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BBBSPBMC’s Tournament “Driving for a Future” was a BIG Success

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Stuart-April 4th, 2017– The weather was perfect and the generosity was flowing. Treasure Coast Estate buyers, Andrew Hunt, and the Yacht & Country club partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBSPBMC) for our 21st annual Big Golf Tournament. The Big tournament typically held in conjunction with the Taste of Martin County was a standalone event this year due to the Taste being changed to October 10, 2017 in its new location, the Stuart Jet Center.

The festivities were located at the scenic private Yacht & Country Club in Stuart. Golfers enjoyed a brunch, barbeque dinner, along with refreshments on the course, and goody bags filled with gift certificates to Gaffords, golf balls, Hi-Tide sunglasses, and much more. Mr. Laird Smith was the proud winner of our live auction a Foursome to the Medalist Golf Club. Thanks to the generosity from local businesses and the golfers who participated in this year’s event BBBSPBMC was able to raise funds to support mentoring programs that help change children’s lives for the better, forever.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity aged 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide.  South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. In 2015, the agency was awarded the Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence by the Sun Sentinel. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more.

Hands on Learning, Hands on Earning

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is piloting an innovative new summer School to Work mentoring program that will provide Palm Beach County at-risk youth with the critical skills needed to achieve their full career potential through a mentoring relationship with a caring adult role model. By partnering with us, companies are making an investment in the development of the next generation of leaders.

Youth are matched in one to one mentoring relationships with company employees who, through structured program activities, help map out the children’s futures. Each program day is designed and facilitated by a BBBS School to Work Coordinator. Our goal is to make the program as easy as possible for our business partners. Our School to Work Coordinator takes care of all the details in planning and coordinating program logistics. We work with our partners to tailor programming to best meet the needs of the company and the youth we serve.

Thank you to our current partners including Palm Beach County Youth Services, Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation, William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, NetOne Technologies, Ranger Construction, and Delray Medical Center.

BBBS is now seeking other Palm Beach corporations to establish additional School to Work mentoring sites. If you think your company would be interested in exploring a School to Work partnership, please contact us at LCherilus@mentorbig.org.

The Taste Of Martin County

By | March 18th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

   18th Annual Taste of              Martin County                 presented by:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP
           Tuesday, 8th April 2014              5:00pm to 8:00pm
Memorial Park – 100 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
Advanced Ticket Prices:
1 for $50.00, 2 for $90.00
Ticket Prices at the Door:
$60.00 per person
Children 12 & under are FREE
Local chefs from 30 or more dining establishments will prepare and serve their signature culinary delights and compete for a prestigious title in one of the seven TASTE OF MARTIN COUNTY award categories.
All proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP; Treasure Coast Estate Buyers; Advantage Ford Stuart, The Stuart News/TC Palm; PNC Bank; EventMakers; WHLG The Coast 101.3; The Deck; Gilden Real Estate; Peter F. Avonda; Joseph F. Jones; Harbor Inn and Marina; Paramount Wealth Management of Raymond James; Stuart Jet Center; Freedom Waste; Children’s Services Council of Martin County; Supervisor            of Elections Martin County and Macaroni Kid

 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees

By | July 27th, 2011|Categories: News|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
kthornberry@mentorbig.org
Phone: 772-283-8373

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees

Stuart, FL (July 18, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) is proud to announce their 2011-2012 Board of Trustees members. The 2011-2012 board is enthusiastic about serving children facing adversity in Martin and Palm Beach Counties and looking forward to an exciting 25th Anniversary year.

“I don’t serve on many boards,” said Florida Representative William Snyder. “But the passion our CEO Bill Bee exudes is contagious. I believe by investing pennies in children now, we can save thousands down the road by diverting children from a life that ends in crime and jail time. Programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the future of the nonprofit world.”

“This is an incredibly strong and committed board. We are lucky to attract such dedicated community leaders,” said Bill Bee, President and CEO of BBBS.

The new board of trustees includes:
Chairman: John Yudin, Partner, Guy, Yudin & Foster, LLP
Chair Elect: Larry Stern, Chief of Staff, LaBovick Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens
Vice Chair: Gary Vonk, President of Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
Vice President: Richard Levine, General Manager, Macy’s, Treasure Coast Mall
Treasurer: Michelle Nelson, Regional Manager, Treasure Coast South Region, PNC Bank
Secretary: Mary Healy, President, Q.S. International, Ltd.
Dr. Doug Warns
Dr. Madeline Warns
Frank Byers, Jr, President, Byers Auto Group
Gary Uber, President, Family Private Care
Spencer Davis, Vice President of Commercial Banking, SunTrust Bank
Ken Ringe, President, Bayview Construction
Richard Worthy, Florida Power and Light
Chief Frank J Kitzerow, Town of Jupiter Chief of Police
Rep. William Snyder, Florida House of Representatives
George W. Bush, Partner, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, LLP
Janice L Jennings, Esq, Principal, Law Office of Janice L. Jennings, West Palm Beach
Denny Sullivan, Manager, Publix Super Markets, Jupiter Farms
Susan Maupin, General Manager, Macy’s, Palm Beach Gardens
Conrad Steinhardt, Owner, Cubby Co.
Honorary Chair Emeritus: Mel Nobel, President of The Travel Guy in Palm City

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org  to learn more.

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