2016 YMCA Board of Directors- YMCA Fairfax County Reston

Turning No One Away: 17th Annual YMCA Gala Raises $180,000

Each year, thousands of individuals turn to the Reston YMCA as a community and family center, and a place that is truly more than just an exercise facility.

On November 12th the YMCA Fairfax County in Reston celebrated its 17th annual fundraising gala to help keep that dream alive. In all, 308 individuals filled the gymnasium to show support for Fairfax County’s only YMCA and raised more than $180,000.

For the third consecutive year, the event broke records for all the right reasons.

“In Reston and Fairfax County, the Y is more than a gym, it’s a place of community,” said Executive Director Joseph Crawford. “At the YMCA, we have an early learning center and preschool, we teach lifesaving skills like swim lessons to children as young as one year of age through water adjust classes, and we support families through a robust financial service and scholarship program so that families, despite financial hardships, can always come to the Y.”

The event also presented several awards to recognize individuals who have contributed to the community and to the Y.

 More information about the Y can be found at ymca.net.


The Jim and Karen Cleveland
Partnership Award:

AJ Fuller and the
Fairfax County Teen Center

For its exceptional leadership in bringing community organizations together to better achieve the common good.

The Boofie O’Gorman
Volunteer Service Award:

Dave Tipler

For his extraordinary commitment of time and resources to the fulfillment of the YMCA’s mission and capacity to serve the Reston community.

The Joseph L. Ritchey
Community Service Award:

Hugh Taylor

For his outstanding service and dedication through generous contributions and commitment to the Reston community.

Joseph Crawford- Executive Director YMCA Fairfax County Reston and his wife Danielle; David Rose, Accenture Manager, and Samantha Rose
Ashley France, Ra’Shawn Howell, and baby Madison Howell
Karen and Jim Cleveland
(left to right): Jow Ritchey, Liliam Li, Leila and Robert Gordon.
Jim Cleveland, Heather Wreath and Mark Ingrao
Valery Novak and Larry Swartz
Hugh Taylor
Leila and Robert Gordon; Theresa and Robert Goudie.
Del. Ken Plum and his wife Jean
Hugh Taylor receives the Joseph L. Ritchey Community Service Award
Molly Sheets from AJ Fuller and the Fairfax County Teen Center receives the Jim and Karen Cleveland Partnership Award
Ngoc-Hoa Nguyen, BeBe Nguyen, Lynn Bui, Kathryn Dickerson, Daniel Ruttenburg
Dave Tipler receives the Boofie O’Gorman Volunteer Service Award
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