NOW:53051:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
57°
H 68° L 54°
Clear | 10MPH

Tri-County YMCA Achieves Capital Campaign Goal

Feb. 25, 2011

Lead Gift from John and Linda Mellowes sets the Momentum for Success

 

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee announced today that the Tri-County YMCA Center, located in Menomonee Falls, Wis., has reached its capital campaign goal, raising over $486,769 to support center renovations. As a result of the July 22 flooding, the Tri-County YMCA experienced major flood damage to the lower level, thus providing a unique opportunity to not only restore, but enhance the Y.

 

Generous lead gift of $200,000 from John and Linda Mellowes set the momentum for success, and various community members and organizations stepped forward to help make the renovation project a reality.

 

Geoff Mertens, center executive of the Tri-County YMCA said that as a result of community members and local organization’s support, the Y will be able to better serve and meet the needs of its communities.

 

“Through the generous lead donation of the Mellowes and the help of community organizations, we are excited to say that we’ve reached our goal and are now able to begin the renovation process. We want to thank our donors for their tremendous support as we work to expand the services we provide to the members and neighbors in our surrounding communities.”

 

The Tri-County Y saw an outpouring of support from local companies that have donated to the campaign including Malkins Carpets and Community Memorial Hospital. Local community organizations such as the Menomonee Falls Optimist Club and the Menomonee Falls Community Foundation have contributed generously in support of the Y as well. Additional corporate sponsors have also stepped up and donated including Harley-Davidson, WaterStone Bank, Briggs and Stratton, M&I Bank, Robert W. Baird, and CG Schmidt.

 

Renovation plans at the Tri-County Y call for a state of the art wellness center, new youth exercise arcade, expanded class room space and new spin studio, and expanded adaptive needs family locker room. While capital fundraising has been accomplished, the Tri-County YMCA and its board are continuing to raise funds for equipment to fill the youth exercise arcade as interest in the space is expected to be high.

 

Construction on center enhancement plans will begin in the coming weeks and is expected to conclude in Summer 2011.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason 02:04 PM

» Germantown football team advances with easy win over Brookfield Central 10/24

» Menomonee Falls stunned by Milwaukee King 10/24

» Preps football photos of the week: Level 1 10/24

» Falls soccer team advances to WIAA sectional final with 2-0 win 10/23

» GFD is "delivering fire prevention" tonight 10/23

» Menomonee Falls Radisson Hotel is officially under new ownership 10/23

» Amy Belle Elementary School Receives Award 10/23

» Orphaned Griebel children adopted by aunt, uncle 10/22

» U.S. Department of Labor fines local company more than $130,000 for violations, endangering employee 10/22

» Award-winning filmmaker to air film locally on Oct. 29 10/22

» Poll: Which area team will win a state football title? 10/22

» Commercial development will be allowed at Falls gateway intersection 10/21

» Milwaukee man charged in armed robbery at Falls Associated Bank 10/21

» Germantown board requests more information on fire department referendum 10/20

» Germantown village officials to consider fire department referendum tonight 10/20

» Menomonee Falls board to review land-use amendment 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Marquette ends Menomonee Falls' dream of GMC football title 10/17

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

» Germantown High School alumni wins gold at Warrior Games 10/17

» Two Germantown Police Officers injured after car chase 10/17

» Workouts happen around the clock at the Germantown Police Department 10/16

» Early Childhood Center plans hit roadblock, crowding remains an issue 10/16

» St. Boniface Apple Pie Production raises money for local charities 10/16

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT