Schottland family makes massive $3.5M donation to YMCA

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The YMCA of Greater Rochester announced Friday that it has received its single largest capital donation in its 164-year history.

The $3.5 million gift is coming from the Schottland family.

The money is being used to build the new “Y” at the corner of Clover Street and Jefferson Road in Pittsford.

We’re told the family was able to tour the construction site through the help of virtual reality.

“What it means is a family and their impact in the community is felt because people identify with a named “Y” and it puts a certain amount of civic pride into the project,” said George M. Romell, YMCA of Greater Rochester President.

The state of the art facility, which is expected to open next year, will be 140,000 square feet. It will feature a daycare and senior center along with a community wing and arts room.

It will also have a track that’s larger than any current local “Y” location.

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