Memorial Funds

Through the years, we have lost dear friends of our YMCA. Their loved ones have established Memorial Funds in their honor. Gifts to these funds are added to our Endowment.

If you would like to consider establishing a Memorial Fund, contact Tom Madeyski at 760-765-0642. Once created, friends and family can send gifts to: "Named Memorial Fund", YMCA Camping, P.O. Box 2440, Julian, CA 92036 (checks payable to "YMCA Camps"). A minimum gift of $100 is required to establish a named Memorial Fund.

Existing Memorial Funds

Allan Wolowsky Memorial Fund. On August 18, 2007, tragedy struck.

14-year employee Allan Wolowsky was killed in an automobile accident. His wife Sandy Lee established this fund to honor Allan's memory, work, and the place he so loved - YMCA Camp Marston.

Donald & Edwin Settle Memorial Fund. Don was a camp alumnus from the 1950's, his father Edwin was a long time donor.

Helen & Harvey Tyndall Memorial Fund - Harvey has a longtime legacy with the Copley YMCA and Camp Marston. His wife Helen was a generous donor to camp. The Tyndall family have been wonderful supporters of our work!

Al Criqui Memorial Fund - Al joined the YMCA Board of Management in the late 1990's. As he applied his business skills & insights to the governance of our YMCA, Al came to appreciate the work of Y-Camp in the lives of children. His wife Carol remains a wonderful supporter of our camps.

Stephen Burns Memorial Fund - This fund was created by camp Board Member Stephen Streifer to honor the memory of a family friend that died tragically as a boy.

Ed Wright Memorial Fund - Ed was a prominent alumnus of Marston in the 1940's. A tremendous outpouring of gifts arrived after Ed passed away in 2006.

King Hamill Memorial Fund - King was known as a "true gentleman of the YMCA", having grown up in Gra-Y, Hi-Y, Sports and Camping in Los Angeles.

Barbara Smith Memorial Fund - Barbara was a staff member at Marston in the 1970's.

Alan Tisdale Memorial Fund - Alan was a camper and staff member at Camp Marston, and served as a volunteer Board Member in the mid 1990's.

Walters Family Memorial Fund - created by Cecille Walters in honor of her husband, Doug Walters. Doug was a YMCA "lifer", having been a camper, then volunteer, and ultimately a donor. The famiy's interest has been specifically at Camp Surf, where they are funded the new Walters Recreation and Environmental Education Facility.

John Callinon Memorial Fund