YVC was stunned and incredibly saddened to hear of the news of the passing of Adele Hall, its current board chair.
“I was so shocked to hear of the news, and I am filled with grief at the loss of not only our board chair but also one of our longest supporters and greatest friends,” said David Battey, president and founder of YVC. “Adele was absolutely integral to the founding of YVC and its success in its 26 year history, and we will miss her contagious smile and unyielding support of young people.”
Adele has been essential to YVC through the years:
– She was one of YVC’s very first volunteers—the first of more than 270,000—as a member of the steering committee that helped launch YVC in 1987. She then joined YVC’s first board of directors in 1992 and remained on the board until 2003. She returned to the board of directors as board chair in August of 2011.
– Adele’s expert sense of strategy and entrepreneurial vision have set YVC on a path to engage even more youth in service, and her legacy will live on in the lives of youth who serve for years to come.
– She was never afraid to get her hands dirty for YVC—whether it was picking up trash alongside Youth Volunteers or giving up several days of her extremely busy schedule to travel on a road trip visiting YVC Affiliates and potential funders.
– She and her family have been generous supporters who helped launch YVC 26 years ago and have helped it expand to the national organization it is today.
– She led YVC through its 25th Anniversary year in 2012, serving on a Celebration of Service project in acknowledgement of the anniversary with nearly 1,000 volunteers throughout the nation and kicking off the 25th Anniversary Summit.
– Adele’s expertise and connections have helped expand YVC’s presence in both the local community and its national reach.
“I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of a dear friend and a true champion for YVC,” said Don Sloan, former board chair. “Adele was such an inspirational figure in our community and in the cause of youth service. We will miss her greatly.”