Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Promises and Awards Over $700,000 in College Scholarships
The room was filled with excitement, pride and joy at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ 32nd annual Promising Futures Scholarship Ceremony. More than 150 family members, friends and Big Brothers and Sisters gathered to honor Little Brothers and Sisters who were receiving college scholarships and scholarship promise medals as part of BBBS’ Scholarship Program. Kristie Gonzales, President and General Manager of KVUE-TV, was the keynote speaker for the event, which took place June 16 at Austin Community College’s Eastview campus.
It’s no surprise that the life-changing mentoring relationships of Big Brothers Big Sisters are widely-celebrated and often in the public eye. Less well-known, yet no less essential to the vision that all children succeed in life, are the day-to-day administrative operations that keep the agency running smoothly. Taking on a multi-faceted role as Vice President of Finance and Operations, Nancy Reiter clearly demonstrates the significance of this behind-the-scenes work at BBBS.
There are thousands of TV stations across the country, but only 16.5% of them have female general managers, and very few of them are minorities since less than 8% of all general managers are minorities. One of these talented women is KVUE-TV President and General Manager Kristie Gonzales. Kristie is a community leader who will tell you that her success is due, in large part, to having a mentor.
our signature Ice Ball Gala just a few months away, Big Brothers Big Sisters’
new Special Events Director, Astoria Aviles, has hit the ground running! “I
am so excited to get out there and get to know volunteers and donors,” she
says. “I’ve had a lot of great support from the Ice Ball Host Committee
and BBBS staff.”
temperatures hover around 100 degrees in Austin these days, it’s a perfect time
to think about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ frostiest signature
event – the upcoming Ice Ball Gala. Complete with an amazing ice sculpture, the
Ice Ball is a night of elegance, inspiration and revelry that makes a lifetime
of difference for children in our community. It may be in the hottest month of
the year, but this year’s event will be the coolest ticket in town offering
many new elements and surprises, from a new location to the newly launched fall
line of Kendra Scott jewelry.