6th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Y.M.C.A. John R. Blossman Humanitarian Award Banquet to be Held Oct. 29th

It all begins with community service… that lives are changed. Mrs. Jeanne Luckey is being honored for her lifetime of service to the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the 6th Annual John R. Blossman Humanitarian Award Banquet. John Blossman was a successful businessman and family man who impacted many people throughout the Coast, and this award was created to recognize others who emulate his spirit. On October 29th, 2014, the Beau Rivage will present this event in the Magnolia Ballroom with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception and a 6:30 p.m. dinner, auction, and program. Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling the Y.M.C.A. at (228) 875-5050. Funds raised from this event will go toward Y.M.C.A. financial assistance for children and adults in the Gulf Coast community.

“Many people say the right words, but do not follow with action. Jeanne Luckey lives a life of service to others, and sees no hurdle too difficult to cross. Her passion is people, and we are honored to place her name among the greats who have given so much to help the Gulf Coast,” said Phillip Doiron, Y.M.C.A. President/C.E.O.

A true driving force, Jeanne Luckey brings change to our community with impactful involvement in many areas. She was elected as the National Committeewoman from Mississippi in January 2010. Currently, Luckey serves on the Jackson County Republican Executive Committee. She is a board member of the Gulf Coast Debutante Society and on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Coast Salvation Army. She is also a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Gulf Coast Alumnae Chapter. Previously, Luckey was a board member of the Mississippi Special Committee on Elections- Southern Region, Children’s House Montessori School, and the National Federation of Republican Women. She also served on the Board of Directors for Great Southern Club, Mississippi Gulf Coast Y.M.C.A., and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, and she was President of the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women.

As a past board member, Jeanne knows the importance of making the Y available to all in the Gulf Coast community. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a longstanding dedication to providing programs and services that build health of spirit, mind, and body for all. In 2013, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Y.M.C.A. served more than 8,237 people (49% of whom are children) within 15 program sites in Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, George, and Green Counties. The Y.M.C.A. brings together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds, and incomes.

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