Capital campaign update

In August 2018, we shared with you that for the past few years, senior managers and several members of the Board of Directors of the Wallingford Family YMCA have engaged with community leaders, YMCA members, and neighbors as we plan for the Y’s future.We have remained focused on what will best serve the residents of the Wallingford community today and for generations to come. While we are proud of the work we do each day, we know our current facilities are not keeping up with the demands of today’s society. We must create purposeful spaces that will support the health, recreation and social needs of a modern community. So how are we doing?

2019: A Year of Planning, Recruitment & Cultivation

We are thrilled with the progress we have made since the start of our campaign. We have established our Leadership Cabinet, comprised of:

Jon-Paul Venoit

Carl Bonamico

Dean & Emily Brenner

Patrick Birney

Robert Borruso

Jonathan Carbutti

Elizabeth Curtis

Mayor William Dickinson, Jr.

Senator Leonard Fasano

Tarn Granucci

Daniel Johnson

David Leigh

James Loughlin

Christine Mansfield

Mary Mushinsky

Bonnie Server

Chris Ulbrich

William Wadsworth

Larry Wood

Joshua J. Wyatt

Additionally, our Building Committee is now in place:

Samuel Sargeant

Michael Sheehy

Dave Juliano

Robert Wiedenmann

Jack Selmecki

Bob Marra

Dan Lyon

Rob Baltramaitis

Mark Bundock

Chris Kingston

Wallingford Family YMCA East Side Exterior Vision
Wallingford Family YMCA East Side Lap Pool Vision

Together, we have been assessing the needs of our facilities and prioritizing accessibility for all. As you will see listed on the chart below, Phase 1 of our improvements includes the revitalization of our Natatorium, which is scheduled to take place between August and October of 2020.

Revitalizing Wallingford’s Aquatic History

The Wallingford Family YMCA is home to Wallingford’s most used indoor pool. In 1968, we taught our very first swim lesson here on South Elm Street. Since that day, generations of Wallingford residents have developed confidence and learned safety around water right here in our pool. This includes one of our very own Building Committee members whose granddaughter will become the fourth generation of his family to learn how to swim at the Wallingford Family YMCA. At the Y, we are honored to embrace our storied past as we step so proudly into the future.

Swimming Pool at the YMCA
Capital Phases Wallingford YMCA

Can I help?

Yes! This project can only be successful with a blend of time, talent, and treasure. If you or someone you know are interested in getting involved with our campaign, joining our Leadership Cabinet, making a gift, or participating on our Building Committee, please contact Executive Director Sean Doherty at sdoherty@wallingfordymca.org.