Community Service Recognition: Jack McDuff
In January, SAVMA celebrated volunteerism at the 2020 SAVMA Awards, a volunteer recognition event for all of Southern Arizona. Organizations were invited to nominate individuals for a Community Service Recognition in honor of their exceptional giving and spirit of service. Throughout the month of April, we will be highlighting these individuals and their nomination as part of VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH!
Jack McDuff: Volunteer Extraordinaire at the YMCA
“At 93, Jack McDuff is still full of vigor and energy. His late wife, Eileen once said of Jack, “He’s proactive. He’s dynamic. He’s a ‘can do’ kind of guy.” She said his attitude and spirit are fueled by his “warm heart and compassion for others.”
That leadership and nonstop effort typifies Jack as he lets most anyone he meets know that supporting the mission of the YMCA is critical to our community’s success.
He has been a member of the YMCA Association Board for over 30 years, bringing an effective mix of energy and business expertise to the Y. From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Association Board Chair, but he’s also held numerous leadership roles for the Y and the YMCA Foundation.
Seeing young people learn, grow, and thrive in YMCA programs is what really drives Jack’s involvement. He’s been a true champion for the YMCA’s fundraising efforts – annual, capital and endowment – that ensure the Y is here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds abilities and incomes. Jack supports the Y with his time, talent and treasure. He loves helping people and seeing the results of his contributions. “You can’t go on with life just taking from others,” Jack said, “you need to give a little in order to receive a little.”
Jack has led by example—guiding, mentoring and inspiring others to join him in his efforts to impact Tucson kids and families. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership through board service, and made a significant impact in the Y. We are pleased to nominate Jack McDuff for the SAVMA Community Service Recognition.”