The Cusumano Family of Burbank has announced an historic commitment of $250,000 to the Burbank Community YMCA to help fund the Y’s $3 million capital campaign, Strong Today, Stronger Tomorrow, as well as support the YMCA’s areas of program focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
Burbank Community YMCA Receives $250K Commitment from Cusumano Family (L to R) Vic Georgino, Capital Campaign Chair, Burbank Community YMCA; Michael and Caroline Cusumano; J.C. Holt, CEO, Burbank Community YMCA; Yvette Herrera, Director of Philanthropy, Burbank Community YMCA and Roger Koll, Board President, Burbank Community YMCA
“The Cusumanos’ generous donation will go a long way in supporting the Y’s work–even beyond the needed building improvements,” JC Holt, CEO of the Y, said. “The significance of a gift like this is that it is an investment in the future. It conveys the Cusumanos’ vote of confidence for our Y and their trust that we will continue to be here for the Burbank community.”
Michael Cusumano, Managing Director of the Cusumano Real Estate Group, noted that the YMCA has a very long history in Burbank, just like his family. “When we considered supporting the Y, we were particularly impressed with how the organization provides more than $350,000 a year in financial aid to help over 1,300 families with limited incomes use the programs and facilities. We like the idea of giving people a little help so they can help themselves.”
The Cusumano Family will be recognized in the Burbank YMCA’s new, expanded Welcome Center. “We are pleased to have our family name associated with the Y and the good things it does for our community,” Cusumano said. “The time is right to add a Welcome Center to the Y, because that’s exactly what the Y does–it welcomes everyone.”
“I’m pleased that the Cusumanos are with me in promoting the Burbank YMCA,” said Campaign Chair Vic Georgino. “By continuing to support the Y’s efforts to help children and adults in Burbank stay healthy and address problems like childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease, we will ensure that Burbank remains one of the healthiest and most desirable communities in Southern California.”