Band Together Receives Major Sponsorship from Cargill

Long-Time Sponsor Boosts 2017 YMCA of the Triangle Partnership

Raleigh, N.C. (Apr. 24, 2017) Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, has announced a major sponsorship from Cargill, in the amount of $150,000, for this year’s partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle. With the support of Cargill, the partnership will exceed its goal of $1 million to elevate Southeast Raleigh through a YMCA facility and additional community services.

“Cargill has been a generous supporter of Band Together and our annual partnerships for many years,” said Matt Strickland, Band Together executive director. “But this year’s sponsorship marks Band Together’s largest single sponsorship to date – and it demonstrates Cargill’s commitment to the Triangle community.”

This year, through community support and corporate and individual donations, Band Together and the YMCA of the Triangle aim to raise more than $1 million to develop a beacon campus that will include a YMCA wellness center, gym and an outdoor aquatics center. The facility will serve as a community hub to facilitate partnerships that will provide a variety of services, including wellness, nutrition, education, healthcare, affordable housing and more for families in Southeast Raleigh.

Cargill recognizes the complex social, economic and environmental issues facing our world. Due to the complexity of these issues, it forms partnerships with organizations to provide meaningful impact on the nutrition and health of those in our communities; foster sustainable economic development; and promote responsible business practices in their supply chains.

“The Band Together and YMCA of the Triangle partnership mirrors the type of sustainable community projects we support in the areas where our employees work and live,” said Don Camden, East region commercial leader. “We are pleased to continue supporting Band Together and the Triangle community.

Cargill’s 2017 corporate sponsorship includes a $100,000 sponsorship and a $50,000 challenge match of additional sponsors and raffle sales.


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About Band Together NC
Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates under one mission: using live music as a platform for social change. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has grown to become the largest annual charitable music event in the Southeast, donating more than $6.5 million to philanthropic organizations. Band Together’s annual concert event is organized and led by a team of more than 500 volunteers from across the Triangle. For more information, visit

About YMCA of the Triangle
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of the Triangle has strengthened our community through programs for healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. The YMCA’s Annual Campaign makes it possible for everyone to participate in Y programs regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.