Duneland Y receives a gift from the Dunbar Family Foundation for the YMCA Healthy Living Campus “Airnasium.”

For Immediate Release – December 14, 2023 Press Release

The Duneland YMCA is thrilled to announce a generous contribution from the Dunbar Family Foundation towards the YMCA Healthy Living Campus. This thoughtful gift will enable the construction of an outdoor pavilion, as the Y refers to it, as an “Airnasium”. This outdoor pavilion will live in the heart of the YMCA Healthy Living Campus, which plans to begin demolition in the summer of 2024. The pavilion will feature a covered stage for performances, events, markets, and plenty of seating and shade. It will be a place for families to enjoy picnics, children to play, and adults to socialize.

Driven by a deep sense of gratitude for their community, Bob and Becky Dunbar established the Dunbar Family Foundation. Chesterton High School Class of 1974 graduate Debbie Dunbar Brown sits on the board alongside her brothers, Dick Dunbar and Dave Dunbar. She stated, “Our parents established this non-profit foundation to benefit the citizens of the Duneland community, and although our board members do not live there currently, we take that charge very seriously.”

“The current and future programming perfectly aligns with our foundation’s core values,” says Debbie Dunbar Brown. “Enhancing education, social services, and community improvement. We proudly support the Duneland YMCA Healthy Living Campus and feel certain it will have benefits beyond measure for years to come.”

This family-led foundation has supported the Duneland YMCA for many years, and the Y is honored to receive their continued support and this gift to our community.

“The Dunbar Family Foundation’s gift is a testament to their unwavering commitment to our community,” said Duneland YMCA CEO Dave Kasarda. “Their generosity will profoundly impact the lives of countless individuals and families, and we are deeply honored to have their support.”