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September 3, 2013

Silver Bay reaches fundraising milestone

SILVER BAY — Silver Bay YMCA, a conference and family retreat center on Lake George, recently reached the $10 million mark in its Campaign for Silver Bay.

The community phase of the campaign is now in full swing, with an opportunity for members and friends of Silver Bay to support the effort.

Funding is being raised to complete $17 million in priority projects, which will include a new Center for Lodging, Dining and Leadership and several environmental improvements to help protect Lake George.

The new center, to be built on the site of the current dining hall, will make all-season activity possible at the core of the Silver Bay campus.

It will provide 30 to 40 new and accessible guest rooms with private baths, upgraded dining experiences and flexible meeting rooms for up to 200 participants.

Environmental and lake-water protection projects include a new wastewater system, rain gardens, road improvements that better handle storm-water runoff and new parking areas.

“We are extremely pleased with the generous outpouring of support so far,” Silver Bay CEO David Kisselback said in a news release.

“Silver Bay will be transformed by the new center, and it will help us better serve our mission.”

In addition to providing conference services and on-campus programs, Silver Bay YMCA provides year-round services to regional youth, adults and seniors.

Silver Bay runs the Teen Center in Ticonderoga and the Afterschool Program at Ticonderoga Elementary School.

The national YMCA Youth & Government Program, youth music camps, fitness and social programs are also offered to the community.

Silver Bay YMCA, a mission-driven organization in operation since 1902, hosts respite stays for clergy and others through its Brookside/Trinity Community House Program and its Military Family R&R Program.

Each year, more than 300 nonprofit conferences and meetings are held at Silver Bay, serving more than 20,000 distinct individuals.

For further information, visit the website campaignforsilverbay.org or contact the Development Office at 543-8833 or via email atdevelopment@silverbay.org.

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