The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Nivea Spread Happiness
Many thanks to the Ellen DeGeneres Show and NIVEA for spreading Happiness and raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. And thank you to those who shared your Happiness Dance online to support us. Together we are making a big difference on behalf of our nation’s kids! If you haven’t already – join us on Facebook and Twitter to be in the know and the first to receive exciting opportunities like this.
With the end of the school year approaching, we'd like to acknowledge our Little Brothers and Sisters who are graduating, as well as our Big Brothers and Sisters in our School-Based Mentoring program. Our Greater Birmingham Agency congratulates all graduates and to our volunteers who have helped children to succeed!!!!!
Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes Karen Mathis as the new President and CEO
Karen, a former Big Sister, comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters after completing a one-year assignment as executive director for the Central European and Eurasian Initiative (CEELI) Institute. Previous to that, she served as the third woman president of the American Bar Association, where she created the Youth at Risk program. Karen has significant experience as an organizational leader, coalition builder, fund raiser, and advocate.
In 1979, when Ross was 65, he had to be convinced that he wasn't too old to volunteer. A few miles away, David Loughran, who was then 7 and being raised by a single mom, expected to be paired with with a big brother in his 20s. Read more
To view the video of this remarkable match story, click here .
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