"BIG News E-Newsletter"
E-Newsletter | May 2018
BBBSMS Welcomes New Board Chairman
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South Board of Directors' is proud to announce the election of Alfred Washington as the 2018 Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Washington is a native Memphian and the Owner/CEO of Top Notch Security, Inc. Alfred started Top Notch Security fresh out of college in 1999 and now the company operates in seven states and employs more than 300.

He has been named Alumni of the Year for Southwest Community College and nominated as Small Business Executive of the Year by Memphis Business Journal.

"I know first hand the power of mentoring and how those relationships change lives. I am working closely with the staff and my fellow board members to lay-out a strategic plan that focuses on enhancing ​our mentoring model, growing ​our program​s  and raising the necessary capital to sustain the agency for years to come",  says Washington.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to celebrate

50 years of Mentoring in the Mid-South

This year we are celebrating 50 years of mentoring in the Mid-South. Since our inception in 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters has matched over 66,000 youth facing adversities with caring volunteer mentors. 

Susan George, Executive Director of BBBS of the Mid-South, believes the work we do is as important today as it was 50 years ago, perhaps more. “The impact of a mentor's gift of time means brighter futures for our children and healthier communities for the Mid-South," says George.

“It is our goal to serve more children each year,” says Alfred Washington, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Chair. “This will be possible with the continued support of our partners and communities leaders. "We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary with two very exciting events, the 50 th  Anniversary Alumni Picnic and the inaugral BBBSMS Legacy Luncheon, these events will seek to engage new constituents and re-engage participants, donors, volunteers that have been involved over the last 50 years.
For more information about these events or to make a donation contact Lakethia Glenn at  lglenn@bbbsmidsouth.org or 901.323.5440 ext. 22.
Partner Spotlight:
Enterprise Holdings
 (Enterprise Rent-A-Car)
Enterprise Holdings has been a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South. Enterprise not only supports the agency through generous donations, their employees have gone the extra mile by becoming mentors to students at our partner school-Kate Bond Middle School.

At Enterprise, we believe in mentoring our employees and practice it in our daily business operations, as well as, in our neighborhoods through ​programs for youth such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Given positive encouragement and exposure to opportunities through one on one mentoring, we believe today’s youthful dreamers can become tomorrow’s leaders".

- Kristy Marter, Enterprise Holdings and BBBS Board Member
Meet Our New Matches
Meet a Match:
(A Lifetime of Friendship)

Richard Glassman and William Terrell

Richard Glassman was matched with his Little Brother William Terrell in 1997. Richard remembers William being an adorable kid who loved watching sports and driving go-carts.

He taught William how to ride a bike and drive a car, and spent hundreds of hours of quality time with him. Richard was an attorney with a busy schedule but always made time for William. William was a great student and decided to go to law school after college to follow in Richard's footsteps to become an Attorney. After graduation, Richard hired William to work at his law firm. The two spent many years practicing law side by side.

Today, William is an attorney with FedEx and lives in Dubai with his family. The two speak regularly and last year the families spent Thanksgiving together in Dubai. This decades long friendship shows that mentoring can transform lives and create bonds that last for a lifetime.

WFGM Vision 20/20 Grant

Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South will be providing mentors to children enrolled at  Vance Avenue Youth Development Center  through a grant awarded by the  Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis .

The WFGM Vision 20/20 grant funding's overarching purpose is to reduce poverty in the 38126 zip code area by five percent over five years and BBBS is proud to be a part of that vision!

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Upcoming Event

Save-the-Date

21st Annual SportsBall Black Tie & Tennis Gala
Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Nike, Inc.
5151 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN
Tickets $100 in advance/$125 at the door
To purchase tickets call (901)323-5440

For Sponsorship information email lglenn@bbbsmidsouth.org


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