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YMCA receives anonymous donation, year-end grant

Grant will support new collaboration with Leopold Elementary School

MADISON, Wis. - The YMCA of Dane County announced Monday that it received year-end contributions and a large grant to support a new collaboration, according to a release.

In December, an anonymous donor dropped off a $25,000 check to support the Lussier East and Lussier West YMCA branches, and the Cremer Foundation sent a contribution for $20,000 to support the Northeast Branch and the YMCA Sun Prairie Youth Center, officials said.

The YMCA of Dane County received the summer learning loss prevention pilot program grant for $30,000 in late December from the YMCA of the USA and will be implementing the program in collaboration with Leopold Elementary School, according to the release. The program will be offered to low-income first- and second-graders to help students learn throughout the summer.

"I am heartened to know that our members and supporters in the community understand the primary mission of the YMCA and support our priorities," YMCA President and CEO Carrie Wall said in the release. "We all need to Y because our organization works every day to nurture the potential of kids, improve health and well-being and help neighbors support one another. We want more people to understand that we are more than where to go to exercise -- and that we rely on their financial support to do our vital work."

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