YMCA starts drive

By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The YMCA of the Triangle has launched its annual fund drive, and is in the early stages of planning a capital drive.

The annual drive, which aims to raise $2.4 million and is headed by Jack Clayton, regional president of Wachovia Bank, will consist of 12 separate campaigns to support local Y branches or camps.

Money raised in the drive will support children, teens, families and adults who otherwise could not afford to take part in the Y.

Last year’s drive raised more than $2.3 million from more than 8,000 contributors, 718 of them giving $1,000 or more.

The capital drive, which has not yet set a goal, will raise money for improvements to the Central Y on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, new cabins and other improvements at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, and development of 36 acres on Holly Springs Road in Apex for a new Southwest Wake Y, starting with fields for a soccer league.

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