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November 28, 2017

Delta Continues Support for the Y

Delta has provided nearly $150,000 in support since 2013

Delta Air Lines has committed to supporting the arts programming at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse with a two-year pledge of $50,000. Delta’s support will allow the Y-Arts Scholars program continue to grow and thrive both in the city of Syracuse and in the Y’s newest facility in Baldwinsville.

Delta Air Lines employees visited the Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville earlier this year, led by Phil Memmer, Executive Director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Memmer provided a tour of the arts studio and emphasized the importance of Delta’s funding to the program. Over 300 people received assistance to participate in arts programming at the Y in 2016.

Northwest Family YMCA Executive Director Lisa Pachmayer continued the tour around the facility, with Delta Senior Vice President – Airport Operations, Northeast Henry Kuykendall taking the opportunity to shoot some baskets. Mr. Kuykendall shared that he felt that he grew up at his local Y. He has been with Delta since 1988 and also serves on the board of the YMCA of Greater New York in New York City.

“Delta’s partnership and commitment to the Y ensures our programs are available to all,” said Mara Roberts, Director of Philanthropy of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. “Every child should be able to explore their talent and creativity, regardless of background or ability to pay. Thanks to Delta, our Y-Arts Scholars program allows them to do just that.”

The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is an association of more than 55,000 people dedicated to the cause of strengthening community in Central New York. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We rely on the generosity of our donors to ensure that our programs are available to all who need them. To join the cause or to learn more, visit ycny.org.

Delta Air Lines is New York’s largest carrier with more than 500 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide from its hubs at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport – including more destinations from New York State than any other airline. Delta has invested more than $2 billion in New York airport infrastructure, including a $1.4 billion international gateway at JFK’s Terminal 4. The airline is also building a $4 billion, state-of-the-art home at LGA. Delta offers more first class seats than any other carrier in New York and the most seats between JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco, with flights that deliver flat-bed seats and chef-inspired menus in Delta One, complimentary food and beverage in Delta Comfort+ , and free meals in Main Cabin. Delta's three metropolitan-area airports carried more than 28 million customers in 2016, up from 26 million in 2015. Delta and its nearly 10,000 New York-based employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers, and the Whitney Museum, with partnerships with more than 40 community organizations.

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