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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Y Is $260,000 Closer To A New Home

The Saint John Y is $260,000 closer to its fundraising goal of 7 million dollars for a new facility thanks to the generosity of some local donors. 

The Greater Saint John Community Foundation which normally does not support corporate campaigns donating $60,000 and Dale and Wendy Knox will donate $100,000 for a room in memory of Pat Davis a longtime Y employee.

The Y's President and CEO Shilo Boucher tells CHSJ News the Y family was touched by that.

She tells us he surprised her with that  adding she knows Dale Knox worked very closely with Pat and she did as well so it definitely brought tears to her eyes.

Another anonymous donation of $100,000 was announced.

Boucher tells us we can expect more announcements in the new year and if all the funding is in place they hope to break ground on the new Y on Churchill Boulevard in the new year.