We were honored to have so many of our friends and supporters join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting. It was refreshing and inspiring to once again be able to come together in this way.
Our CEO, Jennifer Gardner, and Outgoing Board President, Mike Cattano spoke about our past accomplishments, our lessons learned and our rebuilding efforts with an eye towards broad improvements and continued stability. DarienY/Abilis Project Search intern, Christian Young shared with guests his achievements working in our fitness and wellness department. YMCA member, Marissa Herbers shared her inspiring fitness story of how her time at the Y has had a tremendous impact on both her physical and mental health. We also took time to thank our YMCA volunteer award winners, Erin Lumpkin, Jack Conway and Peter McLean. These individuals embody what it means to find your purpose at the Y and live out that purpose through acts of generosity and kindness. They are absolutely wonderful, passionate champions of the YMCA.
As 2022 is off to a strong start! We are committed, more than ever, to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, background, or income, feels welcome and has the opportunity to learn, thrive and grow!
The Darien YMCA Team