Rhinelander, WI- As the YMCA of the Northwoods continues its fundraising efforts, support continues to grow, thanks to the generous gift from Associated Bank.
“Associated Bank is committed to investing in the communities where we live and work,” said Brad Kowieski, Vice President Commercial Lending, Associated Bank. “We are pleased to partner with the YMCA of the Northwoods in their efforts to enhance programming that benefits community members of all ages.”
The Building For The Future Capital Campaign will strengthen resources for all in the community. These include doubling capacity for early learning and out of school enrichment time for youth, expanding opportunity for teens to have a safe, secure and affordable place to go, growing impactful and meaningful programming for all ages, strengthening summer day camp to include more environmental and outdoor education, and allow 24/7 access to the YMCA wellness center and main gymnasium.
“With this support from Associated Bank, we are closer to revitalizing a portion of our vision, the YMCA Generations Center, dedicated space in our YMCA to serve youth, adults, and seniors. Picture our seniors gathering for lunch and learning on topics such as fall prevention to financial planning. Our youth and teens spend time at the teen center. Surrounded by our professional role models, everyone will have an affordable place to belong.” Shares Ryan Zietlow, YMCA of the Northwoods CEO.
Zietlow adds, “The support of Associated Bank goes well beyond just the financial gift and will help to realize partnership opportunities in connecting our community. We appreciate the forward-thinking of Associated Bank on the community and workforce development our work has and seeing our friends and neighbors thrive.”
The YMCA of the Northwoods has raised nearly $1.9 million toward its campaign goal. You may follow the campaign progress, make a contribution, see detail, and more by visiting the YMCA’s webpage at www.ymcaofthenorthwoods.org.