JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 28, 2018 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast honored longtime volunteer Michael D. Kelly for his leadership and service to the Y, naming him Volunteer of the Year. Kelly received the award at the 8th Annual Y-Bash held at the University of North Florida Lazzara Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 27.
Kelly is the Managing Director for Ziegler Financial Services, but volunteers much of his time to helping the Y and the community. As part of his volunteer efforts, Kelly has served on the First Coast YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors since 2007. He previously served both as Chairman and Treasurer of the Metro Board. Kelly has also co-chaired the First Coast YMCA’s community fundraising campaign for the past two years. Prior to his time on the Metro Board, Kelly served as a member of the Yates Family YMCA Advisory Board.
“Michael has always played an active role in advancing the mission of the Y,” said YMCA of Florida’s First Coast President and CEO Eric Mann. “Michael’s leadership and contribution to the Y has made a lasting impact upon the Jacksonville community, our children, YMCA members and the First Coast YMCA as a whole.”
YMCA of Florida’s First Coast recognizes its staff, volunteers and community partners annually at the Y-Bash, an event celebrating their community impact through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Funding these priorities and the dedication of volunteers such as Kelly help the Y build a strong, supportive foundation for the communities it serves. Past recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award include Josh Harrison, Stephen M. Buente, John Curtin, Peggy Bryan, Greg Atwater and Jim Overton.
In 2018, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is celebrating its 110th anniversary of serving the Northeast Florida community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For 110 years, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: www.FirstCoastYMCA.org.
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