Hugh Helm from the YMCA Board of Directors, nominated by YMCA CEO Jeff McBride. This is his story.
CEO Jeff McBride’s Story:Hugh became Board Chair a few months into my time at YOC. Little did I know the relationship that would develop over the following 7 years. As Board Chair Hugh was next to me as dramatic change was undertaken at the YMCA of Orange County. To have someone be there for you 100% of the time (good or bad) is special. Hugh is that person for me. We have seen very difficult times and very wonderful times and it has always been together.
Hugh and I have met with each other for breakfast monthly for seven years. He is my friend, confidant and advisor. He has helped me grow in my role and I will forever be grateful to him.
“Hugh has been a faithful and committed member of the board serving in many capacities. He gives generously of his time and resources. Hugh’s experience continuously results in positive, constructive observations furthering the Goals and Mission of the YMCA of OC.”
His fellow board members know that, “When we need leadership Hugh always steps up and volunteers his time unselfishly. His concern for the Y and commitment to the success of our Y is unsurpassed.”
Hugh’s commitment to the YMCA of Orange County has included serving on 56 different committees, in every facet of the organization from Vision Planning, to Capital Campaigns; from Marketing to Financial Development. Hugh also truly enjoyed serving as a volunteer with the Willard Middle School program in Santa Ana for several years.
Hugh Helm, Nominated by Jeff McBride
YMCA Board of Directors