A Message From The CEO
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT
Throughout this year our donors’ steadfast investment to meet the needs of our youth reaffirm our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth! As 2020 is coming to a close, we have a wonderful opportunity to double our mentoring donations through the Matching Funds Impact Campaign. Through the generosity of our Corporate Board we are launching an end of year matching funds Campaign to raise $120,000. Your gift today will double the impact of your investment in our youth.
The Impact on Paul Mannino, a Little Brother in the program has spanned decades. As an active 10 year old Paul joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters family in 1985. He soon was matched with Big Brother Bob Werner. Recently I spoke for over an hour with Paul who is currently retired from the Military and lives in Okinawa, Japan. We were reminiscing the life of his Big Brother Bob Werner, who recently passed away. Paul’s description of Bob resonates the value of mentoring. Paul was matched at age ten and their 35 year friendship transcended generations and two continents. Paul describes his BB Big Brother Bob as his moral compass and a teacher of so many life experiences he carries forward with his children. The commitment to community service was one life experience Paul has carried forward as Paul is fluent in Japanese and volunteers to help military soldiers with translation. His Big Brother taught him ‘everyone has something they can add to life, something to teach and something to learn.’ We laughed and shared their activities and many years together. My conversation with Paul remains my Sunday morning highlight. When our former Little Brother Paul Mannino describes his Big Brother Bob Werner as a “really good guy who was a big part of who I am today.” Please support our young people by becoming a mentor and teacher of many life experiences.
Empowering Potential Campaign & Benefit - Collier County A Night of Giving and Celebration Supporting the Children of Collier County Hosted Cocktail Hour & Hor d'oeuvres • Meet & Greet with Bigs & Littles • Elegant Dinner • Mission Moment • Entertainment by the Honey Hounds SUPPORT OUR EVENTFind out more »
Empowering Potential Campaign & Benefit - Lee County May 6, 2021 • 6PM – 8PM A Night of Giving and Celebration Supporting the Children of Lee County Hosted Bar and Hors D’oeuvres • Fine Wine Silent Auction and Chance Drawing SUPPORT OUR EVENTFind out more »
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