Every day the YMCA affirms its commitment to making a positive impact in the community. Y programs provide opportunities for all generations, ensuring that every individual feels a sense of belonging. And as a non-profit, community-based organization, the YMCA relies on the generosity of its members and the support of charitable giving to provide services and financial assistance for children, adults and families living in our community.
That is why the YMCA would like to thank CITGO Lemont Refinery, which recently provided a $7,500 donation in support of the YMCA Mission Strong Fund, helping ensure that nobody is turned away from the Y due to the inability to pay.
“CITGO is proud to continue partnering with the Greater Joliet Area YMCA,” said Dennis Willig, CITGO Lemont Vice President and General Manager. “We support the Y’s mission of strengthening our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility,” Willig added.
“We are so grateful for CITGO’s generous support of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA and our 2021 YMCA Gala,” said Chief Executive Officer Katy Leclair. “CITGO has a long history of supporting initiatives in our community, and has been a wonderful partner of the Y for many, many years. We are humbled by CITGO’s continued support of our mission and the communities we serve,” added Leclair.
Pictured in top photo: (L-R) CITGO Lemont Refinery Government and Public Affairs Manager Heather Winter, Greater Joliet Area YMCA Mission Advancement Director Donnie Chestnutt, CITGO Lemont Refinery Communications Advisor Kim Hendrick, CITGO Lemont Refinery Community Relations Advisor Jennifer Hannon, Greater Joliet Area YMCA President and CEO Katy Leclair.