Volunteer Leadership Award Nomination

The YMCA Volunteer Leadership Award will be given annually at the fall conference to acknowledge leadership in any aspect of Youth Development, Healthy Living or Social Responsibility where the volunteer has made significant impact on the YMCA or the community. Click the below to nominate someone! 2022 nominations are open now through August 18, 2022. Recipients will be awarded at the Fall Conference on October 6.

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Dan Newhouse Leadership Award

Our goal is to recognize retired Wisconsin & U.P. Michigan YMCA CEOs who have provided leadership to their respective YMCA community, the YMCA’s throughout the Alliance and some CEO’s who have shared their expertise nationally. Each winter all 34 of the corporate YMCA’s will have an opportunity to nominate a retired YMCA CEO living or deceased to be recognized at the annual leadership conference that is held each fall. Annually at the YMCA Spring Executive Conference in Wisconsin Dells, all the CEO’s in attendance will vote on the top 2 CEO’s that we are going to recognize for the corresponding year. With several qualified retired CEO’s eligible for this recognition, we are sure that recognizing a minimum amount each year will ensure that this award goes on for a long time. The Alliance will email all CEOs the nomination information prior to the spring leadership conference.

2016:  Dan Newhouse
2017:  Fred Hauser, Pat O'Brien
2018:  Tom Jackson, Jack Murray
2019:  Anne Derber, Steve Harty
2020:  Tom Blaze, Reid Stangel
2021:  Jeff Collen, Tom Beerntsen
2022: Gary Nash, John Schaaf


YMCA Legacy Award

The YMCA Legacy Award was created in 2021 and proudly presented by YPN Chapter 41. This award recognizes a YMCA professional who has chosen the YMCA as a lifetime career and has demonstrated excellence in their chosen field. Nominations for the 2022 recipient are open through September 19, 2022 at this link.

2022 Award Flyer

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Previous award recipients:

2021: Linda Daley & Peg Loomis