Intersection Connection

Nearly $12-million has been raised for a new community building on the Ivy Tech- Lafayette campus.

The project is being spearheaded by The Intersection Connection, a collaboration among community organizations.

The 120,000 square-foot structure will be occupied by the YMCA, Junior Achievement, and an IU Health Arnett clinical practice.

Ivy Tech Chancellor David Bathe says the facility will help with enrollment and retention efforts.

Old National Bank is donating to the Intersection Connection project in Lafayette. The company is giving $125,000, which will fund a Child Watch room at the new Lafayette Family YMCA, for parents to use while they attend onsite programs. The room will include the Old National Bank name.

Old National area president Bob Smith says they were eager to get involved in the project.

More information is coming out about a new facility for the Lafayette Family YMCA. Details of the aquatic center were revealed Thursday when the organization announced a $50,000 gift from Lafayette Savings Bank for the project.

YMCA Executive Director Paul Cramer says there will be a family pool, an eight-lane competitive pool, slides and fountains. He says the bank’s gift shows its commitment to the community.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive made three gifts announcements Monday at a lunch celebrating its silver anniversary.

One is a pledge to increase its contributions to the S.I.A. Foundation, which awards grants to groups throughout the state.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says over the next ten years, the company will donate about $2.5 million to the Foundation.

"Hopefully that will enable us to double the amount of grants. We've been able to give grants to more than 150 organizations over the years, nearly $800,000."

Intersection Connection effort receives more help

Aug 27, 2012

The City of Lafayette is helping several non-profit organizations get a new facility.

The Lafayette Family YMCA, Junior Achievement, and others want to build what’s known as Intersection Connection next to Ivy Tech. The building would house those agencies and a new IU Health Arnett medical office.

The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution for brownfield assistance that includes that area.

Economic Development Director Dennis Carson says the move shows the city is behind the idea of developing the site.