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10th Annual Tailgate Party
On Saturday, October 8, our long time board member, Mark Kaufman and his family, hosted their 10th Annual Tailgate Party presented by Athletico Physical Therapy at the Kaufman's house in Oakbrook. The event raised over $130,000 for BBBSMC! Click here to view photos.
Congrats to Team Run for Kids' Sake and all of the 2016 Chicago Marathon runners! We are so thankful for all of your dedication and surpassing our goal of fundraising over $50,000 for BBBSMC. Three of our staff members - Anna, Ashley and Alicia (aka Team Triple A) - were a part of the team, running 26.2 miles in strong support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
BIG Bash 2016 is almost here! Buy your tickets now for the 5th Annual BIG Bash, at Harold Washington Library on Saturday November 12th and enjoy live entertainment, food & drinks, and a silent auction - all benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
We are pleased to share two agency reports of our 2015-2016 year. Click HERE to see our FY2016 Annual Report and learn more about our impact, reach and growth over the last year. Our full financial report from 2015-2016 is available HERE, which highlights a record year in financial growth.
As part of their investment in leading local youth-serving organizations,
Altria Group has generously awarded funding to BBBSMC in support of over
1,500 middle school and high school aged youth in
all of our mentoring programs, with a new grant towards our innovative Flex Mentoring Program. This grant
will help our agency establish four new Flex Mentoring Programs serving up to
100 additional high school students with an online mentoring curriculum
designed to promote graduation as well
as college and career readiness.
We are excited to announce that Brian Wrubel has become our
new Board Chair and will serve a two year term. Brian is the chief executive
officer and president for Marquette Associates. An owner of the firm, Brian has
been with the company since 1989. He holds a B.A. from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, and
is a graduate of the Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business CMI
program. Brian has been an invaluable member of the BBBS board for 10
years and is instrumental in leading one of our largest fundraising events –
the Annual Marquette Associates Golf Classic. We are grateful to have Brian’s
leadership and continued support to help strengthen our agency’s impact and
BBBSMC is grateful for the support of the Polk Bros.
Foundation and their generous $30,000 grant to our Site Based Programs with
Chicago Public Schools. This funding will help us make a tremendous impact in
the lives of 200 CPS youth. A longtime supporter, Polk Bros. Foundation
has been a partner to our agency since 1990 - and together - we are looking
forward to expanding our workplace and school mentoring programs in Chicago.
"Summer Chicago" Summer Photo by Arnold De Asis; 6th Slideshow Image Courtesy of Wyndham Rewards
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