2010 annual report

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Planting the Seeds of Growth


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Eric BergesonDear Friends:

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA, I am pleased to report that our Y has enjoyed another very successful year and that our Y is very healthy – financially and otherwise. I can point to several measures that demonstrate this success: stable and predictable financials; a new high for the annual fundraising campaign; significantly higher membership visits; expanded programming; and strengthening of the management team. However, it is in the most critical area, supported by all these measures, in which our Y has absolutely shined during the past year: executing on the mission.

The Y has a long-standing mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Last year the Y movement provided more definition to this mission by focusing in three distinct areas: socially responsible community leadership, promoting the overall health of individuals and families, and developing the youth of our communities. Through the leadership and direction of the Board of Directors, our CEO Tony Shockency, and the hard work of his team, our Y has made the right adjustments to ensure weare serving our community according to our mission.

A significant component of these changes is connecting, in a meaningful way, with the immediate community in which our Y is positioned. In this way, Tony and his team are best able to serve the needs of the community surrounding our Y. The groundwork laid during the past year is enabling our Y to positively impact health outcomes and to develop youth in Longmont where the need is greatest. The Board of Directors is proud of the results being delivered by our Y; and the national Y organization is consistently spotlighting our Y as a shining example of what the local community driven Y movement is all about. Thank you for being a part of our Y and our mission.

Eric Bergeson

Board Chair
Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA

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Tony Shockency

  • Our Y piloted a new program funded by Kraft and Y-USA dedicated to supporting Hispanic/Latino families in achieving healthy lives. We received additional funding from Kraft to extend the program called Salsa, Sabor y Salud throughout 2011.
  • More than 100 people referred by Salud Clinic were able to take steps to manage – and even conquer – chronic disease through Activate for Life, a new program funded by the Colorado Health Foundation. 
  • In 2010, more than 400 individuals and companies gave $102,000 to fund scholarships for low income children, families and adults. Local and national foundations provided grants totaling over $157,000 to support our work to improve our community’s health and well being.
  • What do 439 bikes and 610 new books add up to? Thousands of smiles and lots of holiday cheer. Bicycle Longmont and the Y partnered to put on the annual Y Pals party for needy kids. 
  • In 2010, 742 volunteers gave 6751 hours! Whether it’s coaching a soccer team or landscaping or wrapping books for Y Pals, it’s all part of belonging to the Y.
  • The Y partnered with local non profits El Comite and Intercambio de Comunidades to hold classes for the community in citizenship, diabetes prevention, know your rights, Latin dance and English as a second language.
  • 100% of children in the Y preschools transitioning to kindergarten were assessed as “ready to start.”
  • Every child attending preschool, after school and summer camp took the Health Smart Behaviors assessment, and learned about healthy diets and activities as part of a Y USA pilot program.
  • The SilverSneakers program for older adults at the Longmont Y is one of the largest in Colorado. More than 1500 people enrolled and enjoyed a full Y membership as well.

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donor support to the Y

President’s Circle: $2500+

Eric & Tammy Bergeson
Alan T. Carpenter
Longmont United Hospital
Thomas & Jessica Inglefield
Walter & Ursula Eberspacher
Xilinix Community Foundation

Community Garden Photo

Roundtable $1000+

Neil & Georgi Bertrand
Kevin & Kelly Block
Bill & Judy Burkard
Collins Foundation
FirstBank of Longmont
Bob & Nanette Goings
Gerald & Harriet Golter
Sam & Kathy Hallett
Ellen & David Ivener
Steve & Janelle Laughlin
Giselle Lehmann
Robert & Rhea Little
Doris & Richard Norman
Don & Cathy Oest
Andy & Donna Ray
Richard & Anne Salberg
Joe & Sandy Sartor
Dale B. Sherrod, M.D.
Tony Shockency
Time Frame Photography
Charlotte Tyson
Wells Fargo Bank
Sheridan & Laury Wolfe

