Two Exciting Announcements from Member Org Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO!

posted Jul 24, 2016, 3:04 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Jul 24, 2016, 3:05 PM ]
We are excited to announce that member organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO, has received some well deserved recognition recently with the National Agency of the Year Award! BBBS SLO was one of six agencies recognized during the 2016 National Conference Gala held in Orlando, Florida in late June. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County was recognized as Agency of the Year in the Small to Mid-sized agency alliance category for building strategy that led to diversified funding and low employee turnover helping to provide the best leadership for their community.

Board President Christie Clemons said, “It’s wonderful to be recognized as best in the nation! But this award, and the life-changing work we do, wouldn’t be possible at all without on-going support from so many individuals and local businesses throughout San Luis Obispo County. The real congratulations go not just to us, but to every one of our volunteers and donors. I also want to add that we are very fortunate to have an exceptional staff that is proactive, hardworking and thorough. They are an extremely dedicated team!”

“These agencies and boards show extraordinary leadership and have huge impacts in the communities they serve,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. With over 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children (“Littles”), their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”).

In the attached photo, from left to right are: Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County’s Development Director Patty Carpenter and Board President Christie Clemons.

BBBS SLO is also working hard to win KSBY-PGE's 'Favorite Charity' contest and we need votes! They could use your help to make this happen! You can vote once per day and tell your friends, family and colleagues to vote too! You can vote for our member org right here, Just create a login and let the voting begin!

Thanks to BBBS SLO for being a member of the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce!