Congratulations to our Board of Directors…the BBBSA Board of the Year! Our Board was named the 2020 Board of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, under the Small- to Mid-Sized Agency Alliance (SMAA) category! Immediate Past President Karen Meck accepted the award from BBBSA National President Artis Stevens.
We are so proud of our Board and thankful for the time and effort that our all-volunteer Board members put into our agency. Their leadership is an invaluable asset to our efforts to DEFEND POTENTIAL in our Littles.
Our agency faced many challenges last year — but under the Board’s leadership, we worked through it all. In 2020, among many other things:
- Despite having BFKS go virtual and cancelling our Golf event due to the pandemic — the Board helped our agency raise the highest gross revenue level in the agency’s 50+ years.
- Although everything had to go virtual, we had a 10% increase in the number of One-To-One matches made last year (compared to 2019) — thanks to the foresight and guidance of our Board and Board Committees. We served 200 Littles & their families along with 175 volunteer Bigs. Our staff remained at full-strength and our mentoring programs were uninterrupted throughout the pandemic.
- Our Board had some of the highest attendance levels at our Board meetings and Committee meetings ever.
Although their work is so often behind the scenes, the results of their efforts are felt every day.