The Greater Carbondale YMCA recently held its Pioneer Heroes Awards program at the Hotel Anthracite. More than 260 guests gathered to honor four super supporters of the organization.
The guests of honor were:
• John Cosgrove, who won the Volunteer Award. “Cosgrove’s enthusiasm for the 21st Century Capital Campaign was obvious through his commitment of time and talent,” officials said. “He continually went above and beyond his professional responsibilities to ensure the success of the campaign. In his many roles throughout the community, John still continues to be one of the Greater Carbondale YMCA’s biggest advocates.
• Susan Mancuso, who won a Lifetime Award. Mancuso grew up in a family where volunteering at the YMCA was a part of life. Susan served as Board of Directors president and then took the role of president of the board of trustees. “As the Capital Campaign chair, she poured her heart into her work. Susan’s genuine humility prohibits her from seeing how invaluable she is, and will always be, to the Greater Carbondale YMCA and our community,” officials said.
• Dan Totsky, who also won a Lifetime Award. Totsky has volunteered “millions” of hours at the YMCA, officials said. From board president to trustee, youth sports coach to MVP in the men’s basketball league, “Danny’s done it all, and the Y couldn’t have done it without him. His boisterous personality is not to be outdone by his extreme generosity. Danny was president of the Board of Directors during the Capital Campaign and shared the staff’s passion on how to best meet the needs of our community.”
• Monsignor Joseph Quinn won a Volunteer Award. Quinn arrived in Carbondale at St. Rose Parish in 2005 and was immediately invited to be a part of the 21st Century Capital Campaign. “Once he learned about the project, he was hooked,” officials said. “As honorary chairman of the campaign, Quinn knew just how far to push and when to encourage – taking the grand total to more than $10 million raised.
Proceeds from the event support the Greater Carbondale YMCA Endowment Fund; created to provide for the future of the YMCA. For more information, call 570-282-2210.
From left: Dan Totsky, Susan Mancuso, Msgr. Joseph Quinn and John Cosgrove.