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The Y Mission - Awards and Recognition


Each YMCA volunteer plays an important role in moving our community forward. It is with deep gratitude that we acknowledge the contributions of those who support the Y’s efforts to nurture youth, improve the overall health of our community and create access and belonging for all.

Each year, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte presents awards of recognition at the Better Together Awards Celebration. Those honored embody the Y’s cause through contributions of time, leadership and resources. It is because of their support, our Y is able to create significant and positive change in the lives of adults and children.

Awards & Recognition
For The Y Mission

George Williams

In recognition of our founder, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte honors outstanding volunteer leaders for their invaluable contributions of time and talent to help our Ys grow stronger in service to others.

John R. Mott

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte established the John R. Mott Award in 1996 to honor its top volunteer who exemplifies Mott's ideals through longtime service to the YMCA.

Willie J. Stratford, Sr.

The Willie J. Stratford, Sr. Diversity Award is given annually to an individual who recognizes, leads and inspires others to help create a stronger community through valuing diversity.