EXCITING UPDATES COMING SOON!
The YMCA of Central Virginia is embarking on the most ambitious undertaking in our storied 166-year history. The successful completion of the Building for a Better US® Capital Campaign will completely transform our current Downtown YMCA into the new Schewel-Clark Family YMCA.
This "Y of the future" will provide an open, welcoming environment with critical new spaces for community health programs, youth education and support, individual and group wellness, and family programming.
On January 31st, Dominion Seven Architects, represented by Jason Burger, and Jamerson Lewis Construction Company, represented by William Cook, have unveiled captivating new renderings that showcase the potential vision for the future Schewel-Clark YMCA.
Watch the full presentation below and explore the innovative costs shaping this project.
"To me the Y has always been the place, perhaps the only place, in our society where any and all distinctions of age, gender, race, religion, and appearance, and socio-economic status are submerged in a true melting pot"
Chair, Building for a Better US! Capital Campaign
"The YMCA of Central Virginia is such a valuable asset for the Lynchburg community. The Y epitomizes the true meaning of a community partner, which is why I'm honored and excited to have been asked to join their Board."
Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar
President, University of Lynchburg
"Lynchburg City Schools supports and applauds the Y's efforts to deliver valuable educational experiences and resources for students, families, staff and the community. The expansion of the Downtown Y will provide our students with access to more off-campus enrichment programs."
Dr. Crystal M. Edwards
Superintendent Lynchburg City Schools
"Charlie and I appreciate the Y for so many reasons, in part because of the expansive community investment for programs that include all ages—especially children with so many unmet needs."
Mary Jane Pryor
Former Board President
YMCA of Central Virginia
"With the tremendous downtown revitalization going on, now is the time for a major transformation of our Downtown Y."
Steering Committee Member
Building for a Better US! Capital Campaign
"Candidly, it wasn't until we were approached to make a leadership gift to the capital campaign that I became aware of the full impact the Y has in Lynchburg. They are about much more than just health and fitness. We were very impressed with the staff and the various programs they provide."
Lynchburg Community Leader