A large, high–tech electronic LED sign is now located at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, on Landis Avenue. Gary and Betty Galloway, owners of Rental Country, in Vineland, donated this latest addition to the Y’s property. It enables drivers and passers-by to read about the latest events and news at the YMCA. This substantial gift was commemorated with a plaque which was recently unveiled at the base of the sign.
The message on the plaque says: “Our new community display sign is made possible through the very generous donation made by Gary and Betty Galloway.”
Board president Mike Epifanio thanked the couple for their continued leadership and support of the Y.
Both Galloways are lifelong residents of Vineland. Betty said, “There was a need for this sign, and I was glad we could do it. I really think it’s great.”
Her husband noted, “We’ve been part of the Y since my son was three, and he’s forty-one now. When I was asked to join the Y’s Board of Directors, I wanted to try to help make the Y an even better place. When I was asked to become president, I felt that we could have a bigger impact. The YMCA works hard to strengthen our community. It’s a safe and caring place that benefits people of all ages in many ways.”
YMCA CEO George Steinbronn, Jr. said, “Gary’s leadership has proven to be very important for our organization. Plus, he and Betty have been most charitable, as this significant gift shows. We are all very appreciative.”
Gary Galloway noted, “Our business was started in 1981, and the community has always been supportive and generous to us. For us not to reciprocate that would be wrong. In our lifetimes, we have made major donations to two organizations that are very important to us, Inspira and the Y.” Among the programs he identified as key offerings at the Y are for cancer survivors, for families in financial need, for youth who need a place to be safe and encouraged, the family fitness center, and more. He noted, “If our pool’s programs prevent even one kid from drowning, it’s worthwhile.”
Not only is he an active Board member, Galloway is often found enjoying the YMCA’s Pickleball court. He regularly spends several hours a week playing the game—and is known as an ace competitor!