The love of the
Duneland communities and all those whose lives Jo Winey Babcock touched has
been apparent in the outpouring of support to create a permanent and lasting
memorial to honor Jo’s memory.
community’s generosity, the Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Endowment, made
available to the Duneland Family YMCA through the Porter County Community
Foundation’s Matching Grant Program, has grown to within $6,500 of the
original $50,000 goal.
Each dollar donated
will be matched with a dollar, allowing the Jo Winey Babcock Memorial
Endowment to grow to $100,000. While the principal of the endowment fund can
never be spent, the earnings from the endowment will help Duneland families
participate in Y programs and services for years to come.
Jo was a lifelong
friend of the Duneland Y, enjoying the benefits of Y programs and tirelessly
offering her services to help the Y grow and thrive.
Please help reach
the endowment goal by donating to this lasting tribute. Checks can be made
payable to the Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF) and dropped off at
the Duneland Y. Gifts are tax deductible. For more information, contact
Duneland YMCA CEO Dave Kasarda, at (219) 926 4204.
The Duneland Family
YMCA is a charitable nonprofit focusing on youth development, healthy living
and social responsibility.