The Somerset Hills YMCA of New Jersey recently held its 3rd Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards & Annual Campaign Victory Celebration. Members of the community joined together to recognize the far-reaching benefits of volunteerism and the selfless spirit in which it is offered. As such, Spirit Awards were presented to thank Y volunteers who “have made an impact” and inspire “by giving of themselves selflessly to benefit the Y and its members.”
John O. McManus, founder of McManus & Associates, was honored to receive a Spirit Award in the Living Our Cause category on this “Night of Stars,” the theme of the evening. John donated his talents in the volunteer area of Board of Directors/Annual Campaign/Planned Giving to benefit the Somerset Hills YMCA, a big-hearted organization that touches lives throughout the community.
“I am grateful to the YMCA for providing a role in which I can utilize my strengths to serve my neighbors alongside other amazing volunteers,” shared John. “To be called the ‘heart of the Y’ as a volunteer is a tremendous compliment.”
According to the Somerset Hills YMCA, “[Volunteers’] contributions have enriched lives, enhanced the Y, and have made many programs and services available that would not otherwise exist.”
To see other individuals honored with Spirit Awards, as well as photos from this special celebration thanking volunteers for opening their hearts, visit the Y’s website.