Today, Lexmark donates a $1.5 million matching gift to the YMCA of Central Kentucky. This gift represents our continuing investment in Lexington’s northside neighborhood – home to Lexmark’s world headquarters.
Lexmark has a long history of supporting this community’s development:
- In 1998 Lexmark donated 20 acres of land, at that time valued at more than $1 million, for the construction of the North Lexington Family YMCA. The company also contributed $600,000 for the new building.
- In 2005 Lexmark donated 12 acres of land, valued at more than $1 million, to the Hope Center for construction of the George Privett Recovery Center, and we continue to be active with donations and volunteer work at the center.
- In 2010 Lexmark worked with the city of Lexington to allow the Legacy Trail to cross our campus, opening an outdoor fitness corridor through the northside of Lexington for anyone who wants to run/walk/bike the trail – not just Lexmark employees.
- In 2011 we gave a donation to the University of Kentucky, which helped spur the development of the University of Kentucky/Lexmark Center for Innovation in Math and Science Education, helping educators from across the Commonwealth work with the university to better their scientific teaching skills.
- And just last year we opened the Lexmark Center for Children on our Lexington campus, an innovative childcare center for the children and grandchildren of our employees.
Lexmark is proud to be a part of this important program here in Lexington, Ky. To learn more about the announcement watch the video below: