Caerus Foundation, Inc. has been a long standing partner of BBBS. For many years Caerus Foundation, Inc. has supported mentoring matches from the Rogers Park neighborhood. As BBBS began to grow over the years, serving more youth, Caerus Foundation, Inc. increased their funding support to help match more at-risk youth throughout the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs with volunteer mentors. The BBBS team sat down with Connie Giampapa, Senior Program Officer at Caerus Foundation, Inc., this summer to discuss and collaborate on long term growth plans. Through this strategical meeting and on-going communication, both organizations worked together to come up with a strategy to bring more mentors to communities and neighborhoods in need of strong role models.
Connie wrote about her experience through this grant making process, “We are pleased to support Big Brothers Big Sisters with this grant increase. There transparency and organized plans for growth make them a great charitable partner and we look forward to more collaboration throughout the span of this grant and beyond.”
Art Mollenhauer, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago, is excited about the growth of this relationship, “The evolution of our partnership with Caerus Foundation, Inc. is a template for how we plan to work with all of our foundation partners. Five year ago we wouldn’t be able to have come to the table with these big ideas and requests for increased support, but through open dialogue and structured growth plans our partnership with Caerus is bigger and better than ever!”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago wants to thank the team at Caerus Foundation, Inc. for their continual support in our mission to empower at-risk youth by providing high impact one-to-one mentoring that enables lifelong success.