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spirit-awards-2014A NIGHT OF STARS

3rd Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards & Annual Campaign Victory Celebration
The Somerset Hills YMCA is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards an Annual Campaign Victory Celebration. The Spirit Awards will be presented to honor Y volunteers who have made an impact and inspire us by giving of themselves selflessly to benefit the Y and its members.

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WHERE:         Somerset Hills Hotel
                      200 Liberty Corner Road, Warren, NJ

TIME:             6:00pm – Red Carpet Reception

                       7:00pm – Dinner

                       8:00pm – Awards Ceremony

The Somerset Hills YMCA is committed to recognizing outstanding volunteer serviceand to celebrating the selfless spirit in which volunteerism is offered. Volunteers are the heart of the Y. Their contributionshave enriched lives,enhanced the Y, and have made many programs and services available that would not otherwise exist.

We are so grateful to all of our volunteers for joining hands, opening their hearts and lending their strength. You help the Y to strengthen our community.

Please volunteer! You make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.



Congratulations to the Somerset Hills YMCA 2014 Spirit Award Recipients:


2014 Recipient

Volunteer Area


Career Forum

Career Forum

Ray of Light

Bobi Commer



Financial Assistance Committee


Living Our Cause

Gail Granowitz

Board of Directors/Annual Campaign


Pooja Kasinath

Teen Tutoring

Active Older Adult

Benita Kiell

Swim Inc/Office/Special Events

Living Our Cause

John McManus

Board of Directors/Annual Campaign/Planned Giving

Lifetime Achievement

Madsen Family | John and Phyllis

Leisure Club/Riverwalk


Michael Osterman

Community Advisory Board


Raynes Family | Art, Michael, Pat, Steven and Will

Saturdays in Motion


Kelly Arcidiacono Stoffers

Risk Management Committee/Special Projects



Additional Nominees

Volunteer Area


Atkinson Family | Alison, Emily, Isabel and Paula

Tutoring/Dance Team Parent/Office


Isabel Atkinson

Office /Tutoring/Dance Team Parent


Greg Bassett



Patti Bennett

Special Needs Adult Program & Annual Campaign


Elizabeth Burton



Chris Calkin

American Tae Kwon Do Academy


Chip Davis



Charles Dennis

Annual Campaign


Dave DeSimone

Special Olympics/Multisport


Denis Dooley

Community Advisory Board/Career Forum


Leo Doran

Annual Campaign/Golf Classic


Diane Duelfer



Lino Gobbo

Riverwalk/Annual Campaign


Lauren Heaslip

Special Olympics


Rachel Keough

Kids Korner


Kiell Family | Benita and Paul

Swim Inc/Office/Swim for Richard


Linda Martino

Marketing and Annual Campaign


Dan McCauley

Togetherhood Committee/Annual Campaign


Diane Mentone



Dave Misak



Susan Olesky



Alissa Percival

Gymnastics/Special Needs


Cathy Phillips



Will Raynes

Saturdays in Motion


Laurel Reilly



Drew Rosenzweig



Saturdays in Motion Middle School Teens

Saturdays in Motion


Ed Tsuzuki and Bernardsville High School Swim Team

Special Olympics


Louise Vance

Riverwalk/Annual Campaign





Maintenance Volunteers
Under direction from the Facilities Department, volunteer perform maintenance inside or outside the Y.

Program Volunteers
Volunteers provide support to many programs and services such as assisting with swim instruction, supervising children in our childcare programs, coaching sports and helping out in the office.

Philanthropy Volunteers
Philanthropy volunteers help raise funds that ensure that YMCA programs are available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstance as well as raise funds to support our capital campaign expansion.

Policy Volunteers
Volunteers provide leadership to the YMCA through their time, talent and treasure. These volunteers serve as members of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board or on committees.

Special Event Volunteers
Special event volunteers help with planning, promoting and implementing events that build families and strengthen the community.

For more information call Sylvia Velez at 908.630.3530 or email .

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