YMCA Campaign Receives $150,000 Grant
KSAL Staff - December 7, 2015 6:14 am
The Salina Family YMCA has received a major contribution.
According to the organization, the Capitol Federal® Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Salina Family YMCA NEXT PILLAR CAMPAIGN.
“We are incredibly proud to have the Capitol Federal Foundation involved in the life of the Salina Y,” said President & CEO Angie Lassley. “Their understanding and appreciation for
the Y’s impact on children and family – and building community – is very gratifying. We are grateful for their support of this comprehensive campaign.”
“We appreciate the donors and volunteers who have made the YMCA such an important part of the Salina community for the last 129 years,” said Capitol Federal® Chairman President and CEO, John B. Dicus. “The Salina YMCA has always, and continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families.”
According to Bill Medina, a member of the campaign leadership committee and former Y Board chairman, the Capitol Federal gift places the campaign $1 million away from securing the $500,000 JE & LE Mabee Foundation challenge grant.
“Thanks to the Capitol Federal Foundation we have crossed the $2.7 million mark,” said Medina. “We must secure the final $1 million in pledges by June 2016 or we lose the $500,000 from the Mabee Foundation.”
The NEXT PILLAR CAMPAIGN serves to fund the renovation of the current Y facility. The Youth & Family spaces, Aquatics Center, locker rooms and “hidden infrastructure” – including HVAC, electrical, etc. – are projects funded by the campaign.
“The campaign has reached 73% of goal,” says Lassley.
Other campaign milestones include 16 former board chairs gifting and pledging $561,000; and more than $800,000 in gifts and pledges from out-of-county and out-of-state.