The Morris Community YMCA’s Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to develop a new 50,000-square-foot YMCA and healthcare center adjacent to Morris Grade School, is excited to announce a generous $100,000 gift from the Morris Lions Club, which will be recognized in the future full facility.
For more than a decade, the Morris Community YMCA has been serving residents in Grundy County by offering programs in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. In January, the City of Morris’s Development Review Committee approved the site and facility plan for the new Morris Hospital YMCA, which will be built in partnership with Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers. Construction is expected to begin later this year. While the YMCA hopes to open this new facility within the next several years, the size, scope, and timing will ultimately be determined by the generosity of the community in support of this project.
“We could not be more thankful for this incredible gift from the Morris Lions Club and the tremendous impact it will have on our future facility,” Chief Operating Officer Missy Durkin said. “We continue to be inspired by the community’s passion for our YMCA.”
To learn more about the Morris Community YMCA’s Capital Campaign, please contact Chief Operating Officer Missy Durkin at (815) 513-8080 or visit www.jolietymca.org.
Pictured above (left to right): Dr. Larry Johnson, Dr George Roebuck, Rick Martino, Morris Lions Club President Matt Walk, Joanne Johnson, Becky DiVincenzo, Lori Linn, Doug Linn, Morris Community YMCA Operations Director Jamie Heitman, Steve Clark.