The Eugene Family YMCA is expected to receive $2 million toward its Capital Campaign for a new facility. CEO Brian Steffen said besides helping to complete a state-of-the-art space, the funds will expand health and educational services for youth.
The financing was made possible by the passage of the 2023 legislative omnibus spending package and a combined effort by outgoing Congressman Peter DeFazio, Senator Ron Wyden, and Senator Jeff Merkley.
Senator Wyden stated the following in a press release regarding the Y‘s funding.
Makerspaces are spaces where individuals may interact for free with technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, audio and video capture devices, and more.
With the increased money, the total amount raised for the new Y project now stands at $44.3 million. The total cost is anticipated to be $48 million.
Because of the significance of this new money, the Y is optimistic that the project will be finished with little or no debt.
The new Y will be approximately 75,000-square-feet, serving thousands of children, families, and more in the Eugene community.
Construction of the new Y is expected to finish in December of this year.