Your annual support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is Powering Big Futures, making a significant impact on our agency and the communities we serve.
• In 2017, BