YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

For Youth Development®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility


Building For Generations

Capital Campaign

The Building for Generations Capital Campaign building project is about to break ground with Phase II improvements. This project will make significant changes throughout the Maple Y to create a more accessible, functional, and welcoming facility.

Building for Generations campaign brochure.


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Southside Perspective

Phase III

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Leadership Messages

Ken Miller
Owner, Millennium Group
Building for Generations Capital Campaign

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the Ys Building for Generations Capital Campaign to ensure an efficient, accessible and improved facility for this generation and future ones. In the planning stages for several years, we have made great progress since the start of fundraising in October of 2015, securing major donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations totaling $3.5 million dollars. Today, we look to the community to join us in raising the $1.5 million needed to make the goal. I invite you to join me. Your generosity will make a long-lasting difference as we build for a healthier community.

Charles and Joan VanZoeren
Honorary Chairs,
Building for Generations Capital Campaign

We are delighted to serve as Honorary Chairs of this very important YMCA project. Members since the mid-1940's, we have lived nearly a lifetime seeing and experiencing the impact of the Y. It is a community center for ALL ages, abilities, backgrounds, and beliefs. Once a state-of-the-art facility, the Maple Branch now needs major improvements to adequately serve the community. It is time to meet the current needs of growth and future generations. The Y has been an important community center for us as we have aged, and we want to see it provide the same support and opportunities we have experienced for others. Please join us in Building for Generations!

Capital Campaign Brochure (pdf)

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