THIS IS Y

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EUGENE FAMILY YMCA . CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 2012-2022

THIS IS Y.


The Y’s history is one of filling needs that might otherwise go unmet.

1887

1909

The YMCA opened its doors on the State

University (now the University of

Oregon) campus, then in its 11th year. It was a time

when THE CITY THRIVED ON TIMBER AND

AGRICULTURAL JOBS and the city’s population

was under 2,500. Paved roads and automobiles,

electric lighting, and telephones were yet to come.

The first Y building was erected on

WILLAMETTE STREET. It had reading

rooms, a gymnasium and a pool. From this building, the Y

supported our World War I and II troops and their families.

1955

Our current Patterson building

evolved to respond to the

need for a comprehensive approach to

healthy living: afterschool child care when

mothers began entering the workforce;

the first JOGGING GROUPS WITH BILL

BOWERMAN; swim lessons for our youngest

members; and evidence-based chronic disease

prevention for individuals at any age.

NOW

The current Y building serves more than 18,000

youth, families, seniors and other individuals in

Lane County every year, but was clearly designed to serve a 1950s

world. COVID-19 closed our facility for 6 months—making the

inadequacy of the current facility absolutely apparent. The

inflexible design and small hallways and spaces provided

challenges for reopening. Even with much-needed maintenance

work completed during the shutdown, the building remains in

a constant state of costly structural decline. With population

growth, declining graduation rates, SURGING HEALTH-

RELATED ISSUES AND A STRUGGLING ECONOMY AFTER

COVID-19, our Y is needed more than ever before.

2 I LONGEVITY


THIS IS Y.

OUR

LEGACY

Join us in continuing this legacy through our THIS IS Y Capital Campaign

to address our community’s needs. You will help build much more than a new

facility: You will invest in a 21st-century flagship YMCA advancing the health and

well-being of children, families, seniors and individuals throughout Lane County.

“Having a modern Y in Eugene is an integral

part of building a strong business and tech

community. Affordable child care, health

and wellness programming—they are

obvious needs for the Eugene community.”

—SABRINA PARSONS, CHAIR

THIS IS Y CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

OUR LEGACY I 3


THIS IS Y.

SPRING CREEK

GILHAM

YUJIN GAKUEN JAPANESE

IMMERSION & CORRIDOR

HOWARD

BUENA VISTA

SPANISH IMMERSION

MEADOW VIEW

(BETHEL)

RIVER ROAD /

EL CAMINO DEL RÍO

HOLT

The Eugene Family

YMCA provides

afterschool child

care and enrichment

at 20 ELEMENTARY

SCHOOLS and

serves 3 SCHOOLS

at the Y facility.

McCORNACK

CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ

FAMILY SCHOOL

& CHINESE IMMERSION

ADAMS

EUGENE FAMILY YMCA FACILITY

EDISON

CAMAS RIDGE COMMUNITY

CHARLEMAGNE FRENCH IMMERSION

RIDGELINE MONTESSORI

EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY

BOHEMIA, DORENA, LONDON

HARRISON & (COTTAGE GROVE)

“Our Y plays a critical role in helping schools close the

academic achievement gap, and helping families focus on

the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development

of our youth. The flagship facility will allow the Y to take on

an even bigger role to fully meet our children’s needs and

to help kids succeed.”

—DR. GUS BALDERAS, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT

EUGENE SCHOOL DISTRICT 4J

4 I YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Academic and enrichment

programs in partnership with

Eugene School District 4J


NURTURING

EVERY CHILD’S

POTENTIAL

At the Y, we believe all children have incredible potential. That’s why our programs

focus on enrichment activities that promote leadership, exploration, curiosity, physical

activity and social-emotional skills.

THE Y IS THE LARGEST YEAR-ROUND CHILD CARE PROVIDER IN

LANE COUNTY, serving thousands of kids in our preschool,

afterschool, youth sports and summer camp programs each

year. We provide enrichment opportunities that improve

the academic and social-emotional achievement for

more than 700 YOUTH EACH SCHOOL DAY. The

Y’s proven efforts to “Close the Achievement Gap”

help students succeed in school. Children involved in

strong afterschool programs like ours increase their

academic performance by nearly 40 percent and have

fewer absences, according to studies.

(Naftzger et. al., 2007, youth.gov).

