The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region honored Yeo & Yeo Principal Michael T. Tribble as their 2018 Child Advocate of the Year. The award was presented on February 22 at Horizons Conference Center during the CAN Council’s 25th Annual Mardi Gras Auction.
Since 2000, the CAN Council’s Child Advocate of the Year award has annually honored an outstanding individual or group for being extraordinarily committed to making the Great Lakes Bay Region a better place for children and families. Past recipients include Richard J. Garber, William (Bill) McNally, the dental team of Paul W. Allen, DDS, the Honorable Faye M. Harrison, AGP & Associates, Inc., Al Doner of New Executive Mortgage, Chip Hendrick, President of R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc. and last year’s honoree, Judy Zehnder Keller of the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
Mr. Tribble is a long-time child advocate serving on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Great Lakes Bay Region. He was a dedicated board member and past president of the Boys & Girls Club of Saginaw County, a past chairperson and advisory board member of the CAN Council of Saginaw County, a United Way VITA program trainer, as well as a trustee for numerous community foundations. In addition, Mike served on the Boys & Girls Clubs National Board of Directors and the Home Builders Association, locally and statewide.
As an expert in tax and estate planning, Mike has assisted many local nonprofits for decades. As a way to combine two of his favorites – the Saginaw Spirit and the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region – Mike was the catalyst for the annual Superhero Hockey Night with the Saginaw Spirit, a benefit for the CAN Council.
“Mike’s someone who is always energized by discovering new, exciting ways where he can partner to help protect our children. On top of his decades of support, Mike continues to prioritize children’s best interests in his daily work. He truly is the best choice as our 2018 Child Advocate of the Year,” said Suzanne Greenberg, CAN Council President/CEO.