First Federal presents $100,000 to Parkview "Y"
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA has reached the $1 million mark in fund-raising toward its capital campaign for capacity building, CEO Ben Davis has announced.
Last summer, the YMCA started the campaign planning process with a feasibility study. The study consisted of a series of interviews with community leaders and YMCA donors to learn about the image and perception of the YMCA in the community, as well as to identify opportunities for new programs and initiatives.
The YMCA will continue its campaign activities over the next 18 months, with a targeted end date of December 2017. In addition to raising funds through donations, another focus of the campaign is identifying potential collaborations with other organizations. Davis said that the YMCA is seeking to work with partner agencies who may find mutual benefit through shared services in programming, administration and facilities.
Michael Zahn, right, president of First Federal Savings Bank presents Parkview Huntington Family YMCA executive director Ben Davis with a check for $100,000 toward the Strong Y = Strong Community Campaign on Monday, June 20. The goal of the campaign is to increase the Y’s ability to build programs and services by reducing its long-term debt. As thanks for its contribution, First Federal will receive permanent naming rights for both YMCA gymnasiums.