Awards | Annual Report 2022


In 2022, our volunteers helped out at blood drives, organized food pantries, gathered gifts and school supplies for local kids, coached sports, and more. Whether you’re a coach, board member, or caring member of the community, our honored recipients of the 2022 Volunteer Service Awards are celebrated tonight for being the hearts and souls of the Y. It’s our hope that this recognition of leadership and selflessness will inspire others to become changemakers, realizing that one person can truly make a powerful difference.

Curtis Wrenn


Albemarle Family YMCA

For creating a sense of togetherhood in the Albemarle community and beyond

Susan Bore


Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

For keeping kids safe and strong in the water

S. Paul O'Neal


Currituck Family YMCA

For his consistent strong leadership in board development, fundraising, facility maintenance and membership recovery.

Nola Dennis


Eastern Shore Family YMCA

For her dedication, reliability and infectious positive impact

Dr. Valerie Brown


Effingham Street Family YMCA

For her generous heart and exceptional leadership and innovation in developing partnerships, fundraising and leading projects

Jordan Kyle


First Tee — Hampton Roads

For being a teen with a passion for service to her community

Jennah Tolentino


Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA

For developing young, confident athletes on the field

Samantha Glenn


Greenbrier Family YMCA

For her inclusive approach to coaching youth sports

John Moxen


Hilltop Family YMCA

For his generous spirit and boundless energy in planning and organizing community service projects

Deanna Longjohn


Indian River Family YMCA

For her willingness to step in and lead and develop the board of managers and her work with Togetherhood projects

AnnDove Page


James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA

For her dedication to coaching and instilling character values in young athletes

JT Hasty


Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA

For his dedication to fundraising, ensuring the Y has resources to keep the Y open for all

Rev. Russell Goodrich


Northampton County YMCA

For building partnerships and creating community connections and recruiting volunteers

Finnegan and Cormac Davis


Outer Banks Family YMCA

For their boundless energy in leading younger swimmers, assisting in community service projects and helping out everywhere they can

Alan Conway


Princess Anne Family YMCA

For leading the board and coaching young basketball players

Harry Cross


Suffolk Family YMCA

For 20 years of service to the Suffolk community, leading the board in 2022 and starting a girls basketball league

Fred O'Dell


Taylor Bend Family YMCA

For bringing the "Sunshine" and making everyone feel special, coaching, and mentoring young athletes

Melanie Yules


YMCA at JT's Camp Grom

For her commitment to inclusive activities for all abilities and for being a tremendous source of help and hope

Sarah Coleman


YMCA Camp Silver Beach

For donating her time and medical expertise to keeping campers safe and healthy for many years

Emily McLean


YMCA of Portsmouth

For her selfless heart, passion to serve and willingness to help others grow

Frank Stratton


YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County

For always spreading cheer and lending a helping hand

Kathy Nolen-Martin


YMCA on Granby

For her outstanding leadership in board development and philanthropy and her commitment to serving the Norfolk community

Beautiful sunset in the clouds

Retiring Board Members

We're so thankful for and want to recognize Walter Potter, Wynn Dixon, Terrie Edwards, Brian Carson, Scott Detar, and Travis Burke for their 77 collective years of volunteer service to our community.

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