United Way Grants $11,880 to Kokomo Family YMCA
KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of
Directors has announced a $11,880 grant to help fund the Day Camp – Camp Tycony program
through Kokomo Family YMCA.
Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through
workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Way donors make it possible for the Y to
provide youth in Howard County with a day-camp that positively impacts a child’s ability to
achieve, build relationships and cultivate a sense of belonging.
“For 65 years, we have been building leaders, bridging social divides and creating lasting
memories on our 52-acre day camp,” said Trish Severns, YMCA CEO. “The funding from United
Way allows us to amplify Camp Tycony’s reach, and provide opportunities for all children to feel
healthy, confident, connected and secure — regardless of ability to pay.”
In 2018, the Y provided a quality camp experience to 300 children. Camp Tycony is not only a
place to play and explore but to also learn how to be a good friend, experience diversity in a
positive and accepting environment, and foster values such as caring, honesty, respect and
“We are thankful that our donors help fund the Camp Tycony program in our community,” said
Jeff Young, Interim President and CEO of United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties.
“Programs that focus on building character and relationships enable our children to grow into
strong and determined young men and women.”