The First Coast YMCA is extremely thankful and humbled to be recognized by MacKenzie Scott for our organization’s work during the pandemic. We understand from Ms. Scott’s team that every organization receiving a gift was carefully researched and vetted for how they served all communities especially youth in under-resourced neighborhoods and also how they responded to the pandemic.
To be selected as one of 384 organizations to receive such a generous donation is a true testament to our impact through the programs we provide, our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to serve everyone who enters our doors and our members who stayed with the Y through the pandemic.
At this time, we will not be disclosing the specific amount in order to first focus on how best to use Ms. Scott’s generous gift. We are working with our Metropolitan Board of Directors and senior leadership team to ensure every dollar donated is used to strengthen our community and sustain our mission for generations to come.
Ms. Scott’s investment in the work we are doing everyday will create immediate opportunities for the Y to continue to help all First Coast residents live their healthiest lives.