The YWCA of Black Hawk county is asking for the Cedar Valley's help in raising some much needed funds.

The RJ McElroy Trust awarded a $140,000 challenge grant to the YWCA’s Preserving the Past – Ensuring the Future capital campaign. In order to receive this challenge grant award, the YWCA must raise $140,000 by July 1, 2016. To date, they have raised $126,608.12 towards this challenge, leaving only $13,391.88 to raise. 

Capital campaign pledges/contributions can be paid in monthly, quarterly or annual installments and can be paid over a three year period. Pledges must be received by June 30, 2016 to meet the Challenge.

Source - YWCA of Black Hawk County

 Cindy Mohr, YWCA Executive Director, states, “Since launching the Preserving the Past – Ensuring the Future capital campaign with its total proposed cost of $6.1 million; the YWCA greatly appreciates the support we have received from the community. 

 Jessie Schunk, YWCA Board President, adds, “Our project to renovate and improve our building will enable us to increase the quality and quantity of services we provide, as well as optimize our space and increase energy efficiency. We are deeply thankful for all of the support we have received from the community so far and we hope they will continue to support us to meet this challenge grant and to continue on to raise the funds needed to complete the entire project”.

 Chartered in 1911, for 105 years, the YWCA has been providing critical services to the Black Hawk County community; dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 For additional information or to support the YWCA’s Preserving the Past – Ensuring the Future Capital Campaign, please contact Joy Briscoe, Marketing & Development Director at 234-7589.