2016 David Hyman Volunteer of the Year

Big Sister Joan Vogel stopped by the BBBS office yesterday. Joan — who was matched in our One-To-One program, but now serves as a COUL Big — was unable to attend our awards ceremony last month, so came by yesterday to accept her award. Congratulations again to BS Joan for being selected the 2016 David Hyman Volunteer of the Year!

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Community Sponsor of the Year 2016

Our Community Sponsor of the Year is the Berks County Parrot Heads Club! The Parrot Heads say they party with a purpose, and — in January 2016 — Big Brothers Big Sisters was their purpose. The group’s Cabin Fever event brought raised about $17,000 for the ageny. Denny Lorah was on-hand last night to accept the award on behalf of everyone at the Parrot Heads Club.

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Corporate Sponsor of the Year 2016

This year, we honored Clover Farms as our Corporate Sponsor of the Year. Brian Ohlinger attended the Holiday Party to accept the award on behalf of his company. Clover Farms has been one of those behind-the-scene type supporters of the agency for many years now. Each year, they have donated about 1,000 drinks to help us provide for our many bowlers at Bowl For Kids’ Sake.

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Community Champion of the Year 2016

Our Community Champion of the Year is Susan Belfer. Sue is a long-time member of our Board of Directors. She was selected by our staff as the Community Champion because Sue always has our agency in mind whether its during work, during her volunteer time, or even during her personal time. Sue has been chairperson of our Bowl For Kids’ Sake for a number of years. This is Sue’s…

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Teen of the Year 2016

Teen of the Year Little Brother John is outgoing and loves to make people laugh. He is a member of the Teen Executive Committee — bringing with him some great imaginative ideas while keeping in mind the budget, travel, and the reality of doing certain activities. LB John is polite and sets a great example for the younger Littles when he attends COUL

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COUL Big of the Year 2016

Big Sister Susan — our COUL Big of the Year — has been a matched Big, but is now a part of COUL and helps us with our Teen program as well. BS Susan volunteers for many different organizations, but still finds time to give to our Littles and the agency. She works hand-in-hand with the Littles at activities; is very outgoing, a great listener, and very encouraging; and…

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COUL Little of the Year 2016

Little Brother Kasonei is our COUL Little of the Year. At almost every activity that he attends, someone is always commenting how sweet, polite, and well-behaved he is. LB Kasonei sets a great example for his fellow COUL Littles whether they are older or younger.

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