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The 2014 Leadership Summit and Regional Learning Summit in Chicago brought together over 600 Big Brothers Big Sisters agency staff, board chairs, national board members and corporate partners. Each day was full of learning and networking opportunities that featured keynote speakers that provided takeaway tools on trust, board engagement, leadership, and fundraising.

On June 17 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, we recognized the generosity of our corporate and individual partners at our annual awards gala with special guest, Academy and Grammy Award winner, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's national spokesperson, Jamie Foxx. Jamie Foxx was presented with the Common Good Award, given to a partner who provides an investment of services to benefit the common good of our organization and brand as a whole.

Additionally, a number of other partnering organizations were recognized and awarded for their achievements and partnerships in the last year with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The agency and the board of the year honorees were also recognized – congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend.

The gala culminated with the presentation of the Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year awards, which were given to Tom Fascia of Randolph, New Jersey, and Dakotah Taylor of Bennington, Nebraska, respectively.

Enjoy a selection of photos from the summit, and check back as more are added!


Big Brother of the Year, Tom Fascia, with Little Brother Amir Big Sister of the Year Dakotah Taylor and her Little Sister Peggy with Big Brothers Big Sisters' national spokesperson Jamie Foxx    Little Sister Peggy talking about the impact that national Big Sister of the Year Dakotah Taylor has had on her life
Fred Maahs, Director of National Partnerships for Comcast Corporation, and Vice President of the Comcast Foundation, speaking at a reception held at Jenner & Block in Chicago. Emcee for the awards gala and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board member, NBC correspondent Kate Snow presenting Jamie Foxx with the Common Good Award. National Big Brother of the Year Tom Fascia and Little Brother Amir
National Big sister of the Year Dakotah Taylor receiving her award! Big Brother of the Year Tom Fascia with Little Brother Amir Kate Snow presenting Wells Fargo with the Chairman's Award.
National Leadership Summit guest speaker Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up. National Leadership Summit guest speaker Stephen M.R. Covey, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. Art Mollenhauer, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Pam Iorio alongside national spokesperson Jamie Foxx. Gala emcee and national board member Kate Snow presenting JCPenney with the Community Impact Award.
            

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