Recognizing Exceptional Volunteerism

Join us to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s 34th A.K. Guy Awards Event, this September 28, 2022 at the Seattle Art Museum.

Gather with volunteers, Y staff, incredible partners, and a community of changemakers to recognize the exceptional people in our corner of the world who through their work and example help lift, inspire, and support community.

Learn more about the issues affecting our neighbors, engage and activate as a volunteer, and discover how your support can create a better future for all. 

Community is only as strong as the people within it. How much we are willing to give of our time, passion, and aid to lift others around us helps make all of us stronger, it's something we know and live every day at the Y. It is during difficult times when we are called upon to step up and help meet the needs of your neighbors, friends, and family. Volunteerism is the engine that drives community support and action, and we want to take a moment to celebrate the people who make a difference.  

Five awards will be given out in recognition for exceptional volunteerism and impacts on community, that truly speak to urgent issues and enrich the lives of people today and tomorrow. 

By joining us, you’ll not only be celebrating a good cause and honoring amazing people, but it’s also a great way to learn more about how to activate your own journey for volunteerism and supporting community. 


2022 Sponsors

Activation & Community Partners

Bank of America

Baird Private Wealth

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lease Crutcher Lewis

Lorenzini Family Foundation

Perkins Coie 



Volunteer Today

Volunteering can be fun and fulfilling. Benefits include: improving mood, decreasing stress, exploring passions, and gaining new skills. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, it’s good for your mind and your body, and strengthens our communities.

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a difference through the Y: Make a pledge, donate stock, volunteer, or learn about planned giving and matching gifts!

Your Impact

Many hands help community at the Y, from staff who counsel youth experiencing homelessness, and volunteers who help give out meals, to donors who empower the Y to reach more people in need. Learn more about your impact as a Y supporter.