf Classic. YMCA of Metro Denver is receiving a $5,000 donation.

YMCA Receives $1 Million Donation on Colorado Gives Day

December 10, 2015

Arlene Seaton, a longtime member and friend of the Schlessman Family YMCA, donated $1 million to the organization on Colorado Gives Day – the biggest online donation ever made on Colorado Gives Day and one of the largest single donations given to the Y.