Holly Graver, Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Brandywine Division of Fulton Bank, will receive the 2019 Gary R. Green Community Impact Award at the West Chester Area YMCA’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 25 at The Desmond in Malvern.
The award is presented annually to a member of the West Chester community who has made a significant impact on the YMCA as a volunteer leader and on the West Chester community.
“Holly truly goes above and beyond for our community and for the West Chester YMCA,” said Terri Edgar, Executive Director of the West Chester Area YMCA. “With her commitment to our Y and the West Chester community, she was an easy selection for this award. We are thrilled to be presenting this prestigious award to such a deserving person.”
Graver has been active in community outreach in Chester County for many years. She supports, leads, and participates in many community and civic organizations within the Fulton Bank footprint, including having served as a board member of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce for eight years, as well as Chair in 2005.
A familiar face at the YMCA, Graver served as the Advisory Board Chair and represented the West Chester Area YMCA on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, chaired the West Chester Area YMCA’s board development committee from 2013 to 2015, and was instrumental in the implementation of the LIVESTRONG at the Y program, an exercise and support program for cancer survivors offered at no cost to the participants.
Graver has also served as a running buddy and advocate for Chester County Girls on the Run, a program of the YMCA of Great Brandywine that leverages the power of running to help kids build their self-esteem and improve their emotional and physical health.
“Holly is a huge proponent of healthy living,” said Edgar. “With the LIVESTRONG at the Y program, she saw the struggle that cancer survivors face and wanted to be sure that they would be welcomed into the program at no cost to them. For many survivors, the day after treatment ends can be one of the scarier times they face, and that is where a lot of survivors find the program beneficial.”
Additionally, Graver has served on the board for the West Chester Education Foundation and as past committee chair for the nomination committee for the March of Dimes Women of Achievement. She also volunteers at Church Farm School and currently serves on the Workforce Advisory Council of the Greater West Chester Chamber and the Business Advisory Committee for the Chester County Economic Development Council.
Tickets are still available for the dinner. The social hour and silent auction begin at 5 PM with the dinner, program, and live auction beginning at 7 PM. Proceeds from the evening help the Y to continue to provide life-changing programs for all, such as LIVESTRONG at the Y and Safety Around Water.
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