Murdock Grant

Walla Walla, WA – The Walla Walla YMCA has received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington in support of its Phase II capital campaign efforts specific to building expansion and additions.

This grant supports the Y’s overall $1.2 million Phase II expansion project that was initiated in late 2018 in order to provide a new 2,856 square foot multi-purpose room for community use, including dedicated space for the Y’s Community Center for Youth (YCCY) program, together with a 2,304 square foot expansion of the Y’s wellness and exercise center.

The Phase II construction and landscaping efforts were recently completed on schedule and within budget through the efforts of Jackson Construction and other area service firms.

The YMCA capital campaign committee continues to invite donations to offset the total costs incurred in the Phase II undertaking. The capital campaign supports the YMCA’s “bricks and mortar” projects and receives no funding support from general membership dues or other YMCA program fees. The YMCA historically has sought community support for capital campaign projects on a limited basis, with an average of 18 years between such building campaigns. The last major campaign was in 1995 at which time the YMCA built a weight room, a third gym and exercise room, and remodeled the lobby and offices. The capital campaign is also distinct from the YMCA’s annual campaign effort, which funds financial assistance scholarships for area youth to attend summer and sports camps, learn to swim, and participate in the YCCY and other youth programs.

Founded in Walla in 1886, the Walla Walla YMCA has a proud tradition of serving individuals and families throughout the Walla Walla Valley. Its mission is to provide a community where all people, especially the young are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in sprit, mind and body.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

Karen Hedine, CEO
Walla Walla YMCA

© 2019 Walla Walla YMCA. The YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
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