Bank of America Provides YMCA of Greater Seattle One by eg1pt23

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                 Bank of America Provides YMCA of Greater Seattle
                      One Million More Reasons to Help Families
                     Largest Corporate Contribution to Date for New Effort to Build
                                 Five YMCA Family Resource Centers

SEATTLE – Andrew Plepler, president of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, today presented
a $1 million donation to the YMCA of Greater Seattle to build new family resource centers in YMCA
branches across the region.


The gift is Bank of America’s single largest corporate contribution in a decade in the Seattle area and
will come over four years, matching the YMCA’s commitment to planned and thoughtful growth. The
grant is also the largest corporate donation to the YMCA’s new growth efforts to date.   Plepler was
joined by Peter Joers, Bank of America’s new Washington state president.


“The YMCA’s new family resource centers will meet a growing demand for critical services such as
providing a safe environment for children to play, developing programs for single parents, educating
seniors on how to care for themselves, and much more,” said Joers. “Bank of America is proud to help
the YMCA of Greater Seattle significantly expand these services for thousands of families that result in
long-term, meaningful and measurable improvements in our communities.”


The YMCA will use the gift immediately to create family resource centers in its expansion of the historic
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA and in the new Shoreline/South County Family YMCA. The
Meredith Mathews East Madison branch, in Seattle’s Central Area, provides services to more than
10,000 community members (62 percent of which are under age 18 and 36 percent who receive
financial assistance or are in subsidized programs). The YMCA intends to break ground on a new
comprehensive Shoreline/South County Family YMCA this summer (a community currently served by
an aging facility with insufficient space to meet demand). Centers at both branches are part of the
YMCA Board’s efforts to significantly expand services. Three additional centers are planned over the


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next few years, with announcements to follow as volunteer leaders move forward on expansion plans.


“Bank of America is joining a vibrant and generous group of community and corporate leaders who
recognize the value of supporting the diverse communities the YMCA serves,” said Robert B.
Gilbertson, Jr., president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. “We take our partnership with
these organizations seriously and thank them wholeheartedly for their support. We look forward to
proving to them once again why the YMCA is an organization they can trust.”


Other corporations and foundations that have stepped forward to significantly support the YMCA’s
expansion of new community resources include: Cornerstone Gift - The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation; Lead Gifts - The Boeing Company, The Foster Foundation, Microsoft Corporation,
PACCAR and Washington Mutual; Major Gifts - Anderson Foundation, GLY Construction, Howard S.
Wright Family Foundation, Lakeside Industries, Medina Foundation, Nordstrom, The Seattle
Foundation and SGA Corporation.


About Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy: Bank of America has embarked on an
unprecedented 10-year goal to give $1.5 billion to nonprofit organizations engaged in improving the
quality and vitality of their neighborhoods. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give more
than $200 million in 2007, making the bank one of the most generous corporate donors in the world.
Bank of America approaches giving through a national strategy called "neighborhood excellence" under
which it works with local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of individual
communities. Through Team Bank of America, bank associate volunteers contribute more than
500,000 hours each year to improve the quality of life in their communities nationwide. For more
information about Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy, please visit
www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.


About the YMCA of Greater Seattle: Founded in 1876, the YMCA of Greater Seattle is the oldest
human service organization in Washington State and a leader in providing innovative programs to build
health in spirit, mind and body. Through its 15 branches, three camps and more than 200 program
sites in King and south Snohomish counties, the YMCA serves 190,000 people annually with an array
of services, including child care, parent-child programs, teen development, year-round camping, youth
educational/employment programs, foster care, young adult transitional housing, family resource
centers offering a wide range of supportive services, plus wellness and fitness programs for all ages
and abilities. More information may be found at www.seattleymca.org.
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