Y COO Michael Fermaglich Receives The Brooke Jackman Foundation Brookster Award

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations! On behalf of the Y’s Board, staff, and entire community, we applaud Y Chief Operating Officer Michael Fermaglich for receiving The Brookster Award at the Brooke Jackman Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Benefit!

Watch the tributes to Michael and his acceptance:


Michael was recognized for his enormous impact on the Brooke Jackman Foundation’s programs. In addition, he launched the Y’s literacy program and has been dedicated to ensuring its excellence ever since. Thank you for making a difference, Michael!

Congratulations to the Brooke Jackman Foundation for an extraordinary 20 years of service to the community. The Brooke Jackman Foundation was founded in October 2001, after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack claimed the life of Brooke Jackman at the age of 23. Its mission is to create and support programs enhancing the literacy and self-esteem of disadvantaged children and their families in and around the New York area.

Learn more about the Brooke Jackman Foundation at https://brookejackmanfoundation.org/.

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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