News

New partnership to be announced in Meridian

MEDIA ADVISORY

For further information:
Albertson Family Foundation Communications Officer:
Jennie Sue Weltner, JSWeltner@www.jkaf.org, (208) 424-2640

JKAF, YMCA to make announcement in Meridian

Who:

> J.A and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation
> Treasure Valley Family YMCA
> City of Meridian
> West Ada School District
> Dixie Cook and Marti Hill, landowners
> David Turnbull, landowner

What:

Press conference to announce multi-million dollar, multi-use project and partnership

When:

3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Where:

3625. E. Amity, east off Eagle Road in a heated, indoor facility.

Directions:

Coming off I-84

      > Take Eagle Road heading south
      > Go through Eagle/Amity roundabout and stay on Eagle Road heading south
      > Turn left 1/4 mile after roundabout on to a dirt road (you will see a large house and shop down the road, as well as a sandstone rock that says “Hill Century Farm” at the road’s entrance). Proceed onto the parking lot near the shop.
      > Signs will be posted to help you find your way. YMCA staff will be greeting you at the entrances.

 

Why:

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, an organization that has a long, vested interest in the Treasure Valley community, is excited and honored to announce its role as a funding partner in a vital community development. This project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, the City of Meridian and the West Ada School District. The partnership will demonstrate exemplary community learning and investment in the future success of the fast-growing community of Meridian.

Visuals:

Interviews with leadership including:
> Jamie MacMillan, president, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation
> Jim Everett, CEO, Treasure Valley YMCA
> Linda Clark, superintendent, West Ada School District
> City of Meridian representative
> Dixie Cook and Marti Hill, landowners
> David Turnbull, landowner

About the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is a Boise-based, private family foundation committed to the vision of limitless learning for all Idahoans. In the last 17 years, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has invested more than $630 million in Idaho. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation honors the legacy of Joe and Kathryn Albertson, founders of the Albertsons grocery store, however it is not affiliated with, Albertson’s, LLC. For more information, visit jkaf.org

About the Treasure Valley Family YMCA

The Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Y) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundation of our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. We provide support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow, and thrive. Learn more at ymcatvidaho.org.