For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
Quantum Foundation awards $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and
Stuart, FL (November 18, 2010) – Quantum Foundation presented a $25,000 check to Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc (BBBS) at Roosevelt Middle
School today in support of mentoring programs provided in Coleman Park.
The Quantum Foundation was formed in 1995 with the net proceeds from the sale of JFK
Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. The private foundation grants funds to approved charitable
and certain governmental entities serving Palm Beach County, Florida. This $25,00 grant award
to BBBS is part of the Neighborhood Initiative Fund, which focuses on the Coleman Park area.
BBBS will use the $25,000 grant to support staff costs to provide mentors for children in
Coleman Park including Roosevelt Middle School Students.
BBBS is seeking businesses and individuals interested in supporting programs through
donations and/or volunteer efforts with the agency. The agency will be able to accomplish the
mission of providing positive mentor role models to children through continued fundraising
efforts and additional staff.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive rolemodels. Since 1986, the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County andsince July 2010 in Palm Beach County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007as 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 Magazineranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visitwww.MentorBig.org to learn more.