Jack Lund, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, recently received the Outstanding Association/Nonprofit Executive award from the New York Society of Association Executives.

Lund received the award for his leadership in strengthening the community through innovative programs and services. The ceremony took place April 23 at the annual Synergy Awards at New York City's University Club.

Lund, whose YMCA career spans 40 years, has spearheaded the Next Century city-wide branch capital renewal program that will build or renovate more than 1.5 million square feet of facility space. To date, the campaign has led to the creation and/or renovation of the Chinatown YMCA, Dodge YMCA, Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA and Ridgewood YMCA.

The most recent major projects include new YMCAs for the underserved communities of Coney Island and the Rockaways and a state-of-the-art aquatics center at the Prospect Park Y. Two new Ys are planned for the Bronx as well as Flushing, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The YMCA of Greater New York, which has 24 branches plus a New York YMCA Camp, is the largest YMCA in the United States.