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Kim Gokce One Of Brookhaven's Leading Volunteers

The Cross Keys Foundation founder and president, and former member of the Brookhaven commission, is involved on many levels.


Kim Gokce, founding director and president of the Cross Keys Foundation, is one of Brookhaven's leading volunteers.

Most recent he was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

The event was held at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Each year at the sponsored event, the Metro Atlanta YMCA bestows the title of “Volunteer of the Year” to acknowledge the success of volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the mission of one or more of the twenty-plus area YMCA centers and service locations in Atlanta metro.

“When I was contacted about this recognition, I was sure there was some mistake — so many volunteers accomplish so much for so many children through the YMCA. I was very humbled,” said Gokce, who is also a former member of the Brookhaven Commission.

Gokce was recognized for his work to bring YMCA-managed recreational and educational programs to an under-served population in the Cross Keys High School attendance area.

Shawn Keefe November 13, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Congratulations to Kim. Well deserved honor for someone who gives so much to the Cross Keys area and the community as a whole. It is great to hear he was recognized for his dedication to the youth of Brookhaven and Atlanta.
Henry Batten November 13, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Congratulations, Kim! A well-deserved honor!
Kim Gokce November 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Thank you, Shawn and Henry. The Y is possibly the perfect non-profit in that they always seem to have the right priorities for serving children in our community. I could name many more deserving people but I was very happy and inspired to receive their recognition ... shows clearly in the picture with my trophy and my trophy wife.
Jed Beardsley November 18, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Kim promotes and encourages the kids of Cross Keys every chance he gets. He is a creative, tireless and unselfish volunteer with a huge heart. His work on the Brookhaven Commission has also been vital and outstanding! We are so proud of you Kim. Thanks for all you do in Brookhaven! Jed Beardsley, Commissioner, District 3
John McGrew April 02, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Congratulations Kim. You set the definitive standard for community involvement, and we're all the better for it. Its this kind of commitment that assures us that the Brookhaven community will continue to be a success.
"E Pluribus Unum" April 02, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Kudos and Bravo Kim!
Kim Gokce April 03, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Thanks, Jed, John, and EPU - looks like the under the table money to Patch got this republished. : ) I appreciate the generous comments. The truth is, all I do is let folks see the assets we have in our young people and open doors for the community.

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