Cal and Joanne Bamford

“Giving to the Y has become a family tradition,” says Joanne Bamford. She and husband, Cal, began taking their three children to the Y and they have carried on the tradition by taking their own children. From swimming lessons with their children in the 1950’s to many years on the YMCA’s former foundation board in the late 1980’s, Cal still have his original YMCA membership card and uses it each time he visits the Y.

Cal and Joanne remember the early days of fundraising for the Y through children’s shows. They have supported the Y’s efforts all these years because the programs offered to children are dear to their hearts and family. They find it important to pair education and healthy activities for participants of all ages and their generosity is impacting future generations.