Kishwaukee Family YMCA seeks nominations for leadership awards

March 6, 2019

SYCAMORE – Know someone who’s made an impact on the DeKalb County community and deserves recognition? The Kishwaukee Family YMCA is accepting nominations for its upcoming Community Awards Dinner, according to a news release from the Y.

Awards will be giving to a youth leader, emerging leader, and outstanding community leader, and nominations will be accepted until March 29.

The Y’s annual fundraising dinner will be May 16 at Faranda’s Banquet Center, and Jarrett Payton, son of late NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton will be the featured speaker.

According to the release, the Youth Leader Award goes to a child serving or improving their community in youth development, healthy living, or social responsibility. The Emerging Leader Award honors a person 19 to 35 years old who has provided significant, ongoing volunteer contributions through leadership, involvement, and community service. The Outstanding Community Leader Award honors a person whose body of volunteer work through leadership, involvement and community service has advanced DeKalb County in youth development, healthy living, or social responsibility.

The fundraiser makes the Y’s programs and financial assistance scholarships possible, the release says. Sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming awards dinner are available. For more information about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Heather Dunker, Marketing and Communications Director at or 815-375-5406, or visit www.kishymca.org.