The YMCA is still looking to raise $2 million before a groundbreaking can happen on a new center near the Grand Park Sports Campus.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis COO Gregg Hiland told the Westfield City Council on Monday that the organization has had to revise its goals due to a slowdown in giving during the pandemic.
The organization has an annual budget of $60 million, operates 12 fitness centers, and offers child care and other programs at 120 sites. Its 2020 revenue plunged about 40%, largely because it lost so many members.
Over Eric Ellsworth’s tenure, membership has grown from 63,000 to 113,500, and the organization’s annual budget has swelled from $30 million to $55 million.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been on a growth spurt the last decade. And now, with 12 facilities, it is one of the largest corporate chapters in the country.
The development, proposed for the southwest corner of Wheeler Road and 181st Street, could be started in spring 2019 and open in fall 2020 if approvals are received and fundraising goals are met, YMCA and school officials said.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis officials have started a $40 million fundraising campaign that will be used to fund three more local locations, including a much-delayed $10 million facility in Pike Township.
Satori Pointe is being marketed as a campus where medical offices, fitness-oriented retailers and residents would co-exist.
It takes a map of the entire metro area to show all the projects the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has on its drawing board.
The $30 million plan calls for building two brand-new facilities, one in Avon and one in Pike Township; expanding
the Fishers YMCA; and building a new outdoor pool in Lawrence.