Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute
Honoring Our Community Heroes
The Y Salute award is an annual honor given to an individual or group of individuals in our community who have demonstrated great courage in the face of adversity and continue to impact our community in a positive way. The Salute is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit and congratulates the individuals who rise above to impact the lives of others.
The Salute to Courage event helps the Lawrence County YMCA fulfill our charitable mission: No child or family should be deprived of YMCA programs and services because of their financial or economic circumstances. Event proceeds provide scholarships for youth and families in need so they may have access to services, programs, childcare, and activities offered by the Lawrence County YMCA.
Criteria for the Y Salute Award
The Lawrence County YMCA believes in the community in which we live. Every day, we encounter individuals from our community who represent the core values upon which the YMCA was established – honesty, caring, respect and responsibility – and have demonstrated exceptional passion in promoting positive change in our community.
We believe that these individuals need to be recognized for their outstanding leadership, service, courage, and held up as an example for our community to see.
Hall of Salute Honorees
William McTaggart, Ph.D.
Robert B. Vosburg
Rev. Jerry Marshall
Cpl. Albert P. Gettings, U.S.M.C.
SSG. Edward D. Mills, Jr.
Jack & Nancy Flannery
New Castle YMCA
Michele Perelman &
Salute to Michele Perelman & Octavia Payne 2022
Michele and Octavia have demonstrated exceptional passion and leadership in fostering unity throughout Lawrence County and helping our young people reach their full potential. Both of these influential, driven, and compassionate women demonstrate what it means to have a truly philanthropic and giving spirit.