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Coastal Georgia Y raises $620K for its Priceless Gifts
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Brett Bennett, Chad Cunningham, Joe Griffin, Julie Hales, David Skadeland and Gus Thompson were added to the YMCA of Effingham County’s board of management at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s 158th annual meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia also announced it raised $620,790 for the Priceless Gifts campaign.

The funds raised benefit the Y’s financial assistance program that helps provide programs and memberships to children, adults and families in their six-county service area. In 2012, the YMCA of Coastal provided the communities it served with a total community benefit of $1,974,914. This includes financial assistance to more than 12,000 people who otherwise would not have been able to enjoy YMCA programs or memberships.

Among the order of business of the evening was the exchange of the gavel as the former YMCA of Coastal Georgia corporate board chair Pastor Herb Hubbard of Bible Baptist Church passed the gavel to the new chair, David Mason of Lorwill Land Corporation. Mason, whose term began at the annual beeting, will be the active board chair until 2015. He joins the slate of incoming officers on the YMCA Corporate Board that include vice chairman Gregori Anderson, secretary Allan Reynolds and treasurer Gary Davis.

The incoming corporate board of directors elected new or returning are: Richard Moore, Kimberley Pannell, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Donald Rosenblum, Iraj Shambayati, Lamar Smith, Todd Timmons, Jim Tait and Jim Turner.