The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and campaign volunteers at a special recognition breakfast on June 13 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.
EVERETT, Wash. – The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and campaign volunteers at a special recognition breakfast on June 13 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.
This community event honors the wonderful contribution of volunteers who support the YMCA of Snohomish County.
More than 90 members of the community, board members, friends of the Y, and staff members were on hand to celebrate the volunteer accomplishments achieved during 2011 and 2012.
In recognition of outstanding service, the following individuals were recognized as the 2011-2012 YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County
Program Volunteer: Ann Gifford, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Policy Volunteer: Dan Gunderson, Windermere
Youth Volunteer: Marisa Meinke, Student, Cascade High School
Campaign Volunteer: Neely Stratton, Epic Asset Management
Everett Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Dru Miller, Community and John Provazek, Community
Policy Volunteer: Judy Pascale, Community
Campaign Volunteer: Kelly Shepherd, Sequoia High School
Marysville/North County Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Gary Way, Community
Policy Volunteer: Anthony Roon, MD, Retired Surgeon/Community
Youth Volunteer: Haman Singh, Student, Marysville Pilchuck High School
Campaign Volunteer: The Lippmann Family, Community
Mill Creek Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Sharon Blomquist, Edmonds School District
Policy Volunteer: Jason Lucas, Microsoft
Youth Volunteer: Tallie Kaur, Student
Campaign Volunteer: Krista Burkart, BDA Merchandise Branding
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Joyce Robbins, Community
Policy Volunteer: Sally King, Brightlight Consulting
Youth Volunteer: Jose Perez, Student, Everett Community College
Campaign Volunteer: Margaret Bridge, Community
Mukilteo Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Mike Longoria, The Boeing Company
Policy Volunteer: Greg Abbey, Whidbey Coffee Company
Youth Volunteer: Gretchen Reynolds, Student, Kamiak High School
Campaign Volunteer: Nick Gottuso, Homestreet Bank
YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees
Policy/Trustee Volunteer: Doug Ferguson, Anderson Hunter Law Firm
Program Volunteer: Jim McNally, Everett School District
Campaign Volunteer: Roy Yates, Community
The named honorees, as identified by each YMCA of Snohomish County family branch, BBBS affiliate, and Board of Trustees, represent the best of more than 2,130 volunteers who donated a total of 43,000 hours of valuable assistance with policies, programs, and activities. Policy volunteers lead various boards and committees, while campaign volunteers lead our annual fundraising efforts. Program and youth volunteers serve in such activities as youth sports, teen programs, mentoring activities, child care, and special events.
As a cause-driven organization, the Y is able to strengthen community because of the dedicated youth, families, and individuals who share our passion. They give their time, resources, and talents—every day in thousands of ways—because they know they can improve the lives of others while enhancing their own lives through the Y.
“It is truly inspiring to hear about the significant contributions being made from just a sampling of our 2,000+ volunteers,” said YMCA President/CEO Scott Washburn. “The impact that all of our volunteers have on our community is invaluable and what makes the YMCA what it is - a volunteer lead organization that strengthens the foundations of our community.”
About YMCA of Snohomish County
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information please visit us online at ymca-snoco.org.
Top Row: Sally King, John Provazek, Jason Lucas, Joyce Robbins, Ann Gifford, Dan Gunderson, Doug Ferguson, Sharilyn Lippmann, Jade Lippmann
Middle Row: Krista Burkart, Judy Pascale, Dru Miller, Kelly Shepherd, Neely Stratton
Bottom Row: Sharon Blomquist,, Mike Longoria, Gretchen Reynolds, Margaret Bridge, Jose Perez, Kurt Lippmann, Kohl Lippmann, Marisa Meinke, Haman Singh,
Not pictured: Anthony Roon, Gary Way, Nick Gottuso, Jim McNally, Roy Yates, Talvinder (Talli) Kaur, Greg Abbey