Tom received the Appreciation Award from the staff and CEO of the YMCA in May of 2015. He has shown outstanding dedication at the YMCA in order to receive this award. He has also shown great unselfishness that shows he puts others before himself. As the CEO, Sam Brooks, noted a few other characteristics that won him this award are being "compassionate, caring, passionate, and a hard worker."
The Appreciation Award is given by the CEO to a YMCA faculty member to show their appreciation for the dedication the members have provided. In order to receive the Appreciation Award you must have passion for your work and show a great amount of responsibility.