2018 Centennial Awards For Social Responsibility

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sarah Lynd
609-497-9622 ext 210

Featuring the presentation of the 2018 Centennial Award to:

Benjamin (Ben) Colbert, Community Leader, Artist & current President, Paul Robeson House of Princeton

Matthew Wasserman, Environmental Advocate, Co-Founder and current Board Chairman, Sustainable Princeton

Susie Wilson, M.S.Ed., Family Life Educator, Policy Fellow and Board Member, Princeton Area Community Foundation

Institutional Honorees:
C-Change Conversations, A volunteer-led organization focused on facilitating productive, non-partisan discussions about the science and effects of climate change, represented by President Kathleen Biggins and Vice President Katy Kinsolving.

Church and Dwight Employee Giving Fund, an employee-led workplace giving program which has granted more the $10 Million to charitable organizations since its inception in 2005, represented by Wendy Bishop and Tara Cesaro.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Princeton Family YMCA Dodge Gymnasium,Princeton, New Jersey
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Awards presentation begins at 7:45 pm
An evening cocktail reception and silent auction

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided
by Fenwick Catering Group and cocktails provided
by Triumph Brewing Company


RSVP by October 20, 2018 if you wish to be featured in the program (program listing is reserved for sponsorship levels)

Sponsorship Levels 

$10,000 – $19,999    Champion – 10 Tickets
$5,000 – $9,999        Advocate – 8 tickets
$2,500 – $4,999        Leader – 6 tickets
$1,500 – $2,499        Mentor – 4 tickets
$500 – $1,499           Guide – 2 tickets
$250 – $499               Friend – 1 ticket

****Additional and individual tickets are $135.00 per person. 


CA 2018 Individual Pledge Form

CA 2018 Corporate Pledge Form


The Centennial Award is named in honor of the YMCA of Princeton’s 100th year of service, which was celebrated in 2008. Each year, a theme is selected that corresponds to one of the YMCA’s three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

This year, the prestigious YMCA Centennial Award will recognize remarkable individuals in our community who demonstrate outstanding commitment to Social Responsibility by serving the greater good, supporting their neighbors; and lead by example through community service, philanthropy and by putting others first. We are honoring individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the region through their work and leadership, and whose words and actions reflect the values and principles of the YMCA.

The awards presentation is conducted entirely by young people who have participated in YMCA programs and directly benefited from them. These young individuals serve as the program’s moderators and present the awards. Before the event, each presenter will have interviewed his or her honoree to learn about the honoree’s work, passions, and accomplishments that have shaped his character and contributed to his personal and professional successes.

Proceeds from the Centennial Awards reception help to underwrite the costs of providing quality YMCA programs to thousands of Princeton area residents. Funds are used to provide financial assistance to families and children in need, to operate quality, values-based youth sports and day camps, to help people of all ages lead and sustain healthier lifestyles, to provide enriching care for children in after-school, and to ensure that children and youth are developing the values, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed as tomorrow’s citizens and leaders.