Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Endowment Fund

The Waterloo Community Foundation is announcing the establishment of the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Endowment Fund.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages joined together by their shared passion.

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County has been serving the residents of the Cedar Valley and Black Hawk County for over 150 years. “Through our variety of classes, fitness center, childcare, youth programming, and camps, our YMCA promotes the health and well-being of not just individuals, but also for families, and our community at-large,” says Norm Johnson, CEO.

Johnson returned to the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County this year. After spending time leading the YMCA of the Okoboji’s and giving leadership to the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Johnson eagerly returned to the Cedar Valley in 2022 to lead the Y into its next chapter of growth and programming. “I am blessed to return to family, friends and a great cause-driven organization.”

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County has eyes on the long-term future and is establishing an Endowment Fund to ensure the Y will have the resources it needs to serve the community for many years to come.

The Y strongly believes that every generation should be ensured access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive. Although, the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, families and communities.

“Our community relies on our services for their health and sustainability. Establishing an Endowment is one thing we can do now to ensure the Y will continue serving Black Hawk County for many years to come,” says Johnson.

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Fund may send tax-deductible donations to the Waterloo Community Foundation at 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320 Waterloo, IA 50701 or give online at wloocommunityfoundation.org. Donations to the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Fund are eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

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