(Orlando, Florida) – YMCA of Central Florida, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through programs that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, is pleased to announce that it has received an additional $805,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities to help support the ongoing construction of the new Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA.
This grant will fund capital expenses for exercise equipment and pool shade at the new YMCA family center, which is expected to open in Orlando’s Packing District later this year.
“Dr. Phillips Charities has been a long-term supporter of the YMCA of Central Florida and continues to work with the YMCA to increase the opportunities for safe places that invite children and families to live healthy, connected, and successful lives,” says Ken Robinson, President & CEO, Dr. Phillips Charities. “The YMCA provides these opportunities through its programs and continues to serve as the cornerstone of neighborhoods throughout Central Florida.”
“We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Phillips Charities for their steadfast commitment to enrich communities across Central Florida through their generous support of the Y,” says Kevin Bolding, President & CEO of the YMCA of Central Florida. “This much-needed grant comes at a pivotal stage as we actively seek support from our community to fully fund this new Y. Thanks to Dr. Phillips Charities who have now provided a total of over $9.7 million toward the construction of the Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA, we are one step closer to achieving this goal.”
The new Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA is a 33,000-square-foot facility that will serve residents in Orlando’s College Park area and the surrounding communities. To learn more about the new YMCA and the ongoing capital campaign, please click here.