Lewis Caswell and Bruce Williams were recognized by the YMCA of the USA and added to the National Honor Roll for their significant contributions to the YMCA of Columbia.
The award was presented by Burnie Whitson, YMCA of the USA Resource Director for South Carolina, at the YMCA of Columbia’s annual Breakfast of Champions in August.
National Honor Roll donors, through their generous cumulative contributions, have significantly helped the Y ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the ability to learn, grow and thrive.
For nearly 160 years, the Y has been at the heart of community life across the country, working to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Donors like Caswell and Williams advance the YMCA mission and support the Y’s efforts to deliver the life-changing programs and services that are helping people to achieve their full potential.
Every year, more than 21 million people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels – including more than 9 million children under the age of 18 – come together at Y’s across the nation. This is made possible by the generosity and visionary leadership of YMCA donors, volunteers, members and community partners.
Lewis Caswell is the Treasurer of the YMCA of Columbia Association Board of Directors and Chairman of W.O. Blackstone & Company, Inc. Bruce Williams is the Past President of the YMCA of Columbia Association Board of Directors and Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant of BB&T Insurance.
About the YMCA of Columbia
Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but also in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.