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  • Ashley and Justin Yarborough: Our 2018 Ice Ball Chairs
  • When Ashley and Justin Yarborough agreed to be the Chairs for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 2018 Ice Ball gala, it was a fast response that had been building over a lifetime. The lifetimes of three people, actually – Ashley, Justin, and Justin’s Little Brother, Jermaine.

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  • School Supply Drive!
  • Summer is flying by, and it won’t be long before our Little Brothers and Sisters are heading back to school! We are looking for donations of school supplies to help our kids prepare for the school year ahead. You can organize a school supply drive at your place of work, in your neighborhood, at your church, or contribute as an individual.

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  • 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.
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  • Spotlight on Nancy Reiter
  • 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.

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  • Kristie Gonzales on The Power of Mentoring
  • 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.
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  • Meet Astoria Aviles
  • With 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.”

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  • What’s New at Ice Ball 2018?
  • As 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.

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