Each year, the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA nominates a person or community partner who's given of their time, talent and financial resources to the Y's mission.
Vera De Andre
Area of Y Involvement: Active Older Adults volunteer
"Vera has exemplified integrity and character when interacting with the active older adult community. Vera demonstrates compassion, tenacity and creativity with all those she encounters. For 10 years, Vera has committed her time and resources as a volunteer with our AOA group. She serves those in need of fellowship, assists with learning groups focused on health and well-being, and helps others at hospice and nursing homes. In so many ways, Vera has created a sense of belonging for others. Her love language is serving and doing for others, and for this we are most grateful. " —Judi Winfield-Ferri, District Executive Director, Margaret Maddox Family YMCA