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

This 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.

We 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.

  • Monthly Youth Activity Center nights in our building – evenings where Bigs and Littles come together for fun crafts, games and socializing.
  • Providing local meeting space for other agencies, businesses and organizations.
We are thankful for a year of achievement. In 2017 our work was recognized and honored with numerous awards:
  • BBBS National Board of the Year
  • 2017 Austin Business Journal Non-profit CEO of the Year
  • BBBS National Gold Standard Award winner
  • BBBS National Agency of the Year – finalist
  • 2017 Austin Business Journal Best Place to Work
2017 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.

We 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.

I 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.

Warmest wishes,

Brent Fields
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

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