A.K. Guy Award
Join us September 29th to recognize Connie Ballmer and Ballmer Group for their outstanding dedication to supporting children and families by removing barriers and creating opportunities.
Since 1984, the A.K. Guy Award has been presented to individuals, couples, families, or groups who exemplify the ideals of the late Albert K. Guy through their outstanding volunteer service and dedication to social responsibility and equity and justice for all.
This year, we will recognize the dedicated leadership and platform of community service of Connie Ballmer and Ballmer Group and their efforts to transform foster care in Washington, invest in strengthening our state’s behavioral health system, and remove systemic barriers to economic opportunity.
Join us to celebrate the work of Connie Ballmer and Ballmer Group and learn more about how you can be a part of the solution.
You can help further the efforts of Connie Ballmer and Ballmer Group! Invite your friends, host a virtual table as an ambassador, or sponsor the event.
Share the A.K. Guy Award event on your social network to spread the word and advocate for the life-changing work of Connie Ballmer, Ballmer Group, and the Y.
Take the lead by becoming a table ambassador and invite your friends and family to attend the event. Our staff are at the ready to help you successfully host a table.
Partner with the Y and Ballmer Group to support children by sponsoring the event. The tools needed for your business to champion the cause can be found in our sponsorship packet.
Established in 1983, the A.K. Guy Award has since been presented to individuals, couples, families, or groups who exemplify the ideals of the late Albert K. Guy through their outstanding volunteer service and dedication to social responsibility and equity and justice for all.
A Seattle native, A.K. Guy (1892–1983) graduated from the former Broadway High School in 1910. He served as President of G.O. Guy Drugs, was a 45-year member of the Seattle Rotary Club, a member of Queen Anne United Methodist Church, and a fellow of Seattle Pacific University. Guy held the Y close to his heart as a member of the YMCA Board of Directors and an enthusiastic volunteer and supporter of YMCA Camp Orkila.
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.
Whether it’s your time, talents or investment, there are many ways to help your community through the Y. When you give to the Y you make a difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds and economic levels.
Explore our Impact Newsletters, Impact Sheets or Financials to learn more about your impact as a Y supporter.