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Ann Arbor YMCA's president, CEO receives national award for inclusion, international outreach

Toni Kayumi recognized for her diversity, inclusion, global innovation work

Ann Arbor YMCA President and CEO Toni Kayumi (center) holds the 2019 Carlos Madjri Sanvee Diversity Inclusion and Global Innovation Legacy Award. (Courtesy: Ann Arbor YMCA)

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor YMCA's President and CEO Toni Kayumi is the recipient of the 2019 Carlos Madjri Sanvee Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovations Legacy Award.

She received the award in the collaboration category at the Y-USA Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovations Conference on Oct. 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Carlos Madjri Sanvee is the sitting Secretary General of World YMCA. 

Kayumi has served in her current role at the Ann Arbor YMCA since January 2016. The head of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network, Kayumi has led YMCA groups from Ohio, Florida and New York on the YMCA Philippines Coalition, a program she created to help fund programs that support after-school activities, literacy, skill building and leadership opportunities for youth.

During her tenure, she has also spearheaded efforts for the Ann Arbor YMCA's LGBTQ initiatives.

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"I am humbled to have received YMCA of the USA's DIG Legacy Award, which was
named after our Secretary General of the World YMCA Carlos Sanvee," Kayumi said in a statement. "Carlos is a DIG Champion who is leading radical collaboration among 120 different national YMCAs, in order to take our Y Movement to new heights as the world's leading nonprofit organization for youth empowerment.

"It is also an honor for the Ann Arbor YMCA to have been given the National DIG Innovation Network Award for Collaboration. Neither of these awards would have been possible without the commitment and passion for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation exhibited by our outstanding staff team, board of directors, collaborative partners and donors. It takes all of us working together to advance equity and create systems change."

About the Ann Arbor YMCA
The Ann Arbor YMCA is made up of people from every walk of life, working side by side to
strengthen communities. Together we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, income, faith, sexual orientation, or cultural
background has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Our mission is to put our core values of
caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into programs and facilities that build healthy spirit,
mind and body for all. For more information, visit www.annarborymca.org.

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About the Author:

Meredith Bruckner

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.