Connexus gives $50K to Building Futures Together campaign
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids area YMCA and Boys & Girls Club recently announced a $50,000 contribution from Connexus Credit Union to the “Building Futures Together” capital campaign.
The campaign has been progressively working with community leaders and donors to provide a new facility that will house the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club.
“We are extremely excited to support this amazing project. We see this as a unique opportunity to invest in the community and provide a safe and welcoming place for kids” said Dave Stark, chief of staff at Connexus Credit Union.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the $27.5 million project was held in August 2018. Since then, demolition and abatement has started for the renovated and newly constructed space that will encompass approximately 90,000 square feet at what was the former Rapids Mall. The new facility is anticipated to open March 2020 and will include space for programs designed to be “a resource that will address community health, wellness and developmental needs, be a safe space for children, and a welcoming spot where everyone has a sense of belonging.”
“The support from the community and donors has been overwhelming. We are fortunate to have great partners and generous donors who understand the impact of this campaign in our community. We are excited to have Connexus as a partner on this project as this gift will go a long way in supporting youth, adults and families in our community” Phil Brown, campaign co-chair.
To learn more about the Building Futures Together Capital Campaign, visit https://app.southwoodymca.org/.