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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
The comings and goings of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Interests: volunteering, mentoring, kids
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CEO REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2011 By Lowell Perry – Chief Executive Officer FINISH TO A CHALLENGING YEAR After making 25 new matches in December, the agency finished the year with 2,536 children served. A noble effort considering the tremendous adversity we faced with the significant loss of federal funding for... Continue reading
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has received a $1,500 gift from the Tennessee Valley Authority to help provide mentoring and other support services for youth in Cheatham County. TVA officials, State Rep. Phillip Johnson and County Mayor David McCullough presented a check on Friday to Diane Frey, RSVP... Continue reading
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has announced its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2012. Serving as officers are: President, Sandy Draper, Wirtgen America; President-Elect, Stan Snipes, XMI Commercial Real Estate; Past President, Carolyn Loudenslager, Dell; Vice President, Renee Behrman-Greiman, Modern Management; Secretary, Sally Holland, Caterpillar Financial... Continue reading
In December, many Middle Tennesseans are struggling to find the perfect holiday gift to wrap in pretty paper and present to friends and family. Sometimes the ideal gift is a fuzzy sweater or blinking toy, other times it might be a simple batch of homemade cookies or a card delivered... Continue reading
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NOBLE NOVEMBER Another noble effort on the part of our still short-handed program staff resulted in 82 new matches for the month, bringing the total number of children served this year to 2,511. 62 were site-based and 20 were community-based matches. Of the total, 21 were Amachi kids. The fact... Continue reading
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Volunteer mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters’ High School Bigs’ program at University School of Nashville spend time weekly with elementary students from Carter Lawrence Elementary and Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary all year long. They work on assignments together, eat lunch, play games – and talk about each other’s... Continue reading
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has named Tiffany Dobson as Vice President of Marketing. Dobson joins the mentoring agency from the corporate sector having previously worked with Sprint PCS as a Corporate Sales Executive and is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she also worked as a... Continue reading
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Dallas Owen has been matched with his Little Brother Emerald for almost a year in our Community Based Program. Dallas and Emerald have a fun-loving friendship and can have a great time doing just about anything. Whether it’s feeding the ducks at the park, eating ice cream, attending Big Brothers... Continue reading
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Representatives from Cool Springs Wines & Spirits and the participating wine distributors for the Franklin Wine Festival recently presented a check for $135,000, the proceeds from the annual Franklin Wine Festival benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and supported by Nissan. Pictured are, from left: Penny Floyd –... Continue reading
Please pass this on to your network of friends and associates. CEO REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2011 By Lowell Perry, Chief Executive Officer ODD OCTOBER The best way to characterize the month of October is to quote Charles Dickens – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of... Continue reading
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee will host the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at Hillwood Strike & Spare in March 2012. Last year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake raised over $145,000 to help mentor children in the Middle Tennessee area. The website for Bowl for Kids' Sake was... Continue reading
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Hana Crume has been matched with her Little Sister Sheena for almost four years. Hana first started seeing Sheena at school through the Site Based Program and then moved to the Community Based Program in 2009. Even though Hana lives in Nashville and the family lives in Franklin, Hana maintains... Continue reading
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Nashville, Tenn. (October 28, 2011) – For the seventh year in a row, the Franklin Wine Festival at the Factory in Franklin generated thousands in revenue for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. The month-long Festival event, which this year included a unique series of Vintner’s Dinners and wine... Continue reading
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CEO REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 By Lowell Perry, Chief Executive Officer SIZZLIN’ SEPTEMBER The agency had a banner month for new matches with 159 (135 school/site based & 24 community-based), bringing our total children served through the end of September to 2,304! 32 of the children matched were Amachi. While... Continue reading
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Huge praise and thanks goes out to the Developement Management Group who raised $25,458 in Bowl for Kids' Sake 2011. Currently, Bowl for Kids' Sake is forming a committee for the 2012 Bowl for Kids' Sake event; contact Ingrid Ransom at ingrid.ransom@mentorakid.org for more information or any questions that you... Continue reading
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Please pass this on to your network of friends and associates. CEO REPORT FOR AUGUST 2011 By Lowell Perry – Chief Executive Officer AUGUST ANNOUNCEMENTS The enrollment and matching team made 27 (23 Community Based and 4 Site Based) new matches during the month of August. When you consider this... Continue reading
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Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has never been easier. We have teamed up with Sharing Spree, an online coupon website like Groupon, that donates 5% of your purchase to BBBS. Here is how it works: you buy a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant for $10... Continue reading
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Ryan and Erin Holt have been matched with their Little Brother Markell since April, 2010. They were immediately great friends with their Little Brother and the relationship remained consistent from the very beginning. Earlier this year, Big Brother Ryan recognized a need and began to tutor Markell one night a... Continue reading
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Mayor Karl Dean visited the Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer recruitment booth in Crieve Hall and spoke with one of our Bigs, Jarrett Strickland, who was working the booth. The Mayor shared his own experience serving as a Big Brother while attending Columbia University. Jarrett invited The Mayor to become... Continue reading
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Trace Adkins has a Top Ten hit with the latest single, “Just Fishin’” from his new album, PROUD TO BE HERE, but last weekend he made an even bigger splash with an invitation he extended to the Middle Tennessee chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. On Sunday, August 28, a... Continue reading
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee received a $45,000 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which recently awarded funds totaling over $1.9 million to 53 local non-profits for a variety of health related projects, according to President & CEO Cathy Self. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee... Continue reading
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A BIG Thank you to all who participated in Bowl For Kids' Sake in 2011! We celebrated at the Hard Rock Cafe with food, drinks, and music from the Boat Jammers! Bowl For Kids' Sake Chair Ken Knuckles, and Celebrity Chair Justin Bruce wrapped up the bowling season with a... Continue reading