Hugh Greene selected as 2022 honoree of the W.W. “Bill” Gay Community Impact Award


The Winston Family YMCA will host its annual Giving Tree Gala on March 26 in recognition of Hugh Greene, honoree and recipient of the W.W. Bill Gay Community Impact Award. Each year, the event remembers and celebrates the contributions of W.W. Bill Gay and donors who help strengthen the Northeast Florida community. 

Greene, who served as president and CEO of Baptist Health for nearly two decades, will be honored for his long-standing dedication, involvement and philanthropic efforts toward building a stronger community health-care system.

“On behalf of the Winston Family YMCA, we are honored and thrilled to recognize Hugh Greene as the recipient of the W.W. ‘Bill’ Gay Community Impact Award at the 2022 Giving Tree Gala,” said Tim Burrows, district executive director of the Winston and Brooks Family YMCA. “Hugh’s servant leadership and dedication to care for others are a few of the many reasons that he was selected as this year’s recipient. We are grateful for Hugh’s talent and all of his accomplishments to champion health care for our Jacksonville community.” 

Greene’s initiatives included developing a program for the working uninsured, improving access to health care for the homeless, creating an endowment with the Baptist Health Foundation to support behavioral health services and advocating for human rights and LGBTQ youth.

W.W. Gay and Hugh Greene are members of OneJax’s Circle of Honor and both served as annual humanitarian dinner chairs in 1983 and 2018, respectively.

The Winston Family YMCA’s 2022 Giving Tree Gala is supported by lead sponsors Miller Electric, W.W. Gay Mechanical and the First Coast YMCA.

For sponsorship packages and additional information, go to or text GIVINGTREE22 to 76278.