Manalapan Commissioner Peter Blum joins Ocean Ridge Mayor Ken Kaleel at the DeVos-Blum YMCA annual breakfast. This year’s Partner With Youth Campaign received donations totaling $433,000 — exceeding by almost 25 percent the 2007 campaign results. Both Blum and Kaleel are on the board of trustees and volunteers in the campaign.
More than 75 donations of $1,200 and greater were received, including support from the YMCA’s longtime benefactor, Peter Blum. Blum’s gifts over the years have helped to build the YMCA of South Palm Beach County into an organization that serves more than 50,000 community residents each year. The annual Partners with Youth Campaign helps more than 4,000 families receive scholarships to enjoy the facilities and programs offered by the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay.