Old Colony YMCA | Easton Branch
April 26, 2019 | Easton Country Club
Honoring Daniel T. Morse for his
long-standing leadership and
commitment in the Easton community.
Please join us in wishing the Old Colony Y,
Easton Branch, a successful Spring Gala !
Congratulations to Dan Morse! A well deserved honor
for your dedication to the Y and the community!
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SPRING GALA PROGRAM
Easton Branch Board of Governors, Annual Campaign Chair
BLESSING OF FOOD
Dr. Andrew Tripp, Unity Church of North Easton
SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
Serah Selmon, VP Program Development and Easton Branch
HONORING OUR COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Daniel T. Morse, Morse Insurance
Avery Lee Williams, Nora Yousif
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Thank You To
The Volunteers who made the lovely centerpieces
Especially Yours Florist for providing the entryway
arrangement and speaker bouquets
W.B. Mason Company for the Wine Bags used in
tonight’s “Wine Grab”
Thank you for joining us tonight at the
Easton Country Club for our Annual
Spring Gala. This celebration of what it
means to come together as a community,
continues to be one of our favorite nights
of the year!
Tonight you will hear extraordinary stories
about extraordinary people. One of those
people is Daniel T. Morse of Morse
Insurance. Dan exemplifies what it means
to be a servant leader and a man for
others. His selfless dedication to the Easton
community is something to which we can
all aspire, and for that reason we are excited to recognize him
tonight as our honoree.
Dan, and people like him, help the Y to offer unique programs and
services to meet the needs every individual, child, and family. Every
day, our community partners work hand-in-hand with our
passionate staff and volunteers to ensure all people have a place
at the Y. We are proud to be an organization that welcomes
infants, teenagers, and older adults under one roof.
At any given moment, our Y-Ability program might be offering an
inclusive swim class for kids with diverse abilities while our
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program transforms an exercise studio
to offer physical and social support to cancer survivors. Down the
hall, children as young as six weeks old are being cared for in our
child care or KidZone programs while just downstairs, local teens
are using the fitness center to get ready for their next athletic
season. This, of course, would be a slow day at the Y!
None of it would be possible without the support of the people
here tonight and countless more in the community. For that, we
We hope you find this evening as fun as it is inspiring.
Courtney Palm | Chair, Easton Branch Board of Governors
Serah Selmon | Easton Branch Executive Director
The Old Colony YMCA is a charitable, non-profit Association
committed to the development of strong spirit, mind, and body,
guided by Judeo-Christian principles, to enrich the quality of life for
everyone in our communities.
HELP US WITH OUR MISSION!
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting
personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the
potential of children and teens, improve you or your family’s
health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors,
your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in
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*served in FY 2018
IMPACT SNAPSHOT* OLD COLONY YMCA ASSOCIATION
Number of people served: 144,467
Number of times members visited the facilities: 1,305,284
46 LICENSED CHILD CARE SITES SERVED 3,275 CHILDREN DAILY.
60% OF THE FAMILIES SERVED RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
• 378+ children from 28 communities received mentoring
and leadership development services
• 9 Summer Fun Club sites served 3,011 children
73% OF PEOPLE WE SERVED WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 17
• We worked with more than 300 individuals through our street
outreach and violence prevention programs
1,764 YOUTHS WERE SERVED IN OUR RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
• More than 590 people were provided supportive housing and
wraparound services for families
We thank you for your leadership and commitment
to the Easton Community.
Your friends at Arbella Insurance
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Honoring Daniel T. Morse for his
long-standing leadership and
commitment in the Easton community.
Dan Morse truly is “A Man for Others”.
His love of the Easton community,
philanthropy, tireless volunteer efforts and
genuine connections with his neighbors have
shown him to be a wonderful man, son,
husband, father, businessman and friend.
