Robert L. Fiscus of Huntington has received the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA’s H. Richard Brew Volunteer Service Award for his long-time service and commitment to the organization.

Fiscus was one of the first “New Haven” trustees to be recruited to join the new trustees when the Bridgeport and New Haven YMCA associations merged in 1994.

He has offered direction on mergers with Alpha Homes Inc. in 2003 and the Valley Y in 2008. He has assisted in the future plans of YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, worked to open a full facility in Branford, and continues to support YMCA efforts to end homelessness through affordable and supportive housing.

Most recently, Fiscus worked in partnership with Central Connecticut Coast YMCA CEO Dave Stevenson, volunteers and staff to create the “Real Time Strategic Plan” to guide the regional YMCA organization’s future.

About the award

The H. Richard Brew Volunteer Service Award was instituted in 2005 as a way to honor the 35 years of volunteer service to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA by H. Richard Brew.

The award is given to volunteers who have demonstrated character, commitment and long-term dedication to the YMCA.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA works to enrich families, promote health and wellness, develop youth and build self-esteem. YMCA membership and participation is open to everyone regardless of race or ethnic background, religious preference or ability to pay.

In 2012, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA served 85,000 children, families and adults in 25 towns and cities. It offers programs in child care, youth sports, swimming, summer camping, health and wellness, Youth in Government, and housing.

The regional organization, based in downtown New Haven, operates 11 YMCA branches in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas as well as Camp Hi-Rock, a 1,000 acre residential and day camp in western Massachusetts. Learn more at