Laurie receiving her award at the Summit.

Congratulations to Laurie Sepanski, the 2014 recipient of the Program Director of the Year award!

As the first year of this new award, it was only fitting to give the honor to Laurie, who started her YVC program from scratch just five years ago.

YVC of Hampton Roads is the only independent Affiliate in the YVC network, meaning that it is an independent 501(c)3 organization without a host site. All other YVC organizations are hosted by another nonprofit like United Way, YMCA, Parks and Recreation, etc.

Laurie saw a need in her community for high-quality youth service opportunities, and she saw YVC as the best way to fill that need. She began raising money and community support to make this dream a reality. Without Laurie’s hard work, determination and passion, YVC of Hampton Roads may never have been born.

YVC of Hampton Roads has grown steadily, with 374 youth volunteering 5,698 hours in the last year—their biggest year ever.

Hear Vince Constantino, YVC of Hampton Roads’ founding board chair, describe Laurie’s impact:

You can see more about YVC of Hampton Roads in their Spotlight.

Laurie is such a valuable part of the YVC family who has set a great example for other Program Directors, both new and veteran. Congratulations, Laurie!

The 2014 Program Director of the Year honor was announced during the Award Ceremony at the YVC Summit. Meet the other award winners announced at the Summit: Affiliate of the YearProject of the Year and Milestone Awards.