This year, the prestigious YMCA Centennial Award will recognize remarkable individuals in our community who demonstrate outstanding commitment to supporting their neighbors and serving the greater good; and who lead by example through community service, philanthropy and by putting others first.
The Centennial Awards reception is the Princeton Family YMCA’s one and only major fundraising event that invites local businesses, corporations and individuals to support the YMCA mission in the Princeton region. The Centennial Award is named in honor of the YMCA of Princeton’s 100th year of service to the Princeton region, which was celebrated in 2008. Proceeds raised from this annual event help the YMCA deliver its mission-driven programs and activities to more than 7,000 individuals annually in the region and help ensure that critical YMCA programs and activities are accessible to anyone, regardless of financial circumstances.
The YMCA Centennial Awards is an after-work cocktail reception. This year, the event will be held at the Princeton Family YMCA in the Dodge gymnasium on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm.
Each year, four to eight awards are given to distinguished individuals in the YMCA’s three areas of focus: healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. A unique feature of this event is that the program is conducted entirely by young people, ages 10 – 18, who are regular participants in YMCA programs. They serve as the evening’s moderators and present the awards. Before the event, each honoree is interviewed by his or her young presenter who shares his or her story.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY