YMCA of Florida’s First Coast Names Norman Beverley Employee of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 1, 2017 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast proudly names Norman Beverley the 2017 recipient of the Carl & Rita Cannon Employee of the Year Award, acknowledging his passion for youth development and his commitment to the Y’s mission. Beverley received the award at the 7th Annual Y-Bash held at the University of North Florida Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Beverley serves as the before-and-after-school program director at the Y’s Tiger Academy and previously served as a YMCA Summer Day Camp site director in Mandarin. Day after day, Beverley delivers his work with enthusiasm, passion and excitement.

“Norman’s accomplishment is a true testament to what we can achieve together as we continue to improve the lives in our community and discover our children’s full potential,” said YMCA of Florida’s First Coast President and CEO Eric Mann. “Norman goes above and beyond in every aspect of his work—from dedicating extra time to strengthen relationships with school administration and parents to garnering community support for Tiger Academy. We are grateful to have Norman as part of the YMCA family.”

YMCA of Florida’s First Coast recognizes its staff, volunteers and community partners annually at the Y-Bash, an event celebrating their community impact through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At this year’s event, the Y announced its funding priorities for the following year and its goal to raise $1.55 million. This year’s four funding priorities include:

  • Creating Healthy Families and Communities
  • Making Kids of All Ages Safe in the Water
  • Academic and Life Achievement for Our Youth
  • Helping Teens Become Leaders

Funding these priorities and the dedication of employees such as Beverley help the Y build a strong, supportive foundation for the communities it serves. Past recipients of the Carl & Rita Cannon Employee of the Year Award include Jennifer Willett, Gwen Roberts and Tim Burrows.



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For more than 100 years, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: www.FirstCoastYMCA.org.