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Hartford’s Downtown and Wilson-Gray YMCAs receive Rotary Club of Hartford Do-Good Fund award

The Wilson-Gray and Downtown Hartford YMCAs are recipients of a $3,300 Do-Good Fund grant from the Hartford Rotary Club that will enrich youth development programs for city youth. The Do-Good Fund of the Hartford Rotary provides resources to carry out its community service projects.


The Do-Good award will fund the purchase and installation of Kiefer Swim and Therapy platforms at both the Downtown Y and the Learning Corridor Pools, where the YMCA administers aquatics programs for more than 1,100 young people annually.  The Wilson-Gray YMCA will use its Do-Good Fund award to purchase a Mac PC and music editing software for its youth art programs. Both projects will further the YMCA’s mission to help young people reach their fullest potential.


“The YMCA is grateful to the Hartford Rotary and its Do-Good Fund for its financial support of our youth development programs,” says Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. “We are equally grateful for the spirit of giving and community engagement from within Rotary membership. Together, community organizations like the YMCA and the Rotary are helping young people in Hartford grow into tomorrow’s civic leaders.”


Pictured at the check presentation are from L-R: Harold Sparrow, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Hartford; Sandy Duffy, Rotary President; Judith Green, Rotary District 7890 Assistant Governor and Do-Good Fund Co-Chair; Rick Hersom, Executive Director, Downtown YMCA; and Shawn Fongemie, Director of Development, YMCA of Greater Hartford.