Community in Motion

Problem-solvers, innovators, collaborators, activists, volunteers... what do they all have in common? They embody positive impact and change. They are rooted in communities and 
push forward to ensure that we all not only survive but thrive. 

This year, the YMCA brings you Celebrating Community Changemakers, where we gather to recognize the people who convene the conversations and champion the change needed to create communities we all want to live in.

Registration is Now Open

Join us in recognizing the incredible achievements of these community leaders and changemakers. We look forward to seeing you at the Celebrating Community Changemakers luncheon event. 

Date: Wednesday, September 25 

Time: Doors open at 11:00 am. Program and seated lunch start at 12:00 pm and promptly ends at 1:30 pm.

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Downtown Seattle 




Award History

The Y has been listening and responding to our region’s most critical social needs for more than 147 years. In 1983, the Y established the A.K. Guy Award in memory of Albert K. Guy. The award honors those who strive to better serve their community through dedicated volunteer service. Learn More >>


About the Cause

When you support the Y, you're helping create communities we all want to live in. Investing in families and young people, particularly those who are farthest from opportunity, is key to advancing equity and justice and building whole person health for all.

As a community-based organization, the Y has a long history of helping support young people in living their healthiest lives and reaching their full potential in spirit, mind, and body. 




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.