Alyn Beals ’69 received the 2016 Outstanding Citizen Award for his volunteerism in Redwood City. Beals has lived in the Redwood City community for nearly 70 years. His commitment to volunteering placed as much emphasis on doing as donating. At the Sequoia YMCA, Beals’ involvement has included every kind of participation — from cleaning up the gym to coaching teams, to serving as chairman of the board, and chairman of the Major Gifts Campaign. He has sponsored, hosted, and chaired fundraising events and assumed leadership roles for the Police Activities League, the Sheriff’s Athletic League, Boys and Girls Club, and the Peninsula College Fund.