Y Volunteer of the Month

Sara Edwards

Sara has been married to Zane for 10 years and they have a son, Jonathan, who is 2 and a half. Her husband is a full time student at OU (and currently in Italy for 6 weeks) and the owner of Artisan’s Pride Quality Meats.  She is a CPA and an Audit Manager with Cole and Reed, P.C. which is a large local accounting firm located in downtown Oklahoma City.  Sara loves getting to meet so many different people and companies and truly believes that as an accountant she can help others. She enjoys getting to be part of the audit process.
Sara has  been a Y member since she arrived in Norman in 2001 and began serving on the board in January of this year. The Y was the first place Sara came to when she arrived because it was not only a place to go and exercise, but also to meet people and it was safe and steady and was a place where she always felt like she belonged.  She loves the variety of activities the Y offers her such as walking on the track, classes, swimming, treadmills to name a few.  Sara loves the Y’s mission  of helping the entire community grow in spirit, mind and body.

Sara recently represented the Cleveland County Family YMCA at NAYDO:  “I thought that it was great to see how passionate so many people were about the Y and its mission.  I also believe the Y’s core values are so positive – what I took from the experience was how much the Y strives to be a positive place for the community - for anyone and everyone in the community.  That really spoke to me because I think that is so important.  Making someone feel like they belong and there is a place for them is so important.  The Y provides so many different programs and services to meet the needs of people from all walks of life.