YMCA CEO Honored with Friend of Education Award

Doug McMillan, CEO, speaks at a podium
Thursday, October 19, 2017

YMCA of the Triangle Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillan was honored with the prestigious Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award Wednesday at the Stars of Education awards dinner and celebration at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Stars of Education, presented by PNC Bank, is an annual awards dinner to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of public education in our schools.

The Award

The Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award is the highest honor awarded by Wake Education Partnership. It is given to someone who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public education and emulates the personal qualities of the late Senator Vernon Malone.

According to WakeEd, recipients of this award set a high standard for selfless dedication to the ongoing improvement of public education — moving from words to deeds that have a lasting impact. Those nominated for the award must come from outside the field of education, be persuasive advocates for all children, and serve as an example for others.

Visionary Leadership

The YMCA of the Triangle is thankful for Doug’s visionary leadership and the positive impact he makes every day in the lives of children, adults and families. He is an inspiration to us all and this recognition is well-deserved. He sets an example of excellence as a CEO, family-man, friend and community leader.

Doug, his five children, and Doug's father all graduated from Wake County Public Schools. Join us in congratulating our CEO Doug McMillan for this award!

About WakeEd Partnership

WakeEd Partnership, founded in 1993, is a unique, strategic education nonprofit focused exclusively on transforming teaching and leadership modeling in Wake County Public Schools to provide graduating students with the content knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a complex and changing workplace.

About Stars of Education

Each year Stars of Education gathers business, education and community leaders to celebrate public education and honor those who form the backbone of the largest school district in North Carolina— the Wake County Public School System.