The Fox Valley Family YMCA is extremely thankful and humbled to be recognized by Mackenzie Scott for our organization’s work during the pandemic and beyond. We understand from Ms. Scott’s team that every organization receiving a gift was carefully researched and vetted for how they served all communities, especially youth in under-resourced communities and also how they responded to the pandemic.

 

To be selected as one of the organizations to receive such a generous donation is a true testament to our impact through the programs we provide, our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to serve everyone who enters our doors and our members who stayed with the Y through the pandemic.

 

At this time, we will not be disclosing the specific amount in order to first focus on how best to use Ms. Scott’s generous gift. We are working with our Board of Directors and senior leadership team to ensure every dollar donated is used to strengthen our community and sustain our mission for generations to come.

 

“We would like to express how honored and grateful we are to be included in this monumental level of giving by Mackenzie Scott,” said YMCA of Fox Valley Family YMCA Board President, Rebecca Morphey. “ Our board of directors, senior leadership and staff, have a strong philanthropic spirit that has made our YMCA the community cornerstone it is today. This very generous gift will allow us to continue serving the needs of the 14 communities we serve.”

 

“Additionally, this magnanimous gift from Mackenzie comes at a time of global hardship and uncertainty.  For this, the entire YMCA family is truly grateful.”

 

Ms. Scott’s investment in the work the Fox Valley Family YMCA is doing every day will create immediate opportunities for the Y to continue to help all of our community's residents live their healthiest lives.