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YMCA of Bucks County, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships announce $1 million “For a Better Us” Campaign gift


beans camp RYMCA of Bucks County recently announced a $1 million donation from Fred Beans Family of Dealerships. The gift supports the Y’s “For a Better Us” Campaign which will fund significant facility improvements and community impact programs throughout Bucks County. 

"The Y is a critical part of our community that supports the health and wellness of individuals and families throughout Bucks County," said Fred Beans, founder and president of the Beans organization. "We support the Y as a way to invest in the people who use the Y's services. They are our valued customers and our neighbors."

The “For a Better Us” Campaign will allow for the expansion of impact programs county-wide, as well as finance two major capital projects at the Doylestown and Fairless Hills locations of YMCA of Bucks County. In Doylestown, space will be added and reconfigured to expand the fitness center, add program space, and add universal, private locker rooms. In Fairless Hills, the facility will be reconfigured within its current footprint to allow for an expanded fitness center and locker rooms, additional program space, a community gathering area, and more parking, and give the building a new look.

"We are thrilled to extend our philanthropic reach into the Lower Bucks region with our support of the Y's Fairless Hills project," said Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships.  "As we grow our business in Langhorne, we are committed to having an impact on this area through contributions made by our Fred Beans Charitable Trust to organizations like the Y."

Through the generosity of donors, YMCA of Bucks County provides impact programs throughout the county that directly support under-served populations in the region. The organization to provided $5 million in community benefit in 2018 and helped 60,600 individuals live more active, healthy lives, regardless of age, income or background.

“We are grateful for the continued partnership of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships as we grow and continue to support the community. This donation from the Beans organization enables us to continue our mission to create a stronger, healthier Bucks County,” said Zane Moore, president and CEO of YMCA of Bucks County.

Fred Beans Family of Dealerships is family-owned and –operated, with Fred Beans at the helm after more than 50 years in the business. It is the largest, privately owned automotive group in Pennsylvania. In November, it brought the McCafferty Auto Group into its fold and changed the name of those dealerships to Fred Beans Ford, Kia and Hyundai of Langhorne. The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships had owned the McCafferty Auto Group of Langhorne since 2014.

Photo caption: Beth Beans-Gilbert, vice-president of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships,  stopped by summer camp at YMCA of Bucks County last summer with a donation to benefit financial assistance programs for camp youth. Beans-Gilbert, pictured here middle with Zane Moore (President/CEO) and Allen Childs (treasurer, board of directors), both of YMCA of Bucks County.