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Kandiyohi County YMCA mystery donor revealed

WILLMAR — The mystery donor to the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA capital campaign has been revealed as Dr. Marty Janning, a longtime YMCA member and supporter.

Janning had challenged the community to match his pledge, first with an initial $10,000 pledge and then with a second $10,000 pledge.

YMCA volunteer fundraisers ultimately raised $54,610 in the community phase of the capital campaign, exceeding Janning’s challenge.

“I am so excited my challenge was met,” Janning said. “It’s going to be fantastic when the new facility is completed. I hope the community will continue to work to meet the goal.”

The community fundraising phase has a goal of $500,000 and has raised $122,341 so far. Money raised by the campaign will help the Y expand its facility and increase the number and variety of programs it offers.

A ground-breaking is planned for sometime in late summer.