Former CBC Vice President Paul Pope relocated to Ohio after his retirement, but his commitment to community service continues in his adopted new home. The YMCA of Greater Dayton recently awarded him, The Downtown YMCA Volunteer of the Year.
Pope has been involved as a volunteer since 2013, coming on to the Board of Directors and serving as its membership committee chair. Later, he stepped up and chaired the 2014 Annual Support Campaign and is Co-Chairing the branch’s campaign again in 2015.
Paul Pope has been a Boy Scout volunteer for over thirty years and has served other organizations, such as the United Way, Polk Youth Center, Triangle Urban League Board of Directors and more. He has received numerous awards, including his induction into the South East Region National Association of Journalists Hall of Fame in 2003.
Jessica Graham of the YMCA expressed how the Triangle’s loss was a gain for the Dayton Ohio area: “Paul has been key in guiding the strategic efforts of the Downtown branch board and committees.”
The award was presented during the YMCA’s 144th Annual Meeting at the David H. Ponitz Center at Sinclair in Dayton on March 12th. The event raised over $20,000 for the YMCA’s Annual Campaign and consisted of a silent auction, dinner and a program where volunteers and staff were recognized for their contributions to the success of the YMCA of Greater Dayton.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story & for these capcom photos.