WHEN COVID-19 CLOSED OUR SCHOOLS, YOUR Y

RESPONDED by providing free, all-day child care services for

first responders, medical professionals and essential workers. Today, the Y’s

all-day child care program includes online distance learning support, healthy

snacks and meals, and expanded health and safety protocols.

THE CHALLENGE

The Y’s youth development programs routinely fill up within days of opening registration. Parents often

can’t leave their children under supervision at the Y’s Playcare while they work out because the room is full.

Afterschool enrichment can’t continue to expand into underserved areas until the Y significantly grows

membership to support financial assistance for families in need.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT I 5


THIS IS Y.

Your community Y is at the forefront of DELIVERING HEALTH AND WELLNESS

PROGRAMMING THAT BENEFITS PEOPLE of all ages—supporting the specific health

needs of cancer survivors and people with chronic health conditions, individuals with

physical challenges and the increasing number of seniors in our community.

Even during a crisis that closes our doors, the Y

adapts to continue to promote wellness and

reduce the risk for disease. YouTube and live

Zoom fitness classes offered DURING

THE COVID-19 CLOSURE HELPED

INDIVIDUALS maintain their balance,

strength and flexibility. The YMCA’s

Diabetes Prevention Program continued

U CAN GYM

Adaptive wellness program to help

individuals with mobility restrictions

YMCA’S DIABETES

PREVENTION PROGRAM

CDC-endorsed lifestyle change program

proven to reduce risk of Type II diabetes.

LIVESTRONG ® AT THE YMCA

12-week course for cancer survivors to reclaim

physical health, improve confidence and selfesteem

and provide support.

ENHANCE ® FITNESS

CDC-endorsed senior fitness program proven

to increase cardiovascular health, muscle

strength, bone density, mental sharpness,

flexibility and balance for those dealing with

arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic or

acute conditions.

to meet virtually. And personal phone calls

to members addressed social isolation and

helped to combat depression and anxiety.

As we watch the healthcare crisis mount, there

is one thing on which we can all agree: health

care services cannot succeed unless MORE

PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN PROMOTING

THEIR OWN HEALTH. In order to help people

do this, community-based programs must be

expanded to help people bolster their health

to prevent disease, and to support those with

chronic illnesses in managing and controlling

their symptoms.

6 I HEALTHY LIVING


WELLNESS

“The Eugene Family YMCA is an essential partner in PeaceHealth’s

Mission to promote personal and community health for everyone in

our community. The Y continually demonstrates its commitment

to encouraging healthy living, nurturing the potential of youth

and providing wellness and educational opportunities to people

of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We need the YMCA’s

continued growth and leadership as we work together for a

healthier Lane County.”

DELIVERING

HEALTH AND

—TODD SALNAS, CEO

PEACEHEALTH OREGON NETWORK

THE CHALLENGE

The Y simply does not have the space for people to

participate in our disease prevention, wellness and

healthy living programs. Each space is woefully

undersized to meet the number of members

we have today let alone the thousands of

community members that seek and benefit

from these types of programs. Looking to

the future, we cannot expand into new

areas of healthy living programming—to

support individuals with Parkinson’s or

Alzheimer’s, for example—within the

confines of a building built for a 1950s

population.

At any given time, there are dozens on the

waitlist for the LIVESTRONG ® at the YMCA

program. Our pool is inadequate for warm water

rehabilitation programs. Yoga and mindfulness

classes are unable to meet the demand, and the Y is

forced to turn people away because we literally cannot fit them

inside our current spaces.

HEALTHY LIVING I 7


BUILDING

STRONG

COMMUNITIES

The Y is committed to supporting and providing

aid to our residents, RESPONDING TO OUR

COMMUNITIES’ MOST CRITICAL NEEDS

and inspiring a spirit of service.

Our commitment to social responsibility

is evident when we open our doors

for warm showers and power after

historic snowstorms that leave

thousands without electricity or

heat. The Y demonstrates it everyday

with discounts to individuals in need:

struggling federal workers furloughed

during a government shutdown,

AmeriCorps cohorts serving in the

community and recently arrived families

seeking a home base while they learn about

their new community.

The Y knows that building a strong community starts with

joining forces with like-minded organizations. DURING

COVID-19, THE Y HAS PARTNERED with the city of

Eugene, five local school districts, United Way, Oregon

Community Foundation and others to provide child care

to working families along with financial assistance if

needed to participate.

8 I SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


THIS IS Y.

