Katy Family YMCA Awards Local Man Highest Volunteer Honor

Steve PiersonSteve Pierson honored for his commitment to helping the community succeed.

HOUSTON – Every year the Katy Family YMCA recognizes an outstanding volunteer for his/her generosity of spirit, hard work and compassion for others. We are pleased to announce that Steve Pierson has been named this year’s YMCA Volunteer of the Year.

Pierson was presented with his award at the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Annual Celebration on Saturday, April 23 at the Houston Zoo. He joined 30 others, each representing an individual YMCA center.

Steve takes pride in serving the Katy Family YMCA. As a longtime Katy resident, his passion for the community shines through in his board work.  His dedication is evident through his years of serving on the YMCA board where he currently presides as chair as well as being integral parts of the Capital Campaign and Board Development Committees. Steve was instrumental in raising the bar in Annual Campaign giving in his former role as Annual Campaign Chair.

In recent months, Steve has been a key player in the development of the new YMCA at Katy Main Street, which is currently under construction.  He has tirelessly reached out to his community to inform them of the great impact a new building for the YMCA could have in the area and has assisted with the Capital Campaign efforts to fund this new project.

“As most of you know, at the YMCA, strengthening communities is our cause,” said Brian Haines, Vice President of Operations of the YMCA of Greater Houston. “Steve has been an active part of our cause by giving his time and talents to those who need it most. In fact, none of the work we do would be possible without the dedication and passion of our volunteers who put in so much effort in making our cause their own.”

YMCA volunteers work tirelessly to help children, families and individuals overcome barriers and achieve more in areas of education, chronic disease prevention, swim safety and family relationships. They also focus on ensuring that the YMCA’s written mission statement becomes a reality in the lives of thousands of people who walk through the centers’ doors each day.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA, visit www.ymcahouston.org.