Mercedes DeJaney

BEING PART OF MY CHILD’S LIFE David’s Story: Mercedes has been so good to our Y! This is her first year with her son in our program. She helped our KICC program by providing names of 20 Blackhawk pilots that are on duty in North Korea. She knew that the kids wanted to send cards…

Lisa Belteau

HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED Thomas’s Story: Last year, Lisa helped in more than one way at the Y, but what really stood out to me most was seeing her donate her time to families in need. On Thanksgiving of last year, Lisa volunteered to help drop off boxes of food to the families that needed…

Tiffany Biron

PAC’s powerful impact Stephanie’s Story: I am nominating Tiffany Biron.  I meet Tiffany and her daughter, Mariella, my very first summer at the YMCA.  Mariella was an incoming kindergartener.  I have had the privilege since then watching Mariella grow and getting to know Tiffany more.  Tiffany has graciously taken on the roll of heading my…

Jenni Ward

PART OF THE FAMILY Dan’s Story: Jenni Ward, who is a mother of two daughters named Chloe and Hailey, is an amazing warm, loving and caring person. She is always smiling when she walks into the YMCA and is always greeting the YMCA staff. Jenni sits on our PAC and has helped come up with…

Wendy Creamer

ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP Monique’s Story: I have been a YMCA After School Director for a little over a year now and Wendy is my go to volunteer here at Philip Reilly. Finding parents to volunteer their time is hard, but finding an interactive and caring volunteer is a Directors dream come true! Whether it’s…

Kron Family

WE ARE FAMILY Kron Family’s Story:. Having two parents working full-time is hard for any child and family. Knowing that our children have a place where they are not only welcomed to the YMCA community, but given the care and nurture any parent would give their child, is fulfillment to our family. Some days our…

Andrew Salgado

CAMPAIGNING FOR A CAUSE Andrew’s Story: I really appreciate how the “Y” instills a sense of responsibility for community in the children.  A couple of years ago there was a drive to raise money for tuition help for “Y” families in need.  Andy felt the call to action and asked me if he could go around…

Gregory Robertson

Gregory Robertson is a volunteer at the Mission Viejo YMCA. This is his story. MAKING MEMORIES Gregory has been photographing events at the YMCA since 2011. He is always willing to take time out of his schedule to spend his time helping out. Over the past 4 years he has photographed Healthy Kid’s Day 2011-2014,…

Dawn Isernhagen

SPREADING JOY THROUGH SERVICE Dawn has been actively involved in our Y program since her child, Aubrie, was in Kindergarten. For all six years of Aubrie’s participation, Dawn is the first parent to zealously volunteer. As our PAC president for two years in a row, she is the first parent to show up to help…