History takes center stage as we transform the historic Lyric Theater building into a new Y that will revitalize the core of downtown and provide life-strengthening programs for all ages.
LEAVING A LEGACY
Support the Y's commitment to building a healthier downtown Kansas City through a named gift opportunity. Commemorative naming opportunities are available throughout the facility for gifts of $75,000 and above. Naming opportunities include:Family Recreation Pool ($1.5 million) Competition Pool ($1.5 million) Wellness Centers ($1 million) Walking and Jogging Track ($500,000) Community Rooms ($500,000) Group Exercise Studios ($250,000) Kids Zone ($250,000) Locker Rooms ($150,000) Teaching Kitchen ($75,000)
Offering life-saving swim lessons and water safety programs, water fitness and recreation.Lap Pool Warm Water, Zero-entry Activity Pool Steam Room and Dry Sauna
Creating a welcoming atmosphere for all in our community to become a better us.Dedicated Spin Studio and Two Group Ex studios Technology Integrated Cardio and Strength Equipment Walking / Jogging Track Functional Training Space Gymnasium
John Mikos, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Providing inclusive access to health education and care.Three Community Meeting Rooms Instructional Kitchen Healthy Café Medical Partner Space for Truman Medical Center's University Health Clinic Historic Lobby with Welcome Center and Interaction Space Private Changing Rooms for All Ages
Accessibility for All
A historic link to the past, with a renewed mission for the downtown core.Kids Zone Youth, Family & Active Older Adult Programs Adaptive Programs Community Health Programs
Watch the redevelopment of the 92-year-old Lyric building as it brings healthy living, youth and community programs to downtown Kansas City.
Construction Begins on Kirk Family YMCA
Construction Set to Begin on New Kirk Family YMCA at Former Lyric Theatre
to Our Partners
The new Y builds on the success of Kansas City’s downtown revitalization and will fill gaps in community services to benefit generations for years to come. We are grateful to our donors and partners for their support to make this project possible.
Tom and Jean McDonnell
Illig Family Foundation
William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee
The Kirk Foundation Trust
Be a Part of History
Because of you, our common vision of a healthier downtown community will become a reality. Every dollar raised for the Kirk Family YMCMA will have a lasting impact on the people of Kansas City.Support the Downtown Y
Victor Speaks Foundation, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Corporation
Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation
Kansas City Southern
Dunn Family Foundation
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, UMB Trust & Foundations
Jim and Annabel Nutter Family
The Hearst Foundation
Frank and Nancy Kirk
Mark One Electric
Helzberg - Shirley & Barnett Helzberg
At The Y
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger.