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YMCA honors donation from Marshall Ford

YMCA of Greater St. Louis Operational Vice President Cesar Silva (back row, from left); Marshall Ford Business Manager Jimmy Marshall; O'Fallon Family YMCA Board chair Kevin Thompson; Y board member Mark Hollander; and Associate Executive Shelly Norkaitis stand with students in the O’Fallon Y’s preschool during the unveiling of the banner.

Recently the board, staff and members at the O’Fallon Family YMCA recognized Marshall Ford’s $9,000 donation to the Strong Community Campaign with a banner in its lobby.

The Strong Community Campaign is the Y’s annual effort to raise funds so individuals and families can participate in Y programs. Marshall Ford has been a Y supporter for many years and is pleased to contribute to the campaign at this level, according to a press release.

“We serve many of the same people right here in this community,” said Leo Marshall, dealer principal at Marshall Ford. “We believe in the Y’s work and are happy to support what the Y does to serve our neighbors.”

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift from Marshall Ford,” said Cesar Silva, operational vice president for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. “Partners like Marshall Ford help us fulfill our mission of creating healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

In 2013, the O’Fallon Y awarded $121,500 in financial assistance to individuals and families who qualified.