Contributed by Bret Olson, Executive Director, Muscatine Community YMCA

Everything that we do is focused on Teaching Values and Touching Lives – every day!  The Muscatine Community YMCA is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We focus on teaching and demonstrating the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Our wide range of programs and activities spans all ages and our growing membership reflects the diversity of the community we serve.  The Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Maintaining high quality programs and first rate facilities is a continuing challenge especially in light of our membership growth.  We must increase our facility capacity to meet the growing community demand for our programs.

Our YMCA Board and staff have identified several capital improvements that are necessary in order to expand services while keeping our programs at the quality our community and our members have come to expect.  Making these improvements will enable us to serve more people and do it more efficiently.

In all, $7.25 million is required.  Our Board has organized a capital fund raising campaign – Discover A Better Tomorrow – to ensure that we accomplish all that must be done.  We hope you will choose to invest in the values and lives of those we serve.

To date the YMCA has raised $4.9 million or 68% of our goal.

Artist’s rendering of the Muscatine Community YMCA after the expansion is complete. Photo contributed by Bret Olson