LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette YMCA got a big donation to further its efforts with young people in the community.
Old National Bank donated $125,000 to Intersection Connection, a collaboration including the Lafayette YMCA, Junior Achievement and Ivy Tech Lafayette.
The money is for a new building on Ivy Tech's campus to house a YMCA facility, Junior Achievement and an IU Health Arnett clinical practice.
President and CEO of Old National Bank Bob Jones says he is proud to donate the money to a community willing to work together.
"The announcement today with the Intersection Connection really just continues to lend to the vibrancy of Lafayette," said Jones. "As a person not from the area, it's wonderful to see groups coming together to focus on our youth and really making a difference."
The project features a childcare room, to be named the Old National Bank Child Watch Room.
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