Please join us for an evening of fun and philanthropy. Give the gift of possibility!

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Lakewood Ranch Country Club – 6:30pm
7650 Legacy Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Individual Ticket Price: $125

Purchase Tickets Here

All proceeds of this event will benefit our 2019 Community Support Campaign. Your support will help families in our neighborhoods, truly making a difference in their lives! Your generous donations enable the Y to award scholarships to families in need. Together we can ensure that everyone regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in a YMCA program. Together we can do so much more!

Key Note Speaker: Senate President Bill Galvano

Senate President Bill Galvano and his family are longtime residents of Bradenton,Florida. Elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and reelected subsequently, President Galvano currently represents Senate District 21, which consists of Manatee County and part of Hillsborough County. In November 2018, he was unanimously elected by his Senate colleagues to serve a two-year term as Senate President, making President Galvano the 88th President of the Florida Senate since statehood.

Educated in Manatee County’s public school system, President Galvano earned an associate’s degree from Manatee Community College before receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami, School of Law.  He is a partner of the ninety-five-year-old law firm Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano of Bradenton.  President Galvano and his wife Julie are the proud parents of three children: Michael, William, and Jacqueline.

Our 2019 Community Champion: Mary Glass

Our 2019 recipient of the Community Champion Award goes to Mary Glass, President of the Manatee Education Foundation. Mary commits herself daily to the importance of families and children in Manatee County. Join us to celebrate her!

“The YMCA’s mission and history is sown into the fabric of our country, culture, and certainly our Manatee County community.  The thread by which it is sown are the transcendent values that make for healthy individuals and society. We wanted to celebrate with an annual event individuals whose work and life’s service champions and exemplifies those values.  Mary Glass and her work for education and our youth is very deserving as our first honoree.”  Sean Allison, CEO and President of the Manatee Family YMCA


Sponsorship Opportunities Available! –> Click here for the sponsorship form
For more information, Contact Stacey McKee at or 941-798-9622 x305

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!