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Giving back to Green County YMCA

Colony Brands, Inc., a long-time supporter of health, fitness and youth activity programs for its employees, their families and our communities, offered a $400,000 challenge to the Green County Family YMCA to propel them to reach $600,000 in a fundraising effort earlier this year.

The YMCA successfully met the challenge, which included raising $200,000 for the campaign and meeting certain membership goals.

John Baumann, Colony Brands President and CEO, said that the fundraising challenge between the Colony Brands Foundation and the Green County Family YMCA is a great example of the Foundation’s purpose and also brings to life one of the company’s core values – to generously support its employees and communities.  “Having a thriving YMCA in a community the size of Monroe is a triumphant success.  This Y has a long history of helping kids throw their first real football pass or learn how to do a cartwheel, not to mention all the fitness and training opportunities available for all ages.  Colony Brands is proud to be a partner in helping the Y fulfill their mission.”

“Not only are our fall youth programs off to a solid start because of the generosity of the Colony Brands Foundation, we’ve also been able to kick off several upgrade projects which will ensure a bright future for our facility and members,” commented Trent Henning, Executive Director of the Green County Family YMCA. “This is all about offering more to our members and the community as a whole.”

Each year, Colony Brands, Inc., the Colony Brands Foundation and the R. Kubly Family Foundation partner with over 350 different organizations to help build our communities through monetary and product donations, growth challenges and our time.  Our philanthropic efforts get right at the heart of one of our core values – to generously support our employees and communities.

Shown in this photo are just a few of the Y members who benefitted from this effort – Colony Brands employees who frequent the Y for exercise and wellness opportunities, Y program directors and board members and youth members of the Blaze Football, Gems Gymnastics and Golden Gators Swim teams!  Holding the check are John Baumann, President and CEO of Colony Brands, Inc. and Trent Henning, Executive Director, Green County Family YMCA.