CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, has announced the eight winners of the 2018 spring BIG Benefit Raffle. Twice a year, the credit union runs a two-month campaign where a maximum of 4,000 raffle tickets are sold. Tickets are available to members of CAP COM and the public, and sell for $25 each.
The spring BIG Benefit Raffle raised a grand total of $100,000 and the funds were distributed in three ways. $21,000 was awarded in large cash prizes to eight community winners. $10,000 was awarded to the 2018 beneficiary: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region (GCR). The remaining $69,000 is being distributed via year-round foundation funding to CAP COM’s more than 100 community partners.
Picking YWCA-GCR as the 2018 beneficiary resonated for those purchasing tickets, while reinforcing the organization’s great work in the community and in collaboration with partners. The $10,000 will support YWCA-GCR’s Centennial Celebration Building Fund “100 Challenge,” so their beautiful 100-year-old building can continue to be a source of support, hope and empowerment for women and families in our community.
The 2018 Spring BIG Benefit Raffle Winners are:
- $10,000: David K., Albany
- $5,000: Sean R., Ballston Lake
- $1,000: John G., Loudonville
- $1,000: Ronald B., Westerlo
- $1,000: Bridget D., Schenectady
- $1,000: Sarah M., Castleton
- $1,000: Devan P., Latham
- $1,000: Noreen C., East Greenbush
CAP COM Community Relations Manager, Amanda Goyer said, “We are thrilled to partner with the YWCA-GCR to help them continue to deliver crucial services that are life-changing for individuals in our region. The YWCA’s programs create impact that lasts. They help women and children get back on their feet and stay on their feet so they can sustain a productive lifestyle. The longevity of the YWCA’s impact is so important, and one of the reasons why the CAP COM Cares Foundation feels so strongly about getting behind their mission.”