Big Brothers Big Sister Specialty license plates

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Florida drivers can now show their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters and give to the mission in the process by purchasing our specialty license plate!

Announcement from FL Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles DMV Site

To find the Tax Collector’s Office near you:

Martin County Locations

Call Center
Phone 772-288-5600
Fax 772-221-1461
Office Hours
8:00AM – 4:15PM Mon-Fri

Stuart office (main office) (map)
3485 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

Hobe Sound Office (map)
11734 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Indiantown Office (map)
16550 SW Warfield Blvd
Indiantown, FL 34956

Indiantown Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1109
Indiantown, FL 34956

Palm City Office (map)
3001 SW Martin Downs Blvd
Palm City, FL 34990

Palm Beach Locations

Belle Glade Service Center
PBC Glades Office Building
2976 State Road 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
SW corner of FL 80 and US 441
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Delray Beach / South County Service Center
501 South Congress Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445
East side of Congress, south of W. Atlantic, in governmental plaza
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Central Palm Beach Service Center
4215 South Military Trail
Lake Worth, FL 33463
West side of Military Trail just pass Lake Worth Rd., in the free standing building
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens / NE County Courthouse Service Center
3188 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
South side of PGA Blvd., across from the Gardens Mall
Mon. – Fri.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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



Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, LLP Sponsoring The 15th Annual Big Taste!

By | March 15th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
Phone: 772-283-8373

Stuart, FL (March 15, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc is proud to announce Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey LLP (Fox Wackeen Dungey) will be the Signature Sponsor for The Big Taste. Fox Wackeen Dungey has been the signature sponsor of The Big Taste for the last three years, contributing over $15,000.
The Big Taste will be held on April 5th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Evergreen Club in Palm City. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc (BBBS) and their mentoring programs serving over 300 children in the community. The Big Taste is preceded by The Big Tournament, also hosted by The Evergreen Club. Tickets to The Big Taste are on sale now at www.thebigtaste.net for $30 each or two for $50 and tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event for $40 each. Tickets are also available at all Martin County Seacoast Bank branch locations.
“Fox Wackeen Dungey has a long history of supporting beneficial programs in our community like Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said law firm partner George Bush. “It is important that children in our neighborhoods have the opportunity to excel and achieve their potential. We’re excited to be a part of that process.”
“We are grateful for the continued support from Fox Wackeen Dungey,” said BBBS President/CEO Bill Bee. “Community partnerships are imperative to our success and we are glad to count Fox Wackeen Dungey as one of our strongest partners.”

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 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. 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 or call 772-283-8373 to learn more.

Start Something!

By | January 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/giving_guide/2011/01/big-brothers-can-you-spare-a-dime.html for the original article!

By Susan Miller, South Florida Business Journal

There’s much to be said for being a nonprofit that’s been around for more than 100 years.

For one thing, a lot of people have probably heard about your mission. But, there’s also a downside to that longevity.

By holding tight to the past and failing to update their message, many nonprofits have created fundraising challenges and discovered that, in order to survive, they must come up with ways to speak to a new generation of donors.

Now, for the first time since its founding more than 100 years ago, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America is doing something it has never done before: It’s asking for money.

As part of National Mentoring Month, the organization known for its mentors has launched a campaign dubbed Start Something, which highlights the “life-changing impact” a mentor can have, but also points out that there is a dollar figure attached to that mentor.

While mentors aren’t paid, there is a cost associated with their training, background checks and monitoring.

“This isn’t about putting a volunteer and child together and saying ‘bye-bye, have a good time,’” said Ana Cedeno, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County.

Cedeno, who sits on the national marketing committee for BBBS of America, said the new message unveiled this week was two years in the planning.

The need to update the organization’s message was what Cedeno calls “an a-ha moment of realizing we weren’t doing a better job, or a more global job of reaching out. A lot of folks didn’t understand that what we do takes funds.”

William Bee, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, said the reality is that nonprofits are businesses, and it takes money to operate a business.

“This forces us to become more focused on the capacity to raise funds,” he said.

That’s particularly true for his affiliate, which last year took over some of the services offered by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Palm Beach County after it filed for Chapter 7.

So, not only does he face the challenge of adding services, but he’s doing it from scratch.

For Bee, the challenge is “in forming long-term relationships and re-establishing the credibility of what we do,” he said.

But, the new BBBS campaign is not just about donors, it’s also a call to action in a way that will resonate with an audience that, more often than not, is getting its messages through social media channels.

“We are rebranding so that people know about the life-changing results,” said Mack Koonce, VP and COO of BBBS of America.

He said the organization was looking to create a brand that works in social media and is easy to grasp.

“Branding is a different thing in this Internet world and the way people connect,” he said. “You want to build on your strengths and legacy, [but] at the same time you have to transform and change to stay relevant, so it’s a balance of holding on to the things that make us an iconic brand, while at the same time being new and fresh and relevant.”

BBBS of America isn’t alone

Last month, I wrote that, after 160 years, the YMCA decided it was time for a makeover and would the “MCA” from its name as part of a rebranding effort.

Like BBBS of America, the YMCA’s rebranding is a jumping-off point to letting people know there are costs associated with the services they provide, and there is a need for donations.

I don’t doubt that, as fundraising becomes increasingly more difficult, nonprofits’ survival will be based on their ability to come up with new ways to engage donors.

Read more: Big Brothers: Can you spare a dime? | South Florida Business Journal

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