The See Ya Later Foundation has hired longtime volunteer and board member Brian Williams as a full-time member of the executive team. Williams will be installed as the director of operations for the Washington branch of the foundation and will continue his work within Auburn and surrounding communities.
Williams has over 25 years of fundraising experience, having started his volunteer work with the Detlef Schrempf Foundation in 1998. Williams volunteered for DSF for 19 years and was an integral part of their auction team.
In addition, Williams served as the president of the Auburn Police Officers Association from 2000-2006, leading the department in creating community-based events and fundraisers to assist underprivileged children and families within the community. While with the police department, Williams also served as a volunteer for Special Olympics Washington and played an integral role with the Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising.
In 2010, Williams was recruited to serve on the board of See Ya Later as the charity expanded its mission from Yamhill County into Auburn and the King and Pierce County area. Williams and his team have assisted over 150 families and provided 55 college scholarships since he started with SYL.
Brian has been awarded several community awards for his service to include the following:
• Community Quarterback Award
• Community Service Award – Daughters of the American Revolution
• Community Person of the Year Award – Auburn Reporter
• Distinguished Alumni Award – South Puget Sound Leadership Institute
• Hometown Hero Award