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Stead named 2009 Y Partners chair

The Southeast Area YMCA has announced that Pat Stead will lead YMCA fundraising efforts for the 2009 Y Partners Campaign.

Annually, the YMCA raises funds to provide financial assistance to people of all ages who otherwise could not afford YMCA memberships or programs.

Y Partners provides people in need access to child care, youth sports, teen activities, camp opportunities and much more.

Funds raised through the Southeast Area YMCA stay in the local community, to address critical needs on the local level. Financial assistance is granted based on need and availability of funds.

The Southeast YMCA plans to raise $93,000 this year under Stead's leadership.

Pat Stead is a volunteer at the YMCA and has served as a member of the board of directors at the Southeast Area YMCA for the past four years.

In addition to volunteering at the YMCA, Stead is a member of the board of directors for the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, he is co-chairman of the 2009 Annual Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournment and a member of the board of directors for the River Heights Progress Plus Economic Development Partnership.

He is the branch president at Mainstreet Bank in Woodbury, where he has worked since February of 1997.