The Torgian Family YMCA celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a 10 day celebration of its members and the community. The celebration culminated in an effort to raise $10,000 on November 10 in honor of the Y’s 10 years of community impact. Thanks to the generosity of 229 donors, $10,378 was raised in one day!
“The Torigian Family YMCA is thrilled to have reached our goal thanks to the support of the donors,” said Tyler Fleming, Branch Executive Director. “We appreciate all of the generous contributions that made our $10k in a Day campaign a success.”
The YMCA opened at 259 Lynnfield Street in Peabody on November 6, 2006 after a capital campaign with considerable community support. Originally named the Peabody-Lynnfield YMCA, it was soon renamed the Torigian Family YMCA in honor of Peter Torigian, the former mayor of Peabody. “Mayor Torigian was a leading force in the capital campaign and we couldn’t have built the Y without him,” said Bruce Macdonald, President & CEO of the YMCA of Metro North. “His support and leadership were instrumental in rallying the community around the new YMCA.”
The Y also hosted a reception on November 12 to commemorate the decade of community impact the Y has had thanks to the support of donors and partners. Ten community champions were honored for their dedicated and continued commitment to the Torigian Family YMCA. President & CEO Macdonald was also honored for his role in building the Y and sustaining it.
Congratulations to the Community Champions: Kathleen Casey, the City of Peabody, Robert Fennell, Dave & Cathy Gravel, Deanne Healey, Chuck & Martha Holden, Phil Oesterlin, Joe Riley, Chris Rollins, Rousselot and Bruce Macdonald.
“These champions made a significant impact on the Y and we appreciate all they have done to help us,” Fleming said. “We are thankful for everyone who has supported the Y and we are proud to be part of such an engaged community.”