Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Carter Memorial Fund 10th anniversary

The YMCA of Darke County recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Carter Memorial Fund. The fund was generously bequeathed to the Y on September 12, 2005, as an endowment that benefits youth and families by providing YMCA scholarship funds.

The Carter Memorial Fund was established in 2005 and given to the Y by the late Mr. Clinton “Gene” Carter. Mr. Carter grew up in Fort Jefferson and attended Greenville High School. Mr. Carter’s sisters, Hazel DuBois and Helen Thompson, told the Y that he loved coming to the Y in Greenville to swim and walk on the track. He did not have children of his own, but loved children and wanted to help them.

“His generous gift has blessed thousands of children and families over the years,” said CEO Sam Casalano. “His legacy lives on in the children who have learned to swim at the Y, who have found a place to belong here, have learned fundamentals of sports, or life lessons through character education experiences at the Y. We are touched and honored by his kindness and caring.”

The YMCA of Darke County Endowment Fund gives individuals the opportunity to contribute to the mission of the YMCA in a way that lasts long into the future. Gifts are made through cash, property, stocks or other marketable securities; creation of an annuity, trust or other life estate program; or naming the YMCA as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy or recipient of a bequest. In turn, donors receive significant tax benefits for their contribution. The principle balance is invested and maintained by professional advisors and monitored by a committee. Information about the YMCA of Darke County’s Endowment opportunities may be obtained from CEO Sam Casalano by calling 937-548-3777 or email:

The YMCA of Darke County is a non-profit membership association of over 5,000 members with facilities in Greenville and Versailles. The mission of the YMCA of Darke County is to put Christian principles into practice to benefit all Darke County residents through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more information please visit

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