Fogelman YMCA 2016 Annual Campaign #GIVE

Hello Friends, Family, Clients, Coworkers, Neighbors, Fans 🙂

imageI joined the Fogelman YMCA in April 2010. After some life and career challenges (along with a crash landing and a few months of absentee membership) – I collected myself and decided I needed to focus on something that I had full control over: my personal health. A few years of #OEW obscenely early workouts, @MRTC #RRS road races, spin-anniversaries, Grizzlies games, Redbirds games, and strong friendships later – I’m still standing and committed to supporting the YMCA.

I was selected as Fogelman YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 2013 [if you’re very interested, here is my personal story and embarrassing video interview part one and part two]

I have served on the Fogelman YMCA Board of Management since 2012.  As part of my duties, I volunteer my time to organize activities for members through the Social Fitness club and pledge to raise money for the Annual Campaign. The YMCA believes that all kids have potential and should have the opportunity to be nurtured in all their possibility.  Donations to Fogelman YMCA provide fee assistance for the Diabetes Prevention Program, Blood Pressure Management Program, Make A Splash Summer Swim Lessons, After-School Care, and Summer Day Camp.
My goal for 2016 is to personally raise $1000 in pledges.  I make my personal donation of $240 by automatic draft of  $20 for 12 months along with my monthly membership dues.
fogelman community celtic fundraiserYou can complete a pledge card or donate online, select the Fogelman YMCA and my name Ruchee Patel. Pledges can be paid any time in 2016.  The YMCA is a registered non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Other ways to donate: Come to Celtic Crossing YMCA Benefit Night on March 8, 2016
Thanks, Ruchee
YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South 2016 Annual Campaign
ymca Fogelman Campaign Sheet 2-1$50
  • Provides one session of swim lessons
  • Supports a child’s participation in one week of after school care


  • Sends a child to one week of Summer Day Camp
  • Supports a session of exercise and pool activity for a special needs child


  • Allows a child to participate in after school care for one month
  • Funds a water safety program for 10 students

ymca Fogelman Campaign Sheet 2-2$500

  • Helps ten children participate on a youth sports team
  • Helps a senior enjoy a year of exercise or rehabilitation


  • Enables a child to enroll in day camp for the entire summer
  • Provides three months of youth development & leadership programs
  • Provides a year of recreational activities for a family

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