Jo Winey Babcock
was an integral part of the Duneland communities as a former Duneland School
Corporation teacher, Duneland YMCA Lifeguard, Aquatics Director and member
of the Board of Directors. She was passionate about helping local children
grow into strong adults.
To honor her
memory, the Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Endowment was created, and the
Duneland YMCA was chosen to participate in the Porter County Community
Foundationís (PCCF) Agency Matching Grant Program to help fund it. Through
the communityís generosity, the initial fund of $50,000 has been met and
will be matched dollar for dollar by PCCF. If an additional $10,000 is
donated, PCCF has offered another $10,000 in matching funds. This means the
Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Endowment will total $120,000. The principal of
the endowment fund can never be spent, but the earnings from the endowment
will help families participate in Y programs and services for years to come.
The period to
qualify for the matching fund expires on March 31, 2018. Please help reach
the new endowment goal by donating to this perpetual tribute to Jo Winey
Each gift is tax
deductible. Checks made payable to the Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF)
can be mailed to the Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton,
IN, 46304, or dropped off at the Y Welcome Center.
contact Y CEO Dave Kasarda at (219) 926-4204. The Duneland Family YMCA is a
charitable nonprofit focusing on youth development, healthy living and