Congratulations to RBE partner Tony Jost on being offered a position to serve on the United Way’s Capital Projects Fund Initiative Committee!
The Capital Projects Fund recently approved projects that are:
- Enabling Sycamore Rehabilitation Services to acquire and renovate a new facility to meet the growing demand for services to adults with disabilities in Hendricks County
- Assisting the Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) in relocating its offices so it can expand training programs for youth service workers
- Helping the John H. Boner Community Center renovate current space and acquire new space so it can launch a career center for adults
Through the support of the Lilly Endowment, United Way’s Capital Projects Fund has provided grants totaling $147.5 million since 2000. The fund has enabled United Way to invest in 146 projects for 73 agencies. For every $1 that United Way invests in projects, the fund helps generate another $2 in broader community support for a total impact of more than $350 million in renovations, new construction and purchases.
The Capital Projects Fund is administered by a committee of dedicated local volunteers with expertise in law, architecture, engineering, finance, and other disciplines. The committee reviews each proposed project and makes sure that related specifications, designs, and plans are solidly conceived and well thought out. The Capital Projects Fund also provides support for technical assistance so that agencies can assess the feasibility of projects before starting them.
Tony is excited to be joining the skilled and committed volunteers on United Way’s Capital Projects Fund while adding to the enrichment of our local community.