The Gateway Family YMCA receives donation from RWJ University Hospital

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway has presented a donation to The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch for a naming opportunity in the cardiovascular fitness center at the recently renovated YMCA facility, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway.

The donation, presented by Kirk Tice, President & CEO of RWJ Rahway to Krystal Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA, will provide an opportunity for RWJ Rahway to showcase their dedication to the community and the YMCA.

Naming opportunities provide donors the opportunity to create a presence within the Rahway Branch. The $3.4 million, 16,938 square foot renovation provides countless opportunities for The Gateway Family YMCA to further the Y’s mission and address the unique needs of the community.

The renovation enabled the YMCA to return to the community the 3 floors of the Rahway Branch that sustained significant fire damage, while adding a new elevator and handicap accessibility. As part of the expansive renovation project, naming opportunities exist for members, individuals and businesses in the community.

Every day, The Gateway Family YMCA works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues. The Gateway Family YMCA uses financial gifts to help individuals and families in need participate in programs such as: Early Learning Readiness – school readiness, Diabetes Prevention Program – chronic disease prevention, employment skills training, teen leadership programs, supportive housing, and social services in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union.

“As a charity, we ‘re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors,” stated Canady.

The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. From Exercise to Education, from Health to Housing, from Volleyball to Volunteerism, from Preschool to Preventive Health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies — it strengthens people, families and communities.

“The renovations at the Rahway Branch have provided us a unique opportunity to showcase our community partners who are dedicated to helping those we serve,” stated Melynda Mileski, EVP/COO of The Gateway Family YMCA.

To learn more about the Y’s cause and naming opportunities at the Rahway Branch, contact The Gateway Family YMCA – Association Office at 908-249-4800 or