OAKLAND -- The YMCA of the East Bay will celebrate volunteerism 7-9 p.m. Wednesday during its 134th annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
The honorees include Tikal Ramirez and Su Zachary of the East Bay Regional Park District; Rand Swenson and Jay Gilson of Regional Parks Foundation; Joanne Gunson and Heather Rizzoli of the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative; Don Saita and Faride Khalaf of the Chabot Space and Science Center; Jane Klein and Annette Miller of GO Public Schools; Marsha Modarres and Tico Chacin of Youth Enrichment Strategies of Richmond.
In addition to recognizing exemplary volunteers working at East Bay branches, the YMCA also will recognize individuals who have donated time to a number of other 'partner' organizations in the East Bay. These organizations include Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, Early Childhood Mental Health Program, Making Waves, Mindful Life, Level Playing Field and Richmond Main Street.
The Oakland Jazz Choir will provide entertainment. The Marriott is at 1001 Broadway.