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BBBSMC Welcomes New Board Member Steve Giannone
BBBSMC is pleased to welcome Steve Giannone, Managing
Director of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. to a 3-year term on the
Board of Directors. Wells Fargo has been a valued partner of
BBBSMC: our relationship has extended over 10 years and for the last three
years, we've been working with Wells Fargo on a Workplace Mentoring
Program. “We have great faith in Wells Fargo and Steve that their contributions
will strengthen BBBSMC’s reach and further advance our Workplace Mentoring
Program,” said BBBSMC CEO Art Mollenhauer.
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.
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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