Friends $100+

A Better Copy
Ace Hardware
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
Alcohol Behavior Information Inc.
Chuck & Bonnie Allen
Amgen Matching Gifts
Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Monica & Bill Baldwin
Gary & Claudia Barbour
Barnes Dentistry
The Bashor Connection
Michael  & Jennifer Baucom
Thomas Beckmann, PC
Eric & Elizabeth Benson
Christopher & Linda Bitner
Jerry & Barbara Block
Tom Cobb & Mary Blue
Bob's Carpet Service
Borders Books of Longmont
Peyton Bozeman
Breakfast Optimist Club of Longmont
Betty Lou Brock
John & Kathy Burcham
Polly Buster
John & Kathleen Caldwell
Carbon Valley Rotary Club
Kris Binard & Ron Carlson
Mitchell and Patricia Carson
Kenneth & Eileen Cavanaugh
Ajay Chankramath
Erick & Andrea Childers
Chris Wright & Associates LLC
Harold & Janice Christensen
Gary & Kelli Cole
Columbine Appliance
Joan & Bill Crawford
Darrel & Debbie Culver
Lindsey Culver
Daughters of the British Empire in the State of Colorado
Lyle & Beverly Dehning
Chris Demmel
Keith & Kimberly Dickelman
William Diffenderffer
Doty, Lyle and Jones, LLC
Edith Dowling
Roger & Carolyn Driver
Al & Dixie Dworak
Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic, P.C.
Edward Jones Investments
Justin Feather
John & Betty Fenstermaker
Jessica Fernandez
First MainStreet Insurance
John Flynn
Frontier Honda
John & Linda Gathman
Nathan & Lydia Gazdik
Katherine Gehl
Gibralter Business Appraisals
Bayne & Nell Gibson
Golden Van Lines
James Nason & Marietta Gonzales
Gary & Karen Gorman
Luna Valdez
Great Western Bank
Richard Griego
Bruce Grossman
Guaranty Bank
Hamilton Linens & Uniform
Havana Manor
Jeannie & Errol Heiman
High Country Chemical Supplies Inc.
Dwight & Lee Hill
James Hiner
Howe Mortuary Inc.
Ruth Howe
Ruth Howe
IBM Employee Services Center
Duane K Jennings

Cheryl Johnson
Ted Karr
Stephanie Kilby
David & Sonia Kirby
Golden K. Kiwanis
Dave Larison
Dean & Anne Lehman
Connie & Edward Lehman
Charles & Kathleen Lehmann
Giselle Lehmann
Sue Lewczyk
LinnellTaylor Marketing
LM Jenson LLC
Karen & Newton Logan
Longmont Ford
Longmont Lions Club

Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Assc. #1806
Peggy Lovell
Luscombe Engineering
Lynn Cunningham Appliance Inc.
Charles & Arleen Mack
Jesus Mantas-Perez
Rich Marsh
Jim Marty and Associates LLC
Kevin & Bertha McShea
Louis Moreno
Margaret Morford
Dennis Nowland
Felicia Ohnmacht
Carol Oswald Yoakum
Skip Patience
Kristen Pederson
Dale & Karen Rademacher
Michael Rebich
Rotary Club of Mead
Samson, Pipis, & Marsh, LLC
Candis Schey
Sarah Schey
Paul & Vicki Schlagel
Julie Scott
Ira Sharfin
Billy & Louise Sheats
Larry & Gwen Sieckmann
Pamela M Smallwood
Maritza Sneddon
The Snyder Family
Larry & Lori Stauss
Dwight Sullivan
Sunflower Spa
George Talbott
Dylan Taylor
Robert & Lianne Tengler
Texas Roadhouse of Longmont
John & Sally Tower
Traffic Signals Controls
Lisa Trask
William Troxel
United Way of the Bluegrass
Tom Vassar
Vectra Bank - Longmont
Steve & Wanda Ward
Patricia & John Weaver
Donald Weibel
Welzig Mechanical
Betty Williamson
Kris Wilson
Thomas and Mitzi Wood
Carol Woods
WorkWell Occupational Medicine
Janet Worrell
Khris Wright
John and Talesa Yeast
Zadel Realty

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Anschutz Family Foundation
City Of Longmont
Colorado Health Foundation
Foothills United Way
Connie Coffield and Ed Lehman Community Cares Fund of the Longmont Community Foundation
Lehman Fund of the Longmont Community Foundation
Longmont Rotary Charity Fund, Inc.
Lynn & Helen Clark Fund
jcpenney afterschool fund
Ray Lanyon Fund
McCarty Charitable Fund of the Longmont Community Foundation
Rose Foundation
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Trask Family Foundation
United Way of Weld County Inc
YMCA of the USA and Kraft
YMCA of the USA and PepsiCo

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The board of directors. YMCA 2010

Eric Bergeson
Board Chair

Tony Shockency

Eric Benson, MD
Neil Bertrand
Kevin Block
John Burcham
Jill Fernandez
Steve Laughlin
Rich Marsh
Joe Sartor
Janet Worrell

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In Memory at the Y

In memory of Ronald Block
Kevin Block

In memory of Jason Creager
Carolyn Creager

In memory of Mark Linnell
Arlen and Vickie Anderson
Carolyn Goodall
Barb McGaughey
Poudre Valley Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1945
B. & Kristin Taylor
David & Linda Smart

In memory of Ruth Ann McGaughey
Jerry & Shirley Ahnstedt
Mary Blue
Aileen Deffke
Carolyn Driver
Terry Duke
John & Sally Gaddis Clarence & Jane Haeker
Ruth Howe
Diane Kinlund
Mary Ann Van Langen
Lavon Pope
Leslie & Kevin Pope
Roxanna Schlagel
Jo Anne Smallwood

In memory of Kern Wheaton and Scott & Joann Schlander
Aimee Schlander

In memory of Zach Yaklich
Mari Ettlinger

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We are excited to announce and welcome our new CEO, Noel Brendefur.

Guest editorial from Ginny Sipes sharing about the Community Support Campaign, here

Check out our 2012-13 Annual Report - a quick view of all the positive things we were able to do in a year.

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