The Kandiyohi Area Family YMCA has, throughout its short history, been a leader. During the past twelve years, the YMCA has achieved recognition and earned a reputation as one of the leading human social service agencies in our area. Programs and services of the Y have continued to grow and meet the needs and demands of our changing community.
The new century and the new decade have brought new and different challenges to our YMCA. Today, the YMCA finds itself serving the population with programs and services that meet critical social concerns. It provides for the individuals and families of all income and social levels. It is culturally diverse in its members and offers opportunities to the entire community. Programs have grown from basketball games and swimming lessons to child care, youth sports, teen programs, parent-child classes and health enhancement programs. Add to these programs the continued growth in membership, the challenges the YMCA is faced with today are significant.
In order to address these challenges while maintaining a high level of program excellence, the YMCA leadership has worked closely during the past few years to formulate a plan for the future. A long range plan was developed and a feasibility study was conducted to determine if the current needs of the YMCA could be met.
These needs were identified and evaluated, priorities were established and goals were set. To accomplish these goals and our objectives, the Board of Directors approved a major capital campaign to meet our needs through an expansion that includes the following:
New Multipurpose Gymnasium with Track
Expansion of the Wellness Center and Additional Equipment
A New Large Wellness Studio
Specialized Room for Special Needs Classes and Ready to be Fit Exercisers
Two New Racquetball Courts
The campaign will be a success for two very good reasons. First is the caliber of leadership. Jim Reith, Chair, represents the past, present and future leadership needed to head the campaign. He, as the chair of the past capital campaign recognizes that the future strength of the YMCA largely depends on the success of the campaign and has committed his time and talent to seeing the current project to completion.
Futhermore, the campaign represents a sound investment to those who have supported the YMCA in the past. These supporters include various corporations, financial institutions, foundations, businesses and individuals. They realize the objective is not merely to raise funds but to provide the vehicle needed to assist our community in the future.
We, at the YMCA, continue to meet the challenges of today. The success of this campaign will ensure our readiness to meet the challenges of the future. It is an opportunity for friends of the YMCA to participate in meeting our goals. We invite you to join this endeavor and make a Commitment to Community.
Theresa Wittenberg, Executive Director
For more information or to donate-
call 320 222 9622