WE GAVE $413,506 IN

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN 2020.

NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FOR

INABILITY TO PAY.

We believe that all people deserve the

opportunity to thrive regardless of race, religion,

socioeconomic status, gender, age, ability, belief

and culture. One of the ways that we do this is

through our financial assistance program to

ensure that no one is turned away due to financial

constraints. Last year, 3,411 INDIVIDUALS

received some form of financial assistance.

At its essence, the Y embraces EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, which ultimately

builds strong and robust communities.

“Our Y is a community hub filled with languages from

around the world, individuals with all manner of

abilities and disabilities, and families from all levels

of the socioeconomic spectrum. It’s a place that

stands for diversity and inclusion—a welcoming

place every community needs—but it is rundown

and small. A new flagship Y is necessary to

reflect Lane County’s current and future

population of unique individuals.”

—LUCY VINIS, MAYOR

CITY OF EUGENE

THE CHALLENGE

The Y is operating at maximum capacity. Our ability to continue to provide aid to our residents, respond to

emergencies and partner with other local nonprofits is severely hampered by our cramped and inflexible spaces.

In order to grow our financial assistance to the community, we need to grow our membership and revenue, which

is limited within our current facility.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY I 9


BUILDING

OUR

GYMNASIUM

6-LANE LAP POOL

WARM WATER

THERAPY +

FAMILY REC POOL

SPLASH

PAD

COMMUNITY

GATHERING

+ MEETING

ROOM

WHIRLPOOL

M

ACADEMICACEAC

FIRST FLOOR

EUGENE FAMILY YMCA

Our vision for the next century of growth starts with the construction of a modern facility

—one with the capacity to serve our community for many years to come.

• A fully ADA-accessible, flexible

floor plan that can change as needed

• A multi-generational activity center

for academic tutoring, maker spaces and

learning labs

• A teaching kitchen for families and

individuals to gain nutritional knowledge

• Expanded Wellness Center that includes

walking track and Spin Cycle Room

10 I THE NEW Y

• An expanded aquatics center to teach

youth safety skills, support rehabilitation

and preventative care, and a splash pad for

introducing water to toddlers

• The addition of critical programs like

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s support, Blood

Pressure Awareness and Falls Prevention

• The highest level of seismic standards

so the builiding can be re-purposed as a

shelter after a devastating earthquake.


$42 MILLION

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

$36,875,000

Design + Construction

$2,850,000

Land Acquisition

$2,275,000

Management + Administration

MULTI

PURPOSE

ROOM

WELLNESS

OFFICES

CENTER

SECOND FLOOR

EUGENE FAMILY YMCA

STUDIO

YOGA

The new, open facility is designed to

accommodate significant growth and

changes in health and wellness programming

in the decades to come, as well as eliminate

inefficient or unusable spaces.

THIS IS Y.

THE NEW Y I 11


Today, Y VOLUNTEERS,

SUPPORTERS AND PUBLIC

AND PRIVATE DONORS

REMAIN AT THE HEART

OF OUR ORGANIZATION.

It is only through this

support that we are able

to serve more people and

deliver on our cause to

strengthen Lane County’s

communities.

The Y’s funding plan for the

capital project incorporates

numerous resources and opportunities

that broadly address the needs of the

community while also creating opportunities

for a variety of donors.

CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDING SOURCES

$4M

BILL & MICHELLE SERVICE’S

LEADERSHIP GIFT

$17M

MAJOR GIFTS

CAMPAIGN

$15M

STATE

FUNDING

$5M

FOUNDATION

GRANTS

12 I INVESTING IN IMPACT

$1M

2021

COMMUNITY

PHASE


INVESTING IN

IMPACT

“I grew up at the Eugene Y. The Y’s

counselors and numerous afterschool Y

programs helped support my adolescent

development.

My wife Michelle and I are proud that

our three sons grew up with the Y

and now their kids are future Y kids.

We believe in the miracles that the

Y gives families of all shapes and

sizes because we have witnessed its

broad and diverse impact over three

generations.

We are inspired and committed to

making this project a reality. The case

for constructing the new YMCA in Eugene is

compelling and timely.

Michelle and I invite you to be a part of this important project. Please

join our family in this extraordinary vision for a YMCA that will

impact everyone in Lane County for generations to come.”

—BILL AND MICHELLE SERVICE

VISIONARY DONORS

& Y VOLUNTEERS

Your gift to the THIS IS Y Capital Campaign helps

complete one of the most transformative projects

in Lane County and will help generations of children.

