Join Us At The Summit Area YMCA 2023 Annual Celebration on May 17th!

Get ready to celebrate with us at the Summit Area YMCA's Annual Celebration on May 17th at the Summit YMCA gymnasium! This year, we're highlighting the Y stories of our extraordinary people who make our community thrive. We're taking a moment to honor our exceptional volunteers, incredible community partners, and mission-driven staff leaders who work tirelessly to build strong kids, families, and adults of all ages, colors, and shapes. 

Together, we'll reminisce on the fantastic achievements of 2022 and look forward to the successes of 2023. We're excited to share with you the true impact of our collective work in enriching lives and creating a better community.

The celebration will include:

  • Awards ceremony to recognize extraordinary people
  • Special recognition of the Seals Swim Team's 100th anniversary
  • An exciting announcement about the future of our Summit YMCA branch
  • Complimentary dinner from Bar Bacoa for all attendees


This event is FREE and open to the entire community. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and express gratitude to everyone who makes the Summit Area YMCA a remarkable place to grow and thrive. Let's come together and continue to chart a path forward with our staff, volunteers, donors, and partners as we fulfill our promise of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We hope to see you there!


Summit Area YMCA 2023 Annual Celebration
 Wednesday, May 17
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Summit YMCA Gymnasium

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RSVP for this free community event by Monday, May 1. Please note, that a buffet dinner will be served during the event.


Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Innovation Recognition:

Remembering H. Leon Cross
Remembering Frederick J. Watts

Community Partnership Award:

Berkeley Heights Public Schools

Frank Cavallo Memorial Award:

Ujwal Annigeri, Summit Area YMCA Volunteer

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Michelle Williams, The Learning Circle YMCA Teacher

Going the Distance Membership Award:

Richard and Ellen Harrison, Summit Area YMCA Member
Lawrence Lockhart, Summit Area YMCA Member
Philip Shyposh, Summit Area YMCA Member


Read more about our past Annual Celebration in 2022!

Questions? Contact:


VP of Advancement

(908)273-3330 Ext. 3203






In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.