McConnell Foundation
Matches PHase 4: $200,000

Visitors to the Siskiyou Y will notice the Phase 4 expansion is underway. 

Visitors to the Siskiyou Y will notice the Phase 4 expansion is underway. 

July 18, 2017-- Between September 2016 and April 2017, community members and organizations in Siskiyou County contributed $200,000 to the Siskiyou Family YMCA’s ‘Phase 4 Capital Campaign’. Last week, the McConnell Foundation generously matched current pledges and donations, and provided the Siskiyou YMCA with a check for $200,000.

 “When a foundation like McConnell sees the level of support coming from our community first, they understand the importance this project holds with our stakeholders.” said Siskiyou YMCA Executive Director, Scott Eastman. 

This contribution from The McConnell Foundation is the largest gift received by the Siskiyou Family Y to date, with the exception of the original gifting of the building.

“The McConnell Foundation has been a significant contributor in every phase of our development, from the beginning,” said Eastman.

Leah McConnell established the original endowment and purchase of the old Coca Cola bottling plant to start the YMCA in Siskiyou County. In addition to the original endowment and purchase, the McConnell Foundation has supported the Teen Center and the Fitness Trail projects in 2006 and the Youth Activities Center project in 2011.

“We talk about The McConnell Foundation often, as such a strong supporter of our Y”, said Eastman. “This is a very special moment, to see a matching contribution of this magnitude.” 

The Siskiyou Family YMCA and community would like to extend immense gratitude to The McConnell Foundation for their generous contribution to the ‘Phase 4’ addition, and for continuing to invest in the future of the Y in our community!
The 'Phase 4' addition will include a 5,700 sq. ft. addition featuring:

  1. New Aerobics Room with mechanical wall that can split the room in two and will feature state of the art 'low impact' flooring
  2. New Restrooms / Lockeroom area that addresses current capacity and layout issues

The project will also include: 

  • Remodel of our current Aerobics Room will remove the wall between the Weight Room, to create much larger workout space. 
  • Some new equipment and flooring will be added to the scope of that remodel. 
  • Remodel / expansion of the current childwatch room includes the addition of a children's private restroom. 
  • Remodel of our existing men's restroom area will create a large convening area for meetings and events. 
  • Remodel of our existing women's restroom will expand the size of the current lobby area
  • Installation of an elevated solar array will save the Y between $45-60K per year.