Chris Mang was truly a friend to all.
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Known for his big personality, Chris was driven by a joy for the many people in his life and a passion for helping others—he was a friend to everyone he met. He competed in Special Olympics, participated in Skagit Valley People First, and volunteered with organizations like Habitat for Humanity. He loved music and movie trivia and enjoyed karaoke with friends. As Chris often said himself, he was a “Renaissance Man,” full of life, complexity, and a great sense of humor. Chris passed away on May 14, 2018 in Mount Vernon, WA.
More about the Chris Mang Memorial Fund:
The Mang/Glesne family and the Skagit Valley Family YMCA have partnered to establish the Chris Mang Memorial Fund. In the spirit of one of his favorite songs by the Beatles, we hope you will consider a gift to the fund as an expression of love for others in our community: “All you need is love."
The Chris Mang Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to programs and services designed to enrich the lives of underserved youth and families as well as those with special needs in Skagit Valley. So far, the fund has supported:
- Skagit County Special Olympics (rentals, gear, end-of-season celebrations)
- The Oasis Teen Shelter (an emergency shelter for teens facing housing insecurity)
- The Sedro-Woolley Rec Center (a youth drop-in center run by the YMCA)
- Collecting warm weather clothing for local youth
- Youth scholarships and financial assistance for YMCA programs
- Providing holiday meals and gifts to youth at Oasis
Chris’ legacy is seen in each corner of the community through the many people who experienced his kind, larger-than-life personality. The Skagit Y is honored to empower the mind, body and spirit of all in his name.
Prefer to donate by check or cash? Mail your gift or stop by our facility at 1901 Hoag Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. If mailing, please address your gift to:
Skagit Valley Family YMCA
1901 Hoag Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273