THIS IS Y: A campaign for a new Y

The Time is Now!

More than ever, the Y’s critical role in this community is obvious. COVID-19 showed us that the Y IS STRONG, EASILY ADAPTABLE AND QUICK TO RESPOND to provide essential services.

The need to build THE NEW Y IS AS URGENT AS EVER. Economic, health care and educational crises grow daily, and the new Y will be part of the solution: Expanding our umbrella of proven preventative health and wellness programming, growing our child care footprint in Lane County, and a financial SUPPORT NETWORK THAT SERVES EVERYONE.

This new site for the Eugene Family YMCA will serve as an organization-wide headquarters and will replace the current facility (with the exception of the current Tennis Center). The new facility will provide a home for growing membership, and it will house the operations and offices for the programs reaching our entire community.

A substantial portion of the new Y will offer public space available to the entire community to socialize, watch their children participate in programming and exchange ideas.

 

The Vision

Our vision for the next century of growth starts with the construction of a modern facility—one with the capacity to serve our community for many years to come.

  • A fully ADA-accessible, flexible floor plan that can change as needed
  • A multi-generational activity center for academic tutoring, maker spaces and learning labs
  • A teaching kitchen for families and individuals to gain nutritional knowledge
  • Expanded Wellness Center that includes walking track and Spin Cycle Room
  • An expanded aquatics center to teach youth safety skills, support rehabilitation and preventative care, and a splash pad for introducing water to toddlers
  • The addition of critical programs like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s support, Blood Pressure Awareness and Falls Prevention
  • The highest level of seismic standards so the building can be re-purposed as a shelter after a devastating earthquake.

The new, open facility is designed to accommodate significant growth and changes in health and wellness programming in the decades to come, as well as eliminate inefficient or unusable spaces.

Project Cost                   

A $42 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

  • $36 Million towards design and construction costs
  • $2.85 Million for acquisition of land at 24th and Hilyard
  • $2.27 Million to cover management and administration costs

Leaving a Legacy

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

You can help your community lead healthier, more active, more connected lives—regardless of their background or financial situation—by giving in one of these ways:
PHILANTHROPIC GIFTS CASH, STOCKS OR MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES
  • Provide a charitable donation to support the THIS IS Y Capital Campaign
  • Opportunities for naming recognition available
  • Fill out an individual pledge form here
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP ONE-TIME OR MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES
  • Provide financial support in exchange for benefits such as corporate naming and brand visibility in the new facility
  • Engage in multi-year partnerships to match your corporate strategy
  • Fill out a corporate pledge form here
LEGACY GIFT WILLS AND TRUSTS, BEQUESTS OR LIFE-INSURANCE
  • Consider the Eugene Family YMCA in your estate plans to support the Y after the new Y is built.

 

FOR MORE GIVING INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Danielle Uhlhorn, Chief Development Officer
541.686.9622

The Eugene Family YMCA is 501c3 non-profit. EIN 93-0500679

 

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