Duneland Y Boasts 100% Board of Directors Investments in New Healthy Living Campus Project, Totaling Over Half a Million Dollars

For Immediate Release – February 5, 2024 Press Release


The Duneland Family YMCA is thrilled to announce that the construction planning phase for the Healthy Living Campus project is underway and on schedule. Additionally, the capital campaign period is simultaneously in full-swing and gaining both momentum and the attention of local foundations and corporations.


Bolstered by the unwavering support of its board of directors, the capital campaign has seen 100 percent of the board pledge over half a million dollars, and counting, to this project. While the board, comprised of a diverse mix of local residents representing a wide range of industries and demographics, regularly contributes their time and expertise, this tremendous monetary support is an undeniable sign of a healthy non-profit initiative. Of their collective donation, a record size for Porter County non-profit organizations, Board President Jim Trout said, “I am deeply moved by the remarkable generosity demonstrated by our board of directors. I believe that their visionary contributions will undoubtedly inspire other investors to join us on this meaningful journey, fostering a ripple effect of philanthropy that will enhance our ability to create lasting, positive change in the lives of those we serve.”


The YMCA is proud of its board for leading the way and boldly displaying their confidence in the project’s overall vision and success. “I am immensely proud and grateful for the outstanding financial support we received from our board of directors,” said Dave Kasarda, Duneland Family YMCA CEO. “Their unwavering commitment to our mission has empowered us to reach new heights and make a lasting impact in our community. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier future for all. Their leadership exemplifies the true spirit of collaboration and shared values, as we look forward to achieving even greater milestones through the development of the YMCA Healthy Living Campus.”


This announcement comes one month after the Duneland Family YMCA announced the historic contribution from the Dunbar Family Foundation, which will enable the construction of an outdoor pavilion at the Healthy Living Campus. More information regarding this project and how to contribute to the capital campaign can be found at www.yhlcduneland.org.