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George WilliamsGEORGE WILLIAMS AWARD

Each Y volunteer plays an important role in moving our communities forward. Everyone touched by the Y has a story, and every story can be traced back to a Y volunteer who believed change was possible.

Each year we honor a George Williams Award winner from our Y branches and resident camps. The award is named for George Williams who founded the YMCA in London in 1844. At 22, the farmer-turned-department store worker became deeply troubled as he witnessed other young men turning to dangerous influences. He organized 11 friends for Bible study, prayer and escape from life on the streets. The Y started around a common purpose – meeting the social needs in the community. We do the same today.

The passion-driven leaders listed below represent what makes each of our YMCAs uniquely positioned to strengthen the foundation of our community. We thank them for believing in the impact of the Y and for their invaluable contributions of time and talent to help our Ys grow stronger in service to others.

In recognition of our founder, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte honors outstanding volunteers at each branch and camp. Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

 
Tracey Chaffin
Childress Klein YMCA
Jon L. Morris
Dowd YMCA
Ellen Linares
Harris YMCA
Rich Potts Jr.
Johnston YMCA
Robert Mack
Lake Norman YMCA
George Creed
Lincoln County Family YMCA
John Norman
Lowe's YMCA
James Kiser
McCrorey Family YMCA
Martin Walsh
Morrison Family YMCA
Carl Wells
Sally's YMCA
Hazel Williams
Simmons YMCA
Steve Smith Sr.
Siskey YMCA
Dirk Zikeli
Steele Creek YMCA
Harold L. Grier
Stratford Richardson YMCA
Neal Green
University City YMCA
Chris Boone
YMCA Camp at Herring Ridge
Sloane Mayberry
YMCA Camp Thunderbird