Since 1986, Kenneth Young Center has carried its name in recognition of our incredible friend and former Board Member, Kenneth Young.
But it’s been Dorris Young, Ken’s widow, who has continued that legacy of service for nearly 4 decades, serving KYC as a volunteer, Walk Committee Member, fundraiser, friend, community connector, and so much more.
It is with heavy hearts that we share with the KYC Community that Dorris has passed away.
Dorris’s warmth and compassion were evident to all who knew her. She was quick to lend a hand whenever needed and was an active member of the community. As a member of the Walk Committee for many years, she hustled the full 5K route well into her 90s, encouraging others to keep walking for her beloved KYC.
Her indominable spirit and kindness added joy and spunk to her every interaction. Whether connecting a community member in need of support to KYC for care or creating fundraising opportunities for the agency, her sharp ability to quickly problem solve and create ways to support others was unmatched.
On behalf of Kenneth Young Center’s staff and those of us lucky enough to know Dorris, we express our deepest sympathy to the Young Family. We are honored to celebrate and remember her each and every day.