This year's recipient, Ann Bailey, has made significant contributions to the valley through her unselfish leadership.
Friends and family gathered at the Parkersburg Country Club to celebrate those contributions.
For over 30 years, she's served with great love for the YMCA of Parkersburg and her community.
Ms. Bailey says she is overwhelmed by the support of the community.
"Oh my I'm just kind of in a daze. I really still can't believe that I've been chosen to follow in his footsteps. And I feel very honored," says Bailey.
The donations and support for Tuesday's event support the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
This year's goal of $105,000 is about half of what they need to help children attend camps and participate in programs.