By donating now, you continue the momentum toward

a flagship facility that will provide programs and services

to hundreds of thousands of people.

INVESTING IN IMPACT I 13


THE TIME IS

NOW

More than ever, the Y’s critical role in this community is

obvious. COVID-19 showed us that the Y IS STRONG,

EASILY ADAPTABLE AND QUICK TO RESPOND to

provide essential services.

The need to build THE NEW Y IS AS URGENT AS

EVER. Economic, health care and educational crises

grow daily, and the new Y will be part of the solution:

Expanding our umbrella of proven preventative health

and wellness programming and a financial SUPPORT

NETWORK THAT SERVES EVERYONE.

“As the kid of a single working mother, the Eugene

Y was a fun and safe place for me to spend my

time. As a local business owner and parent

now myself, I strongly support the Y and

the child care options it makes available

to working parents. Having a thriving Y

is important to our community and its

growth in the years to come.”

—CHAD BARCZAK, CEO

IDX, LLC

14 I THE TIME IS NOW


LEAVING A

LEGACY

TAKE THE NEXT STEP.

You can help your community lead healthier, more

active, more connected lives—regardless of their

background or financial situation—by giving in one of

these ways:

PHILANTHROPIC GIFTS

CASH, STOCKS OR MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES

• Provide a charitable donation to support the

THIS IS Y Capital Campaign

• Opportunities for naming recognition available

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

ONE-TIME OR MULTI-YEAR PLEDGES

• Provide financial support in exchange for benefits such

as corporate naming and brand visibility in the

new facility

• Engage in multi-year partnerships to match your

corporate strategy

LEGACY GIFT

WILLS AND TRUSTS, BEQUESTS OR LIFE-INSURANCE

• Consider the Eugene Family YMCA in your estate plans to

support the Y after the new Y is built.

CONTACT

Danielle Uhlhorn, Chief Development Officer

541.686.9622 (office)

541.337.9653 (cell)

danielle@eugeneymca.org

LEAVING A LEGACY I 15


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe Carmichael

YMCA Board President

Oregon Pacific Bank

Matthew Longtin

YMCA Board President-Elect

Attorney

Katie Gatlin

YMCA Board Secretary

Lane Community College Foundation

Chip Radebaugh

YMCA Board Treasurer

Rainbow Valley Design & Construction

Paula Ciesielski, M.D.

Physician (retired)

Richard Clark

University of Oregon (retired)

Barbara Jacobs

School Administrator (retired)

Sally McCoy

Marketing Professional (retired)

Jackie Mikalonis

Community & Economic

Development Consultant

Bill Service

Entrepreneur

Darren Stone

Jennings Group

Steve Thoennes

Veritas

Clarke Wallin

ICL of Oregon

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CABINET

Bob Ballin

Honorary Chair

Ward Insurance

Sabrina Parsons

Chair

Palo Alto Software

Warren W. Barnes

Kernutt Stokes

Tom Ewing, M.D.

Planned Parenthood

Gerry Gaydos

Attorney

Kendra Goldberg

Just Move Fitness

Tom Greider

Volunteer

Guy Justice

Volunteer

Liz Kelly

Volunteer

Steve Korth

McKay Investment Company, LLC

Chris Miller

High School Football Coach

Andy Moore

Bigfoot Beverages

Dave Perez

YMCA (retired)

Julia Stiltner

Silvan Ridge Winery

Dan Williams

University of Oregon (retired)

Dolly Woolley

Entrepreneur

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STAFF

Brian Steffen

Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Uhlhorn

Chief Development Officer

Christi Kessler

Capital Campaign Coordinator

Beth Casper

Marketing/Communications Director

Sarah Finney

Marketing Associate

PROJECT PARNTERS

Mark Miksis

deChase Miksis

Bill Seider

Pivot Architecture

Brian Erickson

Chambers Construction

Brian Rigby

Gro Development

Casey Woodard

Casey Woodard Consulting

Christina Lund

Lund Development Solutions Inc.

Eric McCready

Eric McCready & Associates

Eugene Family YMCA

2055 Patterson Street

Eugene, OR 97405

JUNE 2021

VOL. 9

Bob Ballin, Sabrina Parsons, Chip Radebaugh, Brian Steffen

and Danielle Uhlhorn at the site of the new Y.