Lexmark's Paul Rooke receives philanthropy award from YMCA
Published 11.20.15 11:45 am
Pictured above: David Martorano, YMCA of Central Kentucky President and CEO; Paul Rooke, Lexmark Chairman and CEO; Kay Yates, Past President of the Bluegrass Chapter of APF
Our community and quality of life are richly enhanced by the individuals and businesses who make significant contributions of time and resources to nonprofit agencies in the Bluegrass. On Tuesday, November 12, 2015, the YMCA of Central Kentucky was one of twenty-five organizations to honor their top philanthropists at the 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration, organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Bluegrass Chapter. Lexmark’s Chairman and CEO Paul Rooke received recognition from the Y.
Lexmark has been instrumental in the success of the YMCA of Central Kentucky throughout our history and continues to leave an indelible mark on the organization today. Lexmark generously donated the 22 acres on which the North Lexington YMCA stands and most recently committed $1.5 million towards that facility’s renovation. The North Lexington YMCA will celebrate a grand reopening in January 2016.
In addition to their considerable financial support, Lexmark’s employees tirelessly contribute countless volunteer hours each year and serve as strong advocates for the Y in our community. Lexmark’s CEO, Paul Rooke, supports the YMCA’s efforts to invigorate the North Lexington corridor and cheers the YMCA’s work to provide vital community services to the residents, employees and visitors to that area.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky is grateful for all the ways that Lexmark supports the organization from serving as board members, volunteering to build a playground or with our Livestrong program for cancer survivors and for financially impacting the future of the reinvigorated North Lexington YMCA facility. The YMCA of Central Kentucky is proud to have a strong community partner in Lexmark to create a better Lexington. Thank you, Lexmark!