YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing honors Kelli Ellsworth-Etchison, LAFCU, with C. Colton Carr Volunteer of the Year Award

LANSING, MI (December 22, 2016) — The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing honored Kelli Ellsworth-Etchison with the 35th Annual C. Colton Carr Volunteer of the Year Award during the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing’s Holiday Board Dinner in December. This award is the highest volunteer award given by the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing and an opportunity to recognize the volunteer who has “raised the bar” for what is possible when serving the growing needs of the community through mission-based impact programs.

Ellsworth-Etchison is the senior vice president of marketing at LAFCU. Her YMCA service in the past eight years includes board chairperson, leading fundraising campaigns, serving on multiple committees and providing visionary leadership in her work with the Board of Directors. Ellsworth-Etchison’s compassion for others and dedication to community service combine to make her an invaluable asset to the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing. The award is based on her service and exemplifies the leadership of C. Colton Carr, who also was a past board chair and a 27-year volunteer leader for the organization.

“It is an honor and privilege to have Kelli as part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing family and to recognize her with the highest award that is presented to a volunteer. Kelli’s enthusiastic leadership, along with her selfless service to others, makes her a great role model and inspiration for our staff and volunteers. We feel fortunate to have Kelli Ellsworth-Etchison involved and engaged with the Y,” said Jeff Scheibel, president & CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing.

About YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has six operating units, including Mystic Lake Camp near Clare and branches downtown, on Lansing’s west side, in the Oak Park area to the south, in East Lansing and DeWitt. The Y employs nearly 500 individuals and serves nearly 16,000 members throughout the community. A volunteer board of directors provides leadership to the association, a member of the national organization – the YMCA of the USA. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Visit for more information.


Krista Beyer
YMCA of Lansing

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