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YWCA receives capital campaign gift from Avista Foundation
YWCA receives capital campaign gift from Avista Foundation


The YWCA of Spokane launches a capital campaign, “Strong Foundation, Fearless Future,” May 1, seeking to raise $1.5 million with initial support from the Avista Foundation.

Avista Foundation’s gift of $100,000 will be presented to Regina Malveaux, new executive director for the YWCA of Spokane on Wednesday, March 20, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., during a reception celebrating the organization’s 110th anniversary. The anniversary celebration will be held at the YWCA of Spokane, located at 930 N. Monroe St., and will honor current and past board of directors.

“The Avista Foundation is integral to the Spokane community, and we are so grateful for their leadership gift to the campaign, which will provide funding for critical repairs to our Safe Shelter and provide a solid foundation for the agency’s financial future” Malveaux said. “The foundation’s generosity will go a long way in helping us achieve these goals.”

“We greatly appreciate the important services the YWCA provides for the women and families in our community,” said Patrick Lynch, president of the Avista Foundation. “It is essential that programs like those offered by the YWCA exist to strengthen families and provide the safe and supporting programs they need. We hope that this grant will inspire others to join in this vital community campaign.”

After the successful 2008 joint campaign with the local YMCA, additional funds are needed to complete renovations to the YWCA’s Confidential Safe Shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. The capital campaign will also provide funds to build out the remaining 2,000 square feet of unimproved space within the YWCA’s portion of the Central Y to expand workforce readiness services and potentially house a women’s health and wellness center.


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