The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has announced the recipients of its three highest awards:听the听Service to Youth Award, the Community Partner Award, and the Distinguished Service Award.听All three award recipients have supported and advanced YGBW鈥檚 core pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.听听

鈥淎s our organization grappled with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, these three award recipients continued to go above and听in support of our听community,鈥 said Denise Day,听president and CEO of YGBW. 鈥淲e听are听incredibly听fortunate to have听community partners and volunteers that care about our cause as much as we do.鈥澨

Distinguished Service Award听听

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes the effort and achievement of the YMCA鈥檚 most special friends and emphasizes the need for community service by all citizens. Recipients of this award have set a standard of leadership that others follow.听听

Jim Horn, CEO of the 秀色色情片 Group, is the 2021 recipient. He recently completed a two-year term as the Chair of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine鈥檚 Board of Directors, where he played an integral role in steering the association through the pandemic.

Horn began his involvement with the YMCA over 18 years ago and was initially drawn to volunteer with the Y because 鈥渢he Y included people from all age groups and all walks of life.鈥澨

As he became more passionate about the mission, he grew his involvement听to include hosting board and donor events at his home, chairing the annual campaign, volunteering at events, and generously contributing to the annual campaign, capital听campaigns,听and special projects.听听听

鈥淛im is a trifecta volunteer 鈥 generous with his time, talent, and treasures,鈥 said Day.