Albertson Foundation Awards $4 Million to Meridian YMCA

The has announced a $4 million lead gift to in Meridian, Idaho, to create a multi-use facility in south Meridian.

The gift will kick-start a community-wide campaign involving the YMCA, the West Ada School District, the City of Meridian, and additional partners to create a $20 million campus that includes an elementary school, an aquatics center, a gym, and a park. The campus will be located on twenty-two acres of land donated by Meridian residents Marti Hill and Dixie Cook and Brighton Corporation CEO David Turnbull.

"My family and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation are very proud to be a part of what we know will be a world-class model for collaboration — a place for limitless learning possibilities for children and families," said Albertson Foundation president Jamie MacMillan. "The people of Meridian will be able to come to one place to learn and grow at their family YMCA, in their city park, and at their children's new elementary school — one place, multiple partners, limitless learning."

"." J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Press Release 11/20/2014.