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  • YMCA of Snohomish County receives $1.5M grant award from The Norcliffe Foundation
    9/21/2017

    The Norcliffe Foundation recently awarded the YMCA of Snohomish County a $1.5M grant in support of the Everett Family YMCA capital campaign. This gift represents the full amount of the YMCA Norcliffe request and is the second largest gift to the campaign (only behind the State of Washington grant). The grant award brings the total amount raised to $8.6M on a $15M campaign fundraising goal.

    YMCA of Snohomish County receives $1.5M grant award from The Norcliffe Foundation

    EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 21, 2017 – The Norcliffe Foundation recently awarded the YMCA of Snohomish County a $1.5M grant in support of the Everett Family YMCA capital campaign. This gift represents the full amount of the YMCA Norcliffe request and is the second largest gift to the campaign (only behind the State of Washington grant). The grant award brings the total amount raised to $8.6M on a $15M campaign fundraising goal.

    “We are thankful to The Norcliffe Foundation for its generosity,” said Steve Miller, Everett YMCA Capital Campaign Co-chair. “The endorsement of this foundation gives us tremendous lift and momentum which in turn can inspire new and renewed conversations supporting our project.”

    In addition, The Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation announced a charitable challenge match of $1M in support of the campaign. To receive the matching funds, the YMCA must collectively reach a total of $1M in new gifts and pledges by Dec. 31, 2017.

    “We are extremely grateful for the generous support offered on behalf of the Everett YMCA Capital Campaign,” said Scott Washburn, President & CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County. “A campaign of this magnitude requires the support of many generous donors and supportive advocates. This is an exciting time and these two significant investments will inspire others to make meaningful contributions as well.”

    The new Everett Family YMCA will offer needed space and amenities to better serve youth, teens, families, adults, and seniors and will expand the people served by the branch from 12,700 to more than 32,000.

    • Thousands of youth in our community come to the Y seeking a safe place and meaningful relationships. The new Everett YMCA will provide more space to encourage interactions between people of all ages and backgrounds.
    • The Y is the place to go to improve health, no matter what your age or ability. The new Everett YMCA will better meet the health and wellness needs of our increasingly diverse and growing community.
    • The current YMCA facility is difficult to access for people with physical challenges or diverse abilities. The new Everett YMCA will be more accessible with elevator access, wider hallways, and a safer more inclusive design.
    • By providing permanent mentoring space, our valued collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County will connect a broader community to the lasting impact of mentorship. It will be a safe place for “Bigs” and “Littles” to enjoy healthy activities together.

    If fundraising goals are met, construction on the new Everett location will begin in the summer of 2018, and it will open late 2019.

    To learn more about the project contact Ted Wenta, Senior Vice President Operations at 425 374 5717 or twenta@ymca-snoco.org or visit theneweverettymca.org.

    To learn more about the challenge match, contact Jennifer Willows, Vice President/Chief Development Officer at 425 374 5745 or jwillows@ymca-snoco.org.

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    About YMCA of Snohomish County

    The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information please visit us online at ymca-snoco.org.

    About The Norcliffe Foundation
    The Norcliffe Foundation is a private nonprofit family foundation established in 1952 by Paul Pigott for the purpose of improving the quality of life of all people in the community by the application of financial and human resources. Succeeding generations of the family have continued to support The Foundation in this tradition. Grants are given to nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code that are located in the Puget Sound Region. Areas of support include education, health, social services, civic improvement, religion, culture and the arts, the environment, historic preservation, and youth programs.

     

     

     

    Contact:

    Scott Washburn
    President & CEO
    YMCA of Snohomish County
    425 374 5709

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