$2.5M Investment by MathWorks Announced at MetroWest YMCA Marathon Community Breakfast

Framingham, MA - (9 Mar 2023)

On Thursday, March 9th the MetroWest YMCA hosted their 7th Annual Marathon Community Breakfast, presented their annual Inspiration Awards, and recognized its supporters who are working to build healthy communities.  

A key highlight was the announcement of a leadership contribution by MathWorks to support the development of a new regional YMCA that will serve Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Sherborn, Framingham, and beyond. This lead gift is the first step in a capital campaign expected to continue through 2024.

“The YMCA is an exceptional organization that strengthens families and empowers communities across the country,” said MathWorks Senior Vice President and CFO Jeanne O’Keefe. “Supporting our local community is a core company value, so we were excited to collaborate with the non-profit organization to build an inviting place for thousands of children and families within the area.”

The new Regional YMCA will be located on the Boston Marathon route in Ashland on 12.5 acres of donated land near the regional train station. The site will serve as a Center of Community, bringing people together and welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The bold vision for the YMCA includes a STEM Center, a Center for Early Childhood Education and Care, an Aquatics Center, a Center for Healthy Living, gymnasium, and much more.  

The YMCA has been working closely for many years with residents and community leaders, such as MathWorks, to identify gaps in programs and services that could be alleviated by a new regional YMCA. 

According to Rick MacPherson, President & CEO of the MetroWest YMCA. “This transformational gift is the perfect way to launch our campaign. We are grateful for the faith MathWorks has put in the Y and appreciate the partnership we have built together focused on strengthening our MetroWest community. We look forward to bringing to the region, a YMCA facility that the community will support, and that the Y can sustain for decades to come.”

About the MetroWest Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The MetroWest Y, with branches in Framingham and Hopkinton, serves more than 25,000 people annually with its programs and has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, industrial automation, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's top universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 6,000 people in 34 offices around the world, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit mathworks.com.

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