CoreSRQ Announces Merger with the YMCA of Southwest Florida

The Giving Coast

CoreSRQ announced it will merge with the YMCA of Southwest Florida, a joint coming together that has long been desired by both organizations. In the past four years, CoreSRQ, has built a culture of community spirit and courage while operating the former Sarasota Y. That culture will be amplified with this union. The YMCA of Southwest Florida consists of eight different YMCAs in seven Southwest Florida counties with more than 60,000 members and participants under its umbrella.The Sarasota branches, located at Euclid Ave and Potter Park, will now be known respectively as Sarasota City YMCA Branch and Palmer Ranch YMCA Branch, names that reestablish the YMCA legacy founded in 1945. The CoreSRQ name was adopted following a grass roots community effort to keep the facilities open in 2019. In a six-week period, the Sarasota community united and through financial gifts by generous donors as well as members and concerned citizens, saved the wellness centers from closure. Through its Invest in Incredible (I3) program, Gulf Coast Community Foundation supported the facilitation of the merger. Phillip P. Lanham, President | CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation reflected, “The Y is one of our community’s legacy associations with a history of providing quality programs for 78 years. Generations of Sarasota County residents have grown up with the Y. We are proud to be a catalyst in bringing these two organizations together to ensure that legacy continues for future generations.”

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