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The General Manager of the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, Katie, is no stranger to the Y, which she’s been a part of since childhood. She got her start at the Y’s summer camps, and has worked at various Health & Fitness centres. At the new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, Katie will be there to help new members feel welcome and volunteers discover how they can engage with the community.
For 170 years, the Y has been igniting the potential in people, from teens who nurture their talents in our leadership programs to parents who find fulfillment in volunteering as fitness instructors. By joining the Y as a donor or participant in our programs, you’re starting a journey that will light up your days — and help your community shine bright.
We're honoured to have received our largest one-time gift from a donor, ever: a transformational $5 million to your new YMCA in Vaughan from the David Braley Foundation.
David Braley was a beloved champion for sport, health, and community. He touched countless lives as a philanthropist, business owner, Canadian Senator, and Order of Canada appointee. Through his dedication to community building and his leadership in sport, Mr. Braley made a profound mark on the communities he worked in.
As a charity striving to build vibrant communities where everyone can reach their full potential, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is proud to honour the legacy of such an inspiring leader.
The new Y this transformational gift supports will be a cornerstone of Vaughan’s new downtown, located alongside a library, community spaces, offices, retail, and more. The Braley Foundation’s gift will have such a significant impact, we will be renaming this entire complex in honour: The David Braley Vaughan Centre.
Thank you to our campaign cabinet for helping bring Vaughan its very first YMCA Centre of Community. These dedicated leaders continue fundraising to support your new Y:
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Peter Cortellucci, Co-Chair
Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, Co-Chair
Principal & Co-Founder
Julian De Meneghi
Planner, Project Manager
Lormel Homes Ltd.
Liberty Development Corporation
Jonathan L. Frustaglio
Vice President & Market Manager
BMO Private Banking
Chief Financial Officer
Bolton Railings Inc.
Riccardo del Vecchio
Miller Thomson LLP
After learning about the Y and the great social infrastructure they’re bringing to my community, I thought, ‘How could I not be a part of this?’ If I can spread the word about the good the Y does — and help raise funds to get the new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre — then I'll have done my job.”
—Andrea DeGasperis Ronco, Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair and Donor
FREE 7-DAY PASS offer is available only to those who are 18 years and older, and who do not have a balance owing to the Association. Individuals can redeem a maximum of 2 trials in one calendar year. Only valid for those who have not previously redeemed a free trial over the past 90 days, and who have not had an active membership in the past 90 days at a YMCA Health & Fitness Centre in Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oshawa, Vaughan and Toronto. Valid for general access only and for 7 consecutive days. No cash value; not for resale or transferable; non-refundable. Photo ID required. Offer is valid for individuals and family passes. Fees for additional services like Personal Training, and Children’s Registered Programs apply. Offer expires March 31, 2023.