The YMCA of Snohomish County has received a $500,000 donation from The Everett Clinic and Everett Clinic Foundation to support the organization’s capital campaign, reports The Herald in its article, "Everett Clinic, foundation give $500K to YMCA" a follow up to their previous report on the YMCA's development plans, “YMCA hopes new facilities spur a resurgence."
The article about the gift includes quotes from Board President Dr. Harold Dash, “The clinic has supported multiple not-for-profit service organizations in Snohomish County, including the YMCA in the past. But certainly we’ve not made a contribution of this amount in the past."
“It’s really about community. This will really be a positive investment for the people of Snohomish County," said Dr. Dash.
The YMCA is trying to raise about $10 million to begin the process of building a new Everett branch, either on the site of its existing facility or at a property yet to be purchased.
The YMCA also plans to break ground this summer on a new $18 million facility in Stanwood to serve north Snohomish County, The Herald reports.
Stanwood Camano News also reported on the Clinic's gift, "Clinic gives YMCA $500,000" which included a quote from Scott Washburn, president/CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County, “We are very grateful for the donation from The Everett Clinic Foundation and The Everett Clinic."