Downtown Y Improvements Campaign!!!


Dear YMCA Member,

We are excited to announce that we have begun a campaign to implement improvements at your Downtown Y.  It is our hope that our Downtown Y members will embrace these proposed improvement projects and support this initiative.  As I am sure all of you know, these improvements are essential to our ability to serve the loyal Downtown Y membership and also to position the branch to attract and retain new members.

As some of you have probably noticed, the Y has already initiated some long needed improvements Downtown.  However, this is only the beginning.  The Downtown Y Improvements Projects Committee, consisting of Drew Davis, Chair, Gary Lash, David Taggart, Mark Sealy, Connor Peterson and Darlene Hall, has spent an enormous amount of time interviewing members and gathering data and cost information and have identified the 6 projects identified below (the specific details of each project will be posted and made available to all members via link on our social media platforms).  The Y has set up specifically designated accounts dedicated ONLY to the following projects so that our members can donate to the Downtown Y Improvements Projects or to a particular project and be assured that those donations go only for the specified project and no other.  Except for the cardio equipment, all of the projects can be accomplished for approximately $60,000.  If we are not able to replace all the cardio equipment then depending on the donor support, we can repair or replace specific equipment. Together, we can do this!


The following outlines the projects and estimated costs associated with each:

Transform the social room into a yoga/pilates studio $6,705

Update and brighten the Ladies’ Locker Room $9,680

Update/repair/replace cardio fitness equipment $163,340

Update and brighten the Men’s Locker Room $33,465

Update the entry and front desk area $1,700

Update the CrossFit room with additional new equipment $9,045


We cannot achieve this goal without your help.  I am pledging today my personal pledge of $1,000 toward the Downtown Y Improvements Projects and am challenging our members, but particularly our loyal Downtown Y members, to join me in giving your additional pledge in support of these projects.   All donors who do not request anonymity and who donate $1,000, or more, will be recognized publicly at the Downtown Y.  Please consider supporting this campaign by making a donation that will directly serve this Downtown Y Improvements Projects Campaign. Your support is essential to our ability to accomplish all necessary projects.  

Please join me and help bring these projects to reality.



David R. Taggart

Board Chairman


The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is a 501(c)(3) organization; this donation is fully tax deductible.


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YMCA of Northwest Louisiana
Downtown Improvements Campaign
P.O. Box 566
Shreveport, LA 71162

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