YMCA Fundraiser Raises More than $750,000 for Y's Renovations
Funds will support a $16-million renovation of the West Roxbury YMCA.
More than $750,000 was raised to support the construction and renovation of a new West Roxbury YMCA at an Oct. 21 event held at the Fairmount Copley Plaza on October 21st with more than 300 in attendance.
The event was chaired by Matthew Power, of the Lexington Company, and a West Roxbury resident.
Jim Hennigan, chairperson of the West Roxbury YMCA, and Boston City Council candidate, explained that the money raised at the event will give the Y the ability to begin phase one of the construction. Phase one will include renovation of the "old Post Office Building" into a state of the art health and wellness center. Deck parking and a connector to the existing building will also be built.
The renovations will occur in four phases, according to Bridget Chaffee, senior program director for the West Roxbury Y. The second phase will include construction of a new welcome center and locker rooms; Phase three will build a new aquatic center, wellness studios and multipurpose rooms; and Phase four will be child care space and administrative offices.
The total estimated cost of the project is $16 million.
The Y needs the continued support of the community, and if you would like further information on the YMCA Capital Campaign contact Marion Kelly at 617-323-3200.