700 Years of Service

YMCA staff. You see our smiling faces when you walk through our doors. Our helping hands show your children how to jump, flip and dive into healthy habits. Our caring hearts work alongside yours at service projects that strengthen our community.

Every day YMCA staff members work to grow and support our community. That’s why every year we take time to thank and recognize our employees. Not only do we recognize an Employee of the Year at each branch, but we also honor three employees who have made a lasting impact across our association.

We are pleased to announce our three association-wide honorees.


  1. The Caring Award is given to a part-time employee who demonstrates kindness and caring in all that they do. This year’s recipient is Ana Torres Gutierrez, Childcare Associate – Octorara YMCA. Ana has over 9 years of service at the YMCA.
  2. The Dedicated Service Award is given to a long-standing employee who upholds the Y Mission and demonstrates loyalty, integrity and excellence. Congratulations to Jennifer Robinson, Child Watch and Family Programs Coordinator – Jennersville YMCA. Jennifer has over 21 years of service at the YMCA.
  3. The E.A.G.L.E Award is given to an employee who has supported association-wide initiatives and team projects. This year’s recipient is Janelle Brandberg, Sr. Director of Arts and Humanities, Upper Main Line YMCA. Janelle has over 8 years of service at the YMCA.

The next time you see Ana, Jennifer or Janelle in your branch, please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for their service. And, be on the lookout for signs announcing the Employee of the Year at your local branch.

We could not be prouder or more grateful that such talented, caring and loyal staff members continue to serve our members and bring the YMCA Mission to life each day. In addition to our Employee of the Year awards, we recently recognized employees who have worked with us for 5, 10, 15, 20 and even 30 years. Collectively, our Years of Service honorees have served YMCA members for over 700 years.

¡Gracias! - Thank You!

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Category: Community Careers