We have the opportunity to turn a 10-acre property in Downtown Batavia into a HEALTHY LIVING CAMPUS, in collaboration with Rochester Regional Health United Memorial Medical Center. Together we will offer a continuum of care in one location, blending prevention, wellness, and rehabilitation services.



Built in the 1950s, the Genesee Y has been renovated and expanded over the years to meet the growing and changing needs of our community. We know we must address our facility again today, but it no longer makes financial sense to put additional money into an aging building and not reinvest into programs. Space for family programming and social space is lacking. Additionally, our current site is landlocked and we can’t build up or out.

This is why we are launching our TRANSFORMING LIVES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN to build a Healthy Living Campus and create a stronger and healthier community for generations.

VIRTUAL TOUR of the Healthy Living Campus



The Y is more than a building. It is the heart of the community. The Y is people and programs, collaborations and potential realized. We are a force for positive change that has been serving the Batavia Community. Ours impact extends beyond the four walls of our building, bringing transformative change to our community’s residents and partnering with our businesses, schools, and organizations to ensure we are most effectively helping the people in our community.

The GLOW YMCA has the opportunity to turn a portion of Downtown Batavia into a Healthy Living Campus, in collaboration with United Memorial Medial Center/Rochester Regional Health. Together we will offer a continuum of care in one location, blending prevention, wellness, and rehabilitation services.


State-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center

Family/Accessible and adult locker rooms

Indoor pool with sauna

Flexible gathering and meeting spaces

Group exercise studios

Teaching Kitchen

Gymnasium with indoor walking and running track

Child Watch and Youth Adventure room

Donate Today

Click on the campaign brochure, fill out the pledge card on page 3, and return back to the Genesee County Branch.

While all donors will be acknowledged, special recognition opportunities are available for gifts of $1,000 or more. Your recognition will be prominently displayed in the new Genesee County YMCA.

$50,000+ Legacy Level  

$25,000 Founder Level

$10,000 Visionary Level  

$5,000 Leader Level  

$2,500 Patron Level  

$1,000 Friend Level 

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Hale, Director of Association Advancement

209 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020


Phone: 585.344.1664

Fax: 585.344.1666

“It’s very exciting to think about the new Healthy Living Campus and how it will impact the strength and future of our community. We just can’t wait to see our friends and neighbors enjoying a brand new 21st-century facility, with all its natural light, spaces for socialization, and just a ton of positive energy. I can’t think of a better way to invest in the future of Batavia.” 
Paul Battaglia

YMCA Capital Campaign Chair

“We are very much looking forward to this next phase of our fundraising efforts. To maximize the impact that this project will have on Genesee County, we definitely need the community’s support. We are looking to everyone for help, individuals, families, and local businesses, anyone who wants to play a part in making this a huge success.”
John Riter

YMCA Project Chair