Carlisle Family YMCA Capital Campaign

The Carlisle Family YMCA is nearing the conclusion of a three-year Capital Campaign to renovate our South West Street Facility. Thanks to the generous contributions of many area individuals, businesses and organizations, we are pleased to report that we have raised over $9 million! But the work isn't over. Due to the rising cost of construction materials since setting our goal at $8.5 million three years ago, we are still accepting donations for the project.


We are excited to show you some of the final designs:

New Main Entrance Exterior View from Walnut Street
New Main Entrance Exterior View from Walnut Street
New Secondary Entrance Exterior View from Willow Street
New Secondary Entrance Exterior View from Willow Street
Floor Plan - First Floor
Floor Plan - Second Floor

If you are having trouble seeing the details on the floor plans, check out the bulletin board in the lobby at the Y for larger images and more details.

Existing Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan


We want to thank our Campaign Leadership Cabinet for all they have done over the past three years:

  • Hubert X. Gilroy, Chair
  • Ray "Buz" Wolfe, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Robert Long, Honorary Chair
  • Kenneth Tuckey, Honorary Chair
  • Marcia Drozdowski, Executive Director
  • Cate Mellen, Development Director
  • Mark Bishop
  • Damien Elias
  • Sondra Wolfe Elias
  • Karen Faryniak
  • Zachary Flynn
  • Ryan Heishman
  • Steve Kaufman
  • Debbie Keyser
  • Tara Long
  • Duff Manweiler
  • Debbie Masland
  • Don Mowery
  • Rob Rahal
  • John Ulsh
  • Bob Unger

We put together the following video to say thank you to everyone who helped with the campaign:

Thank You Hubert!

Hubert X. Gilroy, Chair of the Here for All. Here for Good. Capital Campaign, was awarded the Carlisle Family YMCA’s Lifetime of Service Award at the campaign celebration on Thursday, April 11. This is only the second time in the Y’s 160-year history that this award has been presented. It is intended to honor an exemplary record of lifetime service to the YMCA.

Hubert joined the Carlisle Family YMCA in 1978 while attending the Dickinson School of Law, and last fall reached his 40th anniversary of Y membership. Through his many years of service and leadership Hubert has raised nearly $12 million for our YMCA. Hubert’s positive impact on the Carlisle community is beyond measure.

You can see a special version of the above video we put together to thank Hubert specifically for all he has done for our Y.


  • Fall 2019 - Start Phase 1 Construction
  • Late Spring 2020 - Complete Phase 1
  • Summer 2020 - Demolition of Franklin School & Start Phase 2
  • Mid 2021 - Complete Phase 2

This page on our website will be the go-to place for the most up-to-date information on the campaign. Click the blue button below for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). And please check back often to see the latest updates.

For information on project details, contact Executive Director Marcia Drozdowski at 717 243 2525 ext 201 or

For information on donating to this campaign, contact Development Director Cate Mellen at 717 243 2525 ext 203 or

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2019