YMCA of Springfield’s Capital Campaign

Ensuring a Brighter Future

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the YMCA ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA has the long-standing relationships not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Help Us Reach our Goal!

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Help Build Your New YMCA Brick by Brick 

We are excited to offer the opportunity to leave a permanent mark at the new Downtown YMCA through our brick campaign. Brick quantities are limited and will only be sold September 15 – December 31, 2019. Purchasing a brick is separate from any other donation you make to the capital campaign.

Downtown Brick Form

Promises to Keep,
Fulfilling the Mission

The current downtown building was built in 1962. In 2011, the YMCA of Springfield expanded its services and opened a second branch, the Kerasotes YMCA.  The plan was to build the new westside location and once it was stable and thriving to turn the attention back to the downtown location. The board made a commitment and promise to the community to stay in the downtown area. In 2016, the YMCA Board of Directors engaged a local architectural firm to conduct a comprehensive facility assessment of the current YMCA downtown location.  The goal of the assessment was to capture the total cost of maintenance, repairs, and renovation of the building over the next 20 years.  The study results indicated the cost of upkeep of the existing building is cost prohibitive. The YMCA Board of Directors and Board of Trustees decided a new replacement downtown facility was the best use of the association’s resource and best way to continue to meet the needs of the Springfield community. The new home of the YMCA of Springfield will be at the corner of Fourth Street and Carpenter Street. Click here for the press release

Interior Sketch

“Our buildings are tools. Our programs are methods. Our mission is achieved by the impact we have on people’s lives by their participation in YMCA programs and services.”

Angie Sowle, YMCA CEO

"We have a real opportunity for each of us to invest in our community by investing in others. It's a way for us to come together to meet a greater challenge than we've ever faced before - making sure there are enough resources for everybody who needs our YMCA."

Brady Bird, YMCA Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Downtown YMCA Capital Campaign Giving Levels

Every important endeavor takes the leadership of visionaries. The estimated costs include construction, land, campaign costs, and interim financing expenses. The visionaries that contribute to the YMCA of Springfield campaign will help today’s youth, seniors, adults and families – and those of future generations – grow into productive citizens. To succeed, thoughtful generosity will be needed. This giving schedule projects tax-deductible donations pledged over 5 years and provides a guideline by which we can achieve this challenging goal.

Donor name listed on donor wall within new YMCA
Donor name listed on the YMCA website
Donor name listed in YMCA newsletter
Invitation for six to attend the YMCA Grand Opening Party

Donor name listed on donor wall within new YMCA
Donor name listed on the YMCA website
Donor name listed in YMCA newsletter
Invitation for four to attend the YMCA Grand Opening Party

Donor name listed on donor wall within new YMCA
Donor name listed on the YMCA website
Donor name listed in YMCA newsletter
Invitation for two to attend the YMCA Grand Opening Party

Donor name listed on donor wall within new YMCA
Donor name listed on the YMCA website
Donor name listed in YMCA newsletter

Donor name listed on donor wall within new YMCA
Donor name listed in YMCA newsletter

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Giving Schedule

The value of the YMCA is in the lives that it touches. We are dedicated to creating a place where families, children, adults and seniors of all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds can come together to learn, play, get active and belong. Programs and services offered such as swim instruction, fitness classes and youth sports will be similar to those currently offered at the current downtown location. Knowledgeable and caring staff will provide encouragement and help new members reach their goals. The YMCA’s friendly, non-intimidating environment will be welcoming to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Help us by donating today and help us build a better you, a better us, and a better community.