WICHTA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Greater Wichita YMCA announced today that the Steve & Becky Clark and Ken & Jan Shannon families have each committed $1 million to bring a YMCA to the Wichita State University Innovation Campus.
“This is one of the largest fundraising efforts the Y has ever taken on, and these are the largest personal gifts we’ve seen in our Y’s history,” noted YMCA President and CEO Ronn McMahon. “It’s truly humbling to see how committed our supporters are to bringing a Y to the WSU campus.”
Wichita State University and the Greater Wichita YMCA announced efforts last year to bring a YMCA to the University’s Innovation Campus. Construction of a YMCA was dependent on the YMCA successfully raising funds for the project.
“The WSU-YMCA partnership represents an exceptional opportunity to deliver additional wellness services to the WSU campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The campus Y will be an important piece of the learn-live-work-play innovation district taking shape in northeast Wichita,” said WSU President Dr. John Bardo.