A healthy legacy
The YMCA of the Okobojis’s goal for the future is to assure all resources are used in the most efficient way to support our communities and our mission.
These projects and initiatives to improve the infrastructure of our association are paramount to our continued success in supporting the families of the Iowa Great Lakes and Camp Foster community.
Our desire is to be a fully sustainable organization. Our vision for a healthy financial future is to become debt free and work to grow our endowment. With no debt and an endowment for organizational support, the YMCA of the Okobojis will be able to reinvest in our organization though facility updates, programs and staffing expansions to meet the needs of our evolving communities.
Campaign Update (May 2022): Due to increased pricing for construction and materials costs since the launch of the Igniting a Healthy Legacy Campaign, the YMCA is now implementing a two-phase approach to our construction projects.
Phase 1 Status: 93% funded
Phase 1 Includes:
- Bedell Family YMCA Aquatics Center renovations
- Camp Foster Dining Hall expansion
- Camp Foster Airnasium construction
- Retirement of long-term organizational debt
- Facilitation of partial designated endowment growth
Phase 2 fundraising is ongoing until fulfilled.
Phase 2 includes Camp Foster Visitors Center, Health Center renovation, Camper Cabin and remaining endowment growth goal.
Overall Campaign Status: 72% funded
BEDELL AQUATICs Center
Eliminating organizational debt and growing our endowment funds will allow us to reinvest over $250,000 annually, providing better services to members and campers and ensuring we’re able to keep up with the needs of our community.
Funds currently utilized for debt service can be:
- Redirected to expand programs & enhance facilities
- Used to provide the best possible experience for children and families at an affordable price
Thank you to these leaders for their commitment to the Igniting a healthy legacy campaign. WANT TO HELP? please fill out THE VOLUNTEER FORM BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.
Dr. Walter Mendenhall
Dr. Jeff Goerss
Dr. Craig Cunningham
John Adams Jr.
Dr. Chris Rierson
Mike Vander Pol
Brittany Vander Pol
Mary Kay Bates