congratulations to our
2015 annual dinner honorees
The following will be honored at the 15th New Jersey YMCA State Alliance Annual Dinner scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Forsgate Country Club.
Presented by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance to a leader dedicated to Giving Back and Providing Support to Our Neighbors
SOMERSET COUNTY YMCA
Congratulations Jody D'Agostini. Jody was selected as Social Responsibility Champion for her leadership in advancing philanthropy, addressing the critical health and safety issue of drug use among teens, and being instrumental in producing the first merger of two New Jersey Ys. Her advocacy for, and leadership of, social change stand as outstanding examples of Y volunteer leadership at its finest.
Join us in honoring Jody by purchasing a congratulatory advertisement in our commemorative journal and a ticket to the event here.
Presented by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance to a leader dedicated to Improving the Nation's Health and Well-Being
FROST VALLEY YMCA
Congratulations Katie Porter. Katie was selected as Healthy Living Champion for her work to advance health by expanding opportunities for outdoor recreation for all, including those with special needs, and bringing enhanced nutrition education to Frost Valley campers. Her broadly recognized leadership, including her elected and appointed government roles, in enhancing and expanding parks and recreation areas for all are exceptional achievements that have clearly advanced healthy living for children, teens and adults of all ages.
Join us in honoring Katie by purchasing a congratulatory advertisement in our commemorative journal and a ticket to the event here.
Presented by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance to Youth Volunteers in support of the YMCAs commitment to Nurturing the Potential of Every Child and Teen
ymca youth volunteErs
Youth Volunteers , each nominated by their local YMCA, will be recognized. We celebrate these unsung heroes of our local YMCAs who bring our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to life through their dedication and energy. Helping young people understand the importance of service to others has always been at the core of our mission. It is an honor to say thanks to these outstanding young men and women. Check back for full list.
Download Youth Volunteer Photos and Bios.
Join us in honoring our youth volunteers by purchasing a congratulatory advertisement in our commemorative journal and a ticket to the event here.
martin bartner award
The Martin Bartner Award recognizes a diverse YMCA staff or volunteer leader whose efforts epitomize the Y’s core values and dedication to diversity and inclusion. Through this leadership award the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance also affirms its steadfast commitment to the intrinsic value of diversity and inclusion in YMCAs and the communities we serve.
YMCA OF METUCHEN, EDISON, WOODBRIDGE & sOUTH AMBOY
Congratulations Ralph Steinhardt. Ralph is being honored with the Martin Bartner Award for his many years of Y leadership in opening new paths of understanding and communication with and within diverse and new groups, leading to extending Y programs and services to more people from diverse backgrounds. Ralph’s leadership in strengthening partnerships and building new relationships for the greater good of our communities are exceptional examples of Y volunteer leadership at its finest.
Join us in honoring Ralph by purchasing a congratulatory advertisement in our commemorative journal and a ticket to the event here.