Red Bank, NJ (June 11, 2012) – The Community YMCA will present the Distinguished Citizen Service Award to long-time Y advocate and community leader Timothy J. Hogan on July 28 at Goin’ Country for Kids, a benefit that will support children and families in need of Y services.
“The Community YMCA is pleased to honor Tim Hogan with the Distinguished Citizen Service Award,” said Tim Watters, the Y’s chief volunteer officer and chairman of the board. “His service to the Y and our community exemplifies what the award represents – commitment to outstanding community service, as evidenced by leadership to worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem of colleagues.”
The regional president of Meridian Health’s Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, Hogan is credited with leading the transformation of the medical center into a premier community hospital over the past 10 years. At the same time, Hogan has served on the Y Board of Directors and the boards of many other local nonprofit organizations.
Hogan has been a member of the Y board since 2002 and served as board chairman from 2007 until 2011. During his tenure he has provided leadership to the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, which provides free and reduced program and membership fees for local children and families.
The Goin’ Country for Kids benefit will directly support the Strong Kids Campaign, helping the Y ensure that everyone – regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through Y programs such as afterschool care, youth sports, health and wellness, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership and counseling and social services.
Featuring country music superstar Clint Black, the benefit will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception at Buona Sera. The cocktail
reception will be followed by a special concert at 8 p.m. at the Count Basie Theatre featuring Black, long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars. Greg Trooper, a singer/songwriter from Little Silver, who now tours nationally and internationally, will open the show. Rick Dill, also of Little Silver, will perform at the cocktail reception.
Hogan is serving as honorary co-chairman of the benefit with co-chairpersons Richard Maser, president of Maser Consulting, and Patty Whittemore, a member of the Y Board of Directors.
Sponsorship packages for the benefit with premiere seating for the concert are available by calling the Y at 732.671.5505, ext. 19.
The Clint Black concert is presented by the Y and MusicWorks Entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Y, Monmouth County’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Concert-only tickets are available at Count Basie Box Office, by phone at 732.842.9000, or online at www.countbasietheatre.org.
About The Community YMCA – The Y is a cause-driven organization and one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in the greater Monmouth County area through programs such as: preschool, before and after school enrichment, health and wellness, leadership and youth development, personal and family counseling, summer day camp and arts enrichment. Every day, our Y works side by side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information, visit www.TheCommunityYMCA.org.
Vice President, Communications & Collaborations
The Community YMCA
113 Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732.671.5505, ext. 31