Golden State YMCA announces generous bequest and successful summer season


VISALIA – A successful summer turns into a generous fall for the Golden State YMCA. After helping nearly 4,000 child and adults experience Camp Sequoia Lake, a recent donation will help make the camp a long term experience.

The YMCA will be one of four organizations that will receive a donation from the John Alltucker estate.

The donation will allow the YMCA to establish an endowment fund to support ongoing improvements and provide long-term stability for the camp, explained board chair Jody Graves.

“We are deeply grateful for this contribution to our facilities and to the kids and families that will benefit from camping experiences well into the future,” said Graves.

Alltucker was born in Exeter during 1920. He spent his summers in Mineral King where his family owned a cabin. After graduating from Stanford University, he purchased Kaweah River Rock in 1966. Over the years Alltucker supported many community causes.

The other organizations that will benefit from the bequest are the YMCA in Eugene, Ore., Stanford and Oregon State Universities. This last summer was a success for Camp Sequoia Lake, due in large part to a $100,000 from local donors. At the camp a ropes course and climbing wall were developed thanks to a grant from the YMCA of the USA strategic initiative fund. For information contact Simon Helyer at 624-1110 or

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