The Home Agency with the Baldonado family Announce $100,000 Gift to Build the Gothenburg YMCA

The Home Agency with the Baldonado family Announce $100,000 Gift to Build the Gothenburg YMCA

Jim and Sharri Baldonado are holding the check with employee, Janet Haas in the center. In the background are Home Agency employees, Gothenburg Hospital Foundation members and Senator Matt Williams.
Gothenburg, Nebraska, September 13, 2017 – Home Agency owners, Jim and Sharri Baldonado, announced that their family along with The Home Agency are donating $100,000 to the Gothenburg Health Foundation to build the Gothenburg YMCA.
“The Baldonado family along with the Home Agency is known for their philanthropic culture in Gothenburg and nearby communities,” states Becky Jobman, Gothenburg Health Foundation Director, “It’s heartwarming to see a local business step up to this level of generosity in a way that will benefit Gothenburg for generations to come.”
 “We are grateful for the opportunity to support the Gothenburg YMCA project,” remarked Jim Baldonado. “Since 1990, The Home Agency has had a presence in Gothenburg, building many great relationships and business partners. Gothenburg has played a significant role in our success and ability to grow into being one of the largest writers of crop insurance in the nation, we are excited for this opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to us.  We are committed to Gothenburg and see this as a special occasion to intentionally invest in the community’s future. We also hope this encourages others in Gothenburg to step up and help fund this great project.”
The Home Agency is using this opportunity to honor the memory of Gothenburg Sergeant Glenn Haas. When completed, the YMCA will feature a tribute memorializing Sergeant Haas on behalf of the Home Agency. “I didn’t get to know Mr. Haas very well as he was killed six months after we opened our office in Gothenburg,” states Baldonado. “His wife, Janet Haas, has been a very important part of our success in Gothenburg and we feel like this is something Janet and her family will be very proud of.”
Groundbreaking for the $4.95 million project has occurred and completion is scheduled for April 2018. This contribution from The Home Agency moves the fundraising needle past $4.3 million leaving less than $650,000 to fundraise. The YMCA will be connected to Gothenburg Health as part of a joint project featuring a hospital renovation.
The Gothenburg YMCA will have year-round recreation opportunities for all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. When complete, the facility will include a high school regulation size gymnasium with two cross-courts; a four-lane swimming pool with space for kids play and physical therapy; an indoor walking track; a wellness center with weights and cardio machines; a spacious group exercise room; men’s, women’s and family locker rooms; a fun and educational child watch room, and a comfortable social lobby with free Wi-Fi access. In addition to all these planned components, there will be an abundance of educational space which include the potential for mentorship programs, early childhood development, after-school programs and career development opportunities for students; depending on community wants and needs.
The YMCA is a non-profit organization focusing on strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

PR Contact:

Becky Jobman
Gothenburg Health Foundation Director
910 20th Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138
Direct: 308.537.4094
About The Home Agency (
Based out of Elwood, Nebraska, The Home Agency has been serving the area since 1986. In 1990, The Home Agency opened its Gothenburg office. Under the leadership of Jim Baldonado, The Home Agency has grown from two employees to around 35 employees in 14 different office locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Iowa. We are proud to be family owned and work hard to provide our customers the very best in insurance. We offer a complete line of products backed by industry experts to take care of all your insurance needs.
About Gothenburg Health Foundation (
Gothenburg Health Foundation is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. It is the primary organization responsible for raising funds for the Gothenburg YMCA project. For information about donating to the Gothenburg YMCA, please contact Becky Jobman: or (308) 537-4094. 

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