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SHARON ALLEN and CRAIG STORTI Receive Prestigious YMCA Awards

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June 3, 2015

The Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Y) is excited to announce we are awarding two very deserving individuals with prestigious honors for their years of volunteerism and service to the Y and our community.

This award is the Y’s most prestigious honor and has only been awarded to 10 individuals in the Y’s 124-year history. This year, the Y will be presenting the Golden Book to Sharon Allen, a woman of civil service who began her impressive career at Deloitte in the Boise office.  In her illustrious career with Deloitte, Allen earned a number of “firsts”, including becoming the first female managing partner, first female board member, and first independent chairman of Deloitte LLP, making her the highest-ranking woman in Deloitte’s history.   Allen’s voluntary service to the Y over the last few decades is earned her the Golden Book Award.  In the Treasure Valley community, Allen served on the Board as Chair during some of this Y’s most exciting times as the Y expanded into West Boise with the West Family YMCA and Boise City Aquatics Center.  She went on to serve on the Board for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, and later was recruited to the National YMCA Board of Directors, which she eventually chaired.

The Board of Directors of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA established the Vern Emery Award in 1991 in memory and honor of former Y Executive Director Vern Emery’s long-term leadership of this community’s YMCA.  This year, the Vern Emery Award is being given to long-time Y Board Member and community advocate, Craig Storti.  Former managing partner at Hawley Troxell and legal counsel at URS, Storti has been a volunteer coach, committee member, mentor, and board member for the Y through many years of strategic growth and change.  He’s provided countless hours of pro bono legal service to Y members in need.

To learn more about Storti and his positive impact on our community, watch his Vern Emery Award video »


Read the YMCA’s Press Release about these awards and others here »