Kearney Family YMCA Receives $275,000 for Healthier Tomorrows Capital Campaign

The Kearney Family YMCA today announced they will receive $275,000 for their Healthier Tomorrows Capital Campaign. The Sherwood Foundation, an organization that seeks to enhance Nebraskans quality of life, will donate $150,000. The Acklie Charitable Foundation, a family foundation primarily supporting youth and health programs, will donate $100,000, and a private donor will give $25,000.

The $8.8 million Capital Campaign will add 26,000 square feet to the Kearney Family YMCA and enhance other areas of the building, furthering the YMCA’s mission of fostering healthy mind, spirit, and body for all members of the Kearney community.

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About Kearney Family YMCA
The Kearney Family YMCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our community. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

As an organization, we strive to understand our community needs. The Y provides a variety of programs that support educational achievement, active lifestyles, health/wellness, chronic disease intervention, childcare, summer day camp, water safety, homework help, and family programs. Through crucial partnerships in our communities, we are working hard to reach as many people as possible and make a lasting difference.

The Y is open to all people regardless of their ability to pay for programs and services, and as a result we provided over $180,000 in financial assistance through our Strong Families Campaign in 2019. By investing in our kids, our health, and our neighbors, the Kearney Family YMCA ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to thrive — thereby strengthening our community.