Today, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Y), a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility, announced it will open its newest branch debt-free.
A multi-year capital campaign successfully brought in the $18.5 million needed for building the South Meridian Family YMCA (South Meridian Y) from Treasure Valley individuals, families, companies and foundations.
“The community’s generosity is what allowed our Y to build this world-class health and recreation facility in a growing, vibrant area where south Meridian, Kuna and southwest Boise meet,” said David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO. “It is truly one of the most momentous milestones in our Y’s 125-year history. And, like all our Ys, the new branch will be open to all, regardless of age, background, or ability to pay. We want to give everyone the opportunity to have the Y experience.”
Today, the Y also introduced the Executive Director of the South Meridian Family Y, Michal “Mike” Kapuscinski.
“Mike exemplifies the type of cause-driven leadership for which the Y is known in the community,” continued Duro. “He joined our organization almost seven years ago. From day one he has demonstrated the ability to be flexible, intuitive and eager to take on new challenges. He has motivated and inspired those around him by supporting their strengths and utilizing their combined potential to provide customer service-focused, welcoming, and safe environments to our members. I can’t wait to see what great things he accomplishes at our new Y.”