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  • New Board Chair Brian Wrubel
  • 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 reach.   

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  • Big Bash Kick-Off Happy Hour
  • On Thursday, September 15th, the BBBSMC Leadership Board had a successful BIG Bash Kick-Off Happy Hour on a beautiful evening at Zella's patio in Lincoln Park. The Kick-Off brought in nearly $800 for BIG Bash and over $1,000 in tickets sold! If you missed out, there’s still time to get it on the fun and buy your tickets to the main event here.  
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  • 2nd Annual Lockton Cup
  • On Thursday, September 8th BBBSMC in partnership with Lockton Companies hosted our 2nd Annual Lockton Cup at Harborside Golf Course. Over 18 foursomes and 16 sponsors participated in the event, raising over $61,000 for our organization. We would like to thank Lockton Companies, BBBSMC Board of Director Member Rob Livingston and BBBSMC Leadership Board Member Bob Wierema for helping host another successful event.

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  • BBBSMC FY2016 Annual Report Released
  • We have just released our Annual Report for FY2016. Click HERE to see the full report and learn more about our impact, reach and growth over the last year, as well as a full listing of our Brighter Futures Society members who help advance our mission year over year.        


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  • Longtime Partner Polk Bros. Foundation
  • 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.


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  • Over 200 Backpacks Given to our Littles!
  • We’d like to send a BIG THANKS to Communities That Care, 181 West Madison, CBRE Global Investors, and MB Real Estate for their generous donation of over 200 backpacks! Each backpack was filled to the brim with school supplies and each Little walked away ready to go back to school!


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  • Grocery Shop for a Great Cause
  • Now through September, when you bring your own reusable bags to Whole Foods Market, you can donate your 10 cent bag credit to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago. Through the One Dime at a Time program, we are excited to work together with Whole Foods to develop healthier, stronger communities across Chicagoland. 



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