YMCA honors outstanding volunteers
The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast on June 12 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.
This community event honors the contribution of volunteers who support the YMCA.
More than 90 members of the community, board members, friends of the Y and staff members celebrated the volunteer accomplishments achieved during 2012-2013.
In recognition of outstanding service, the following individuals were recognized as the YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County
Program Volunteer: Stephen Meyers, Tulalip Resort Casino
Policy Volunteer: Terrence Nevins, Microsoft Corporation
Youth Volunteer: Patrick Pham, Student, Woodside Elementary School
Financial Development Volunteer: Jason Simon, Simon Relations
Everett Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Alex Moser, Knights of Columbus and Judy Noel, YMCA of Snohomish County
Policy Volunteer: Kelly Shepherd, Sequoia High School
Youth Volunteer: Darcie Tiffany, Student, North Middle School
Financial Development Volunteer: Steve and Dru Miller, American Distributing Company
Marysville/North County Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Elizabeth Langlet, Community
Policy Volunteer: Loren Van Loo, Edward Jones Investment
Youth Volunteer: Jacob Sea, Student, Marysville Arts & Technology High School
Financial Development Volunteer: The Travis Family, Community
Mill Creek Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Mark Shander, The Boeing Company
Policy Volunteer: Craig Connell, Moss Adams
Youth Volunteer: Kristen Moon, Student, Jackson High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Dave Fisher, Community
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Don Purvis, Community and Danielle Warner, Community
Policy Volunteer: Katherine Staberow, Community
Youth Volunteer: Evan Wang, Student, Monroe High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Marnie Schaffer, Fred Meyer
Mukilteo Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Vonnie Gill, Student, Western Washington University
Policy Volunteer: Herb Fox, Community
Youth Volunteer: Gaby Ieyva, Student, Mariner High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Greg Abbey, Community
Stanwood-Camano YMCA Initiative
Program Volunteer: Steven Jenkins, Community
Policy Volunteer: Jeff Lind, Whidbey Island Bank
Financial Development Volunteer: Theresa Metzger, Community
YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees
Program Volunteer: Brian Muchmore, Youth for Christ Snohomish County
Policy/Trustee Volunteer: Marcella Fleming Reed, MFR Law Group, PLLC
Financial Development Volunteer: Scott Forslund, Premera Blue Cross
“We define social responsibility as giving back and providing support to our neighbors,” said Scott Washburn, president and CEO of YMCA of Snohomish County. “One of the ways we promote this is through volunteerism that leads and supports the Y’s critical work.”
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 2,100 volunteers who donated a total of 42,500 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 the organization’s 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.
-Edited by Beacon staff