Living Our Cause: Cause-Driven Leaders at the Y

We’re extremely excited to announce our Y’s Cause-Driven Leader initiative to recognize staff members who manifest our cause-driven culture in their character and attitude. These employees further the Y’s mission through exemplary service to the Y, our community, and/or their fellow employees. They live our cause each day and are welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing and determined.

Please join us in honoring and congratulating the following Y employees for their service to our community over the last three months:

• Rich Mack, January 2022
• Mariella Montoni-Scofield, February 2022
• Kayleigh Follis, March 2022  

Rich was recognized for extraordinary customer service. In January, Rich responded promptly to a member in need of emergency medical assistance. The member credited Rich’s professionalism, caring, and calmness under pressure with saving his life.

Mariella’s recognition comes from her dedicated, creative, and enthusiastic efforts toward making our Y better every day. Mariella arrives at the Y (often directly from her full-time job) with a friendly, helpful, energizing, and inclusive attitude. She connects with staff and members, making everyone’s experience fun, rewarding and happy!

Kayleigh continues to demonstrate she is a cause-driven leader contributing to both our Rainbow Station and Bouncing Bears programs. Kayleigh is always willing to help where she is needed and comes to work each day ready to care for and bring happiness to our youngest program participants.

Congratulations and thank you to all three of our first Cause-Driven leaders! Do you know a Y employee who you feel should be honored? Submit a nomination form online at