YMCA gets corporate boost

| 23/03/2017
CNS Local Life

Alasdair Robertson of Maples poses with cheque and children at YMCA camp at Field of Dreams

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands has received a $50,000 donation from the Maples Foundation to help fund its various initiatives. The non-profit organisation was established in 2012 to inspire youth, build character and strengthen the community of the Cayman Islands. Through the Extended After-School Programme, Teen Leaders programme and Y Day Camps, the YMCA helps bring support to children and teenagers most in need during critical stages of their development.

“The YMCA is so very grateful to Maples for this generous donation, and their commitment to support our Islands is compelling,” said Andrew Johnson, YMCA chairman. “The Y exists to make our community stronger, especially our young people, and we simply could not do this work without such strong support.”

The YMCA launched its corporate Founders Campaign in June 2016, which called on the Cayman community to assist the organisation’s efforts to build capacity, expand its programmes and increase awareness. With corporate donors such as the Maples group, the campaign was able to surpass its initial fundraising goal of $350,000.

Alasdair Robertson, global managing partner of Maples and Calder, said of the donation: “The Maples group is proud to lend its support toward initiatives that help to build a stronger and healthier community in the Cayman Islands and we look forward to the continued success of the YMCA.”

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