- Kara Driscoll Staff Writer
KeyBank will donate a grant in support of the YWCA Dayton’s upcoming building renovation.
KeyBank Dayton Market and the KeyBank Foundation announced it will give the YWCA Dayton a $250,000 grant for its housing renovation. The renovation project, funded by $17 million in grants and donations, will feature 65 updated permanent supportive housing apartments along with a fully-renovated domestic violence shelter with 45 beds.
The first floor of the YWCA Dayton will be transformed into the KeyBank Economic Empowerment Center to provide services that help women and families at the YWCA. The services include job readiness training, financial literacy classes and educational courses.
“Helping our communities thrive is critical work to KeyBank and I can think of no greater urgency than protecting the women and children who come to YWCA Dayton for support,” said Pat McDonald, KeyBank Dayton market president and a 2007 YWCA Dayton Women of Influence Honoree. “Through years of working together, I know what kind of a difference YWCA makes for the Dayton community.”