Heart of the Community Capital Campaign | MetroWest YMCA


Nov 28, 2018

FRAMINGHAM – On Wednesday, November 28th the Framingham Branch of the MetroWest YMCA announced the Leadership Cabinet for the Y’s Heart of the CommUNITY Campaign, making possible a transformational renovation to the YMCA located at 280 Old Connecticut Path in Framingham.

In addition to presenting the members of the Leadership Cabinet to the community, Y volunteer leadership shared a campaign update, announcing that the first milestone of the campaign has been reached, raising $1,008,800.

Speakers included Senate President Karen Spilka, Anne Madara, Chair of the Board of Directors, Chris Connolly, Co-Chair of the Heart of the Community Campaign, and in attendance where campaign donors, local officials and other community leaders.

Senate President Spilka shared her love and support for the MetroWest YMCA, citing all of the work that the Y has done over the last 60 years to strengthen the foundations of our community and to build resilient kids, families and adults in MetroWest.   

According to Connolly, “We have worked to ensure that the campaign is both a link to the past and a bridge to the future, involving and honoring past MetroWest families, volunteers and businesses who have helped us serve hundreds of thousands of area families in MetroWest for more than a century.  Together, we will help the Y respond to emerging needs of the community for generations to come.”

Anne Madara, Chair of the Board of Directors shared, “We take great pride that our Y is one of the most diverse front doors in the community, bringing together people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and ethnicities.  The Y is more than a community center, it is the center of community, and this renovation and expansion will help the Y continue to build bridges and serve thousands of local families every year.”

“We are grateful for our tremendous volunteer leadership and their thoughtful and generous gifts of time, talent and treasure.  It is incredible to see so many caring, passionate and compassionate leaders working together to improve the quality of life for area families and strengthen the social infrastructure of our community” said Rick MacPherson, President & CEO, MetroWest YMCA.

About the Y

For more than a century, the MetroWest YMCA, has responded to community needs in the MetroWest area and made a significant impact throughout Framingham and the surrounding towns. Annually more than 25,000 children, adults and seniors living and working in MetroWest communities are served by the Y.

Nationally and locally, the Y is a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The MetroWest YMCA’s major goal is to strengthen community.  The Y addresses critical gaps in kids’ education and health. Dedicated to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y serves children through programs and activities that focus on academic enhancement, health, social growth, and safety.