April 23, 2018
McKinley is proud to announce Andrew Berriz – Director, Special Projects Group – has been appointed to the board of directors of the Ann Arbor YMCA. This appointment further strengthens the partnership between the YMCA and McKinley to provide youth development and healthy living resources to Washtenaw County. Currently the YMCA offers free Safety Around Water classes at McKinley’s Washtenaw County apartment communities where children learn important life-safety skills.
“What the YMCA is able to accomplish in providing resources to youth and families in our community is extraordinary. Our partnership with the YMCA is core to who we are,” noted Albert M Berriz, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of McKinley. “There is a great need for the type of resources the YMCA offers in our community. We’re looking at additional opportunities with the YMCA to expand resources on the east side of the county where the need is greatest."
Ann Arbor YMCA President & CEO Toni Kayumi said, “I am excited to have Andrew Berriz on our board. McKinley exemplifies corporate social responsibility in its generous and collaborative partnership with the Y. We share a commitment to our community; and together we are making a positive impact in the lives of children in Eastern Washtenaw County.”
March 22, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI. – McKinley’s CEO, Albert M. Berriz and his wife Paula Berriz, as well as Founder, Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and wife Eileen Weiser are proud to announce their major financial support for Project Healthy Schools (PHS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Project Healthy Schools is a community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative which provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on sixth grade students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by:
teaching youth healthy habits
developing healthy school environments
creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication
“This is a wonderful example of a University of Michigan program in partnership with Ann Arbor Public Schools, and they are making a huge difference in the lives of these students,” shared Albert M. Berriz. “After experiencing the class first hand, I was amazed with how the students were engaged, focused and curious to learn about making the right food choices and exercise, and the UM Health Ambassador volunteers (students) and teachers were awesome!”
March 9, 2015
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