The Spirit of Beckley Community Service Award is annually given to an individual,
who has, throughout his or her life, selflessly worked to enrich our area and positively affect the lives of the people that
reside here. This person’s leadership and dedication of their time and their resources is exhibited without
the expectation of recognition, for the personal satisfaction comes privately and without notice.
By being selected,
the individual becomes the cornerstone for the Spirit of Beckley, which serves as the annual fundraising campaign for the
YMCA of Southern West Virginia. Y Members and the community are asked to contribute to the campaign in honor
of the recipient. All proceeds go towards the Y’s Financial Assistance Scholarship Program, which annually
provides over $150,000 to families and children in need to help them obtain memberships to the Y, and access to our programs
and services regardless of their economic situation.
The YMCA of Southern West Virginia is proud to recognize
the kindness of this person by presenting them with the Spirit of Beckley Community Service Award. It is our
hope that others are inspired by the work of this individual, and view them as an exemplary guiding light in which to follow.
The 27th Annual Spirit of Beckley Dinner will be held Monday, December 9 with the fundraising campaign kicking off on Tuesday,
Doug & Linda K. Epling
2010: William H. Baker
Emmett S. Pugh, III
2008: Michael W. Darby
2007: Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II
2005: Robert S. Kiss
2004: Jimmy D. Phillips
& Joan Wilkes
2002: Susan Stevenson Landis
2001: Charles & Charlotte Massinople and Mike & Kitty Massinople
& Mrs. Tracy Warren Hylton
1999: Jerome R. Van Meter
1998: Mr. James C. Justice, II
1997: Mrs. Erma Vecellio Grogan & Mr. Leo Vecellio Sr.
Elmo J. Hurst
1995: Mr. Alex D. George, Sr.
1994: Mrs. Nancy Pat Lewis-Smith & Mr. Hulett C. Smith
1993: Mr. Warren
A. Thornhill, III
1992: Dr. & Mrs. M.M. Ralsten
1991: Mrs. Margaret Sayre
1990: Mr. Charles K. Connor, Jr.
Leslie C. Gates
1988: Mrs. Mary Cape Smith
1987: Mrs. Lucy Hays