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.
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.
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
The Eugene Family YMCA is 501c3 non-profit. EIN 93-0500679
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CABINET
Bob Ballin, Honorary Chair, Ward Insurance
Sabrina Parsons, Chair, Palo Alto Software
Warren W. Barnes, Kernutt Stokes
Tom Ewing, M.D., Planned Parenthood
Gerry Gaydos, Attorney
Kendra Goldberg, Just Move Fitness
Tom Greider, Roehl & Yi Investment Advisors
Guy Justice, Volunteer
Liz Kelly, Volunteer
Steve Korth, McKay Investment Company, LLC
Chris Miller, High School Football Coach
Andy Moore, Bigfoot Beverages
Dave Perez, YMCA (retired)
Julia Stiltner, Silvan Ridge Winery
Dan Williams, University of Oregon (retired)
Dolly Woolley, Entrepreneur
Brian Steffen, CEO
Danielle Uhlhorn, CDO
Christi Kessler, Capital Campaign Coordinator
Mark Miksis, deChase Miksis
Bill Seider, Pivot Architecture
Brian Erickson, Chambers Construction
Brian Rigby, Gro Development
Casey Woodard, Casey Woodard Consulting
Christina Lund, Lund Development Solutions
Eric McCready, Eric McCready & Associates
The Eugene Family YMCA expresses its heartfelt appreciation for the completion of a challenge grant by the John E. and Robin Jaqua Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, which inspired 145 donors to raise a total of $4 million for the new Y.
The Capital Campaign for a new Y celebrates significant gifts totaling $650,000 that mark critical contributions toward the $42 million goal.
$42 million project reflects the ability to serve immediate and future community needs, as well as respond to emergencies
The Eugene Family YMCA is honored to announce that several gifts totaling $450,000 are advancing the Capital Campaign for a new Y, which has also met a key architectural milestone: 50 percent completion of the construction documents.
Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program Supports Eugene Family YMCA's Capital Campaign For A New Y
The $20,000-plus gift is intended to improve quality of life where Union Pacific employees live and work.
The $200,000 gift will help build the new Y, expand youth development and provide financial assistance.
Former Sheldon High School, University of Oregon and NFL football player continues work to support and nurture youth, inspire philanthropy.
Bill And Michelle Service Provide $4 Million Leadership Gift To Create Lasting YMCA Impact In Lane County
The largest single gift toward the Y's Capital Campaign represents commitment to the Y's crucial role in the community.
Tykeson gift recognizes the Y's work to encourage health and inclusivity.
Eugene Family YMCA Raises $1 Million Through Betty Soreng Oregon Community Foundation Challenge Grant
Generous Y supporters help Capital Campaign for a new flagship facility.
One of Oregon's oldest nonprofits will replace aging facility, expand services.
“As the owner of a local software company, and mother of three children, I understand how critical a reliable and affordable childcare program is to a vibrant workforce. The vision for a new flagship Y ensures that working families have access to affordable childcare and youth enrichment programs. I am often asked about childcare when recruiting and am proud to say, “Yes! We have a wonderful YMCA in our community!”
- Sabrina Parsons
CEO Palo Alto Software
Eugene Y Capital Campaign Chair
“Our Y is a community hub filled with languages from around the world, individuals with all manner of abilities and disabilities, and families from all levels of the socioeconomic spectrum. It’s a place that stands for diversity and inclusion - a welcoming place every community needs - but it is rundown and small. A new flagship Y is necessary to reflect Lane County’s current and future population of unique individuals.”
- Lucy Vinis, Mayor
City of Eugene
“We learned the importance of a vibrant YMCA in our community a long, long time ago as kids attending “Y” summer camps. We’re in our 90’s now! It is extremely gratifying to see hundreds of other community members realize the importance of our “Y” to our community and become generous supporters.”
- Betty Soreng and Eben Dobson
“The Eugene Family YMCA is an essential partner in PeaceHealth’s Mission to promote personal and community health for everyone in our community. The Y continually demonstrates its commitment to encouraging healthy living, nurturing the potential of youth and providing wellness and educational opportunities to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We need the YMCA’s continued growth and leadership as we work together for a healthier Lane County."
- Todd Salnas
PeaceHealth Oregon Network
“At the Chamber of Commerce, we believe in supporting the growth and economic development of our community. The new YMCA will not only strengthen the health and education of our community’s families, it will support the health of our workforce. The construction of the new Y will have a positive economic impact as our community continues its recovery from the challenges of COVID-19."
- Brittany Quick-Warner
President and CEO
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
“Our Y plays a critical role in helping schools close the academic achievement gap, and helping families focus on the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of our youth. The flagship facility will allow the Y to take on an even bigger role to fully meet our children’s needs and to help kids succeed.”
- Gus Balderas
Former Superintendent of Schools
4J School District
“As one of Live Healthy Lane’s key partners, PacificSource is acutely aware of the importance of the local Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Eugene Y shares the plan’s emphasis on targeting Health Equity, Health Disparities and the Social Determinant of Health. They do this in part by offering a robust financial assistance program that ensures access to all ages and income levels.”
- Kenneth P. Provencher
President & CEO
“This project embodies the values of the Chambers Family Foundation in an exceptional way,” said Michelle Allen, Executive Director of the Chambers Family Foundation. “It is clear that the Y’s impact on the community is significant--from youth sports and cancer survivors to after school programs and disease prevention. The Y has a vision for what they see in the new building. Once it is a reality, even more amazing good is going to come to pass.”
- Michelle Allen
Chambers Family Foundation
“When my parents helped build the current YMCA in 1955, I am certain they had a dream and a hope for the impact it could achieve. It is remarkable to see the legacy the YMCA has made in the lives of thousands of children, seniors, and families over the years. Our family continues to believe in the vision and impact of the YMCA and that is why the John and Robin Jaqua Donor Advised Fund at OCF will contribute $1 Million towards this project to help ensure this dream is achieved.”
- John Jaqua
John & Robin Jaqua Donor Advised Fund at the OCF
“The Eugene Y has proved to be a vital part of the health and wellness of Lane County, especially during the pandemic. Their ability to swiftly shift services to meet community needs was remarkable. Their work to support kids and families with distance learning, expanded safety protocols and commitment to being inclusive to ALL is inspiring.”
- Maylian Pak
Director of Donor Relations
Oregon Community Foundation
“United Way of Lane County has worked with the YMCA to address deep challenges our communities experience within early learning. Through this collaboration, we have had a chance to see how an expanded YMCA could better serve our communities and address educational opportunity gaps so many children face.”
- Noreen J. Dunnells
President & CEO
United Way of Lane County
“As the kid of a single working mother, the Eugene Y was a fun and safe place for me to spend my time. As a local business owner and parent now myself, I strongly support the Y and the child care options it makes available to working parents. Having a thriving Y is important to our community and its growth in the years to come.”
- Chad Barczak
CEO IDX, LLC
“At the Lane Workforce partnership, our mission is to meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnership and innovation. We believe that the new YMCA is an important partner in furthering our mission because affordable child care is a critical part of a healthy workforce.”
- Kristina Payne
Lane Workforce Partnership