He has been Involved with the Easton YMCA
for two decades. His three active sons
enjoyed the preschool programs, participated
in sports and all learned to swim at the Y. Dan served on the Board
of Governors for many years. A long time member of the YMCA, he
is most frequently seen working out in the early mornings before
Dan is the oldest son of David and Gigi Morse, of Cotuit,
formerly of South Easton. He and his three brothers, David Jr.,
Timothy and Brian, grew up on Priscilla Road. Educated in Easton
Public Schools, he attended Oliver Ames High School, graduating in
1988. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Johnson State
College in VT in 1992. His family is his biggest pride. He is a
loving husband to his wife of 21 years, Amy, as well as a loving
father to his three sons, Jack (20), Griffin (18) and Chad (12).
Dan, President of Morse Insurance, is partners with his brothers
Timothy and Brian. The three brothers bought the business from
their father, David, who started the business in 1988. Dan serves
on the Executive Board for the Insurance Services of New England.
Over the years Dan proudly has served on many of the Advisory
Boards and Agent Councils of the insurance carriers Morse
Insurance represents. He is the incoming Chairman of the
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.
Dan serves our community of Easton in countless ways. A few
• President of F.O.R.E. (For Our Residents of Easton), a charity
that serves our residents in need
• Trustee for North Easton Savings Bank
• Advisor for the Children’s Museum in Easton
• A long time member and supporter of the Knights
• Member of the Silver Dollar Club
• Former president of the Easton Chamber of Commerce
(Recognized as “Businessman of the Year” in 2006)
• Raising three sons in Easton, Dan spent many years at
Easton’s beloved Militia Park, volunteering and coaching his
sons in Little League
In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and
friends, playing golf and playing street hockey in the Frothingham
Park Street Hockey League (FPSHL).
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of MORSE INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Your leadership and commitment to
the Easton community inspires us.
Agents like you are the reason
we do what we do every day.
Here’s to you! I Am Rachel Alterman
Breast Cancer Survivor
16 LIVESTRONG Graduate
Mom of Twins
Easton Special Education
Parent Advisory Council
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Hear my story to see how the
LIVESTRONG program has made
a positive influence on my life.
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Quincy Mutual Group
is a proud supporter of the
Old Colony YMCA
for your hard work
and selfless commitment to
the Easton community.
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Thank you Dan for all that you do
for our community!
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group recognizes
Dan Morse for his leadership and commitment
to the Easton community.
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Congratulations to Daniel T. Morse!
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North Easton, MA 02356
Old Colony YMCA …
for all you do
in our communities!
Dr. and Mrs.
B. Hoagland Rosania
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Old Colony YMCA Easton Branch, would like to extend a very special
thank you to our generous sponsors, the Easton Country Club,
Old Colony YMCA staff, volunteers, and friends. Their support and hard
work make this event possible.
Douglas A. King Builders
J Derenzo Company
MORSE Insurance Agency, Inc.
North Easton Savings Bank
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance
Bourne’s Auto Center
Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Avery Lee Williams Family Trust
Bank of Easton
Isobel Wilson and Associates at Keller Williams Realty
Pat and B. Hoagland Rosania
Scoreboard Enterprises, Inc.
Sean Flynn Landscape Services
A very big thank you to all the individuals and businesses that supported
our event by placing advertisements in our program.
American Craftsman (Kevin Mulligan), Boston Red Sox, Café Hayashi, Coca Cola
Bottling Company of Northern New England, Corfinio, Easton Country Club,
Hamalian Family, Hammer and Stain, Hilliards House of Candy, iGolf, Ines Smrz
Designs, Jane Ostlund, Linda Thomson-Clem, Maguires Bar and Grill,
Martignetti Companies, Martin Brackman Representing Intex Corporation,
Melanie Horris, ohDEER South Shore & Cape Cod, Pine Oaks Golf Club, Pop
Tops Sportswear, Shoveltown Brewery, Tanoza Photography (Li Tan), The
Foundry- An American Table and Bar, Titleist, Towneship, Trattoria Della
Nonna, UNO Pizzeria and Grill, Whitecliffs
We’ve aimed to include all our wonderful auction supporters above, 27
unfortunately last minute donations may have missed the
publication deadline. Our heartfelt thanks to you also.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA works with cancer survivors who have been
weakened – physically and emotionally – by difficult surgeries, intensive
chemotherapy, and/or ongoing radiation treatments. In classes alongside
others who understand what they are going though, participants are able
to regain their strength in a supportive, safe and fun environment. The
program gives them strength, but just as important it provides a critical
support network within their own community. Participants often say that
this program has let them “finally take some control back” in their lives.
$1,000 will allow two cancer survivors to attend a full session of the
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.
Y-ABILITY PROGRAM AND THOSE WITH DIVERSE NEEDS
Old Colony Y ensures that programs are available to children of diverse
abilities. The Y-Ability program is designed for children and young adults
with intellectual and developmental disabilities and includes components
for their family members as well. Y-Ability is quickly becoming an OCY
Signature program with a focus on water safety skills and fun.
$500 provides two children with differing needs a full year of
Y-Ability programming at our Easton YMCA
Every summer at Y Camp and Summer Fun Club, nearly 3,000 children
get the unique opportunity to explore nature, try new activities, gain
independence, make lasting friendships, and receive mentoring from caring
counselors. The goal of camp is to inspire teachable moments and keep
campers’ minds engaged while having fun! Each camper has the chance to
participate in camp activities like archery, arts and crafts, environmental
awareness, sports, outdoor adventures, rope courses,
$250 will allow a deserving child to attend a session at
Y Camp or Fun Club
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14.
Research has shown that participation in formal swimming instruction can
prevent drowning. The Water Wise Program builds upon individual skills to
help children be safe in and around water. As an organization dedicated
to creating safe spaces for all, the Y has an opportunity to make a differ-
ence. The Water Wise program is offered free of charge to all 2nd grade
students in Easton and Avon Public Schools.
$100 will fund two 2nd grade students through the Water Wise
drowning prevention program
OLD COLONY EASTON BRANCH RAISED
$124,014 IN THE 2018 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Through these gifts the Easton Branch was able to give
$225,300 in financial aid to our community.
YOUTH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT 37 Y-Ability participants (Over 2 Sessions)
Two types of Y-Ability program offered
LIVING - Swim Ability
- Zen Ability
Through our WaterWise program, every
2nd grade student in Easton Public
Schools received specialized water safety
and swimming instruction.
Over $125,900 in membership and program
scholarships were given to help support
• Health & Wellness
• Diabetes Prevention
• Weight Loss
• Family Connectivity and Engagement
27cancer survivors had the opportunity to
participate in our LIVESTRONG® program
SOCIAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
RESPONSIBILITY $26,245 was given through
scholarships or Financial assistance
dollars given for childcare
THE EASTON BRANCH BOARD OF GOVERNORS:
Jean Bradley Derenoncourt
Dr. David Mudd
Courtney Palm - Chair
SPRING GALA COMMITTEE:
Linda Thomson-Clem - Chair
ABOUT THE OLD COLONY YMCA
The Old Colony YMCA serves 31 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts
with programs for all ages and abilities. We are one of the largest human service
providers in Southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 144,000 children and
families each year. Dedicated to supporting the development of each individual’s
healthy body, mind, and spirit, we provide services without regard to income,
race, sex, religion, or physical ability.
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WATER WISE PROGRAM (DROWNING PREVENTION)
The Y and Easton Public Schools have partnered to deliver this
exciting and impactful program to all second graders in the district for the
continuing school year as part of their school day! The Water Wise
program is a national YMCA initiative designed to teach children
familiarity with what to do in potentially dangerous water situations. As
an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for all, the Y has an
opportunity to make a difference. We can help kids and families learn to
be safe in and around water.
PROUD SPONSOR OF THE
OLD COLONY YMCA EASTON
Congratulations to our fearless leader
and president, Dan Morse.
You make us proud every day!
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