A.K. Guy Award
Celebrating volunteerism and changemakers in community since 1983.
Join us to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s 34th A.K. Guy Award 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 pave a better future for all.
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 lifelong Seattleite, 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.
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.