The Heritage Club recognizes donors who have made a planned gift to the YMCA Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Foundation is honored to have more than 500 individuals who have left a lasting legacy by including the YMCA in their estate plans.
For members of the Heritage Club, a charitable bequest or other estate gift to the Foundation passes on their family's values and ensures the Y serves other families for years to come. Their lasting impact has helped make the YMCA of Middle Tennessee what it is today.
Each year, we invite all Heritage Club members to a special dinner to recognize a deserving donor with the H.G. Hill Jr. Philanthropic Award, the club's highest honor.
Generously sponsored by the H.G. Hill Realty Company, the award perpetuates the memory of H.G. Hill Jr. who served as Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors from 1950 to 1953 and again from 1965 to 1967. H.G. Hill was an instrumental leader to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for more than 50 years.
In 2017, the Foundation presented the H.G. Hill Jr. Philanthropic Award to longtime supporters Betty and Marty Dickens.
Betty and Marty have been great friends to and supporters of many important organizations in our city, including Belmont University, Next Door, Rocketown and our YMCA.
Marty has served on both the Foundation and Association boards at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and he served as chair of the Association board from 2012 to 2013. He has a passion for the Christian mission of the Y and is always interested in supporting and encouraging the ways in which we deliver on our mission.