A Message of Thanksgiving
“At times our own light goes
out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to
think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
2017 Thanksgiving season marks an unprecedented moment in time for Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Central Texas as we reflect on a year of dreams come true. With
thanks to donors, volunteers, families and Littles, board members, staff, and
the community, we’ve had a banner year.
celebrate being in our new Mentoring Center for over a year and all of the
opportunities that has provided. We are connecting with our community and
matches in ways we’ve never done before.
Youth Activity Center nights in our building – evenings where Bigs and
Littles come together for fun crafts, games and socializing.
local meeting space for other agencies, businesses and organizations.
are thankful for a year of achievement. In 2017 our work was recognized and
honored with numerous awards:
National Board of the Year
- 2017 Austin
Business Journal Non-profit CEO of the Year
National Gold Standard Award winner
National Agency of the Year – finalist
- 2017 Austin
Business Journal Best Place to Work
was also a time of new initiatives as BBBS launched several new programs:
- Bigs in Blue
in partnership with the Austin Police Department.
- Big Futures,
which continues our work with matches as Littles enter their first years
of college or the workforce.
- Big Impact
Group – a new group of BBBS volunteers committed to increasing support of
and for BBBS in many ways.
have a dynamic professional staff in place, a new facility, our quality metrics
are at an all-time high, and we have a mentoring model that works. Our dreams
are a reality because of you.
am so thankful for your commitment to BBBS’ mission. We are grateful for the
opportunity to work alongside you as we strive to make every child’s
dream of success come true.
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas