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Anonymous Donor Gifts $100,000 Towards New YMCA

From Eugene YMCA Facebook

A capital campaign to raise $26 million towards a brand new YMCA facility in Eugene has just gotten a hefty boost.

An anonymous donor sent in a $100,000 check this week. 

“This is a different kind of support that makes us feel really good and sends a great message to the rest of our donors that we’re heading in the right direction," says Lisa MacMaster, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Communications.

"We just really appreciate that vote of faith and confidence, from this anonymous donor.  So whoever you are, if you’re listening, thank you.”

The new YMCA will be built on the site of the former Roosevelt Middle school at Hilyard and 24th avenue.  It’ll replace one built in 1955, and have more accessible space and updated features. 

No groundbreaking date is set yet, but organizers hope to reach 80 percent of their fundraising goal before then.

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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