Board Highlight: Dan Douglas

Helping at Youth Challenge is a family affair for the Douglas family.

Dan was introduced to YC by his wife, Sharon, who volunteered in the 1980s when she was a student at Magnificat High School and served on program staff while she was in college. Sharon’s brother, Bill, was a participant. Sharon works part-time at YC as a Development Assistant.

Dan has been a board member at Youth Challenge (YC) since 2016. Professionally he has served in several leadership roles in Marketing at Swagelok. The Swagelok Foundation has been a financial supporter of YC for several years. Dan has been involved with YC’s marketing and development board committees. You may also see him with his camera at one of our programs. His passion for photography and dedication to YC provides some of the great photos we post on social media or use for other promotional materials.

Dan and Sharon’s daughters, Zoe and Lucy, have both volunteered at YC. Zoe began volunteering around 2013 as a teen, served on the Volunteer Committee,  and still helps with the annual benefit. She now works at Hickman & Lowder (H&L), a disability law firm she found through a YC connection. Lucy is a current teen volunteer who has made many friends at YC and was selected to join the Volunteer Committee for her senior year of high school.

Dan believes in YC’s mission to provide opportunities for participants and volunteers to come together and form friendships through adaptive sports and other programs.

“The difference the YC experience has made for my daughters as volunteers and some of their participant friends is fantastic,” Dan said.  “I see them take the experience, internalize it, and use it to support diversity, equality and inclusion in the community.”

Youth Challenge has been and always will continue to be an important part of Douglas family life. The YC family is grateful for the Douglas family’s decades of service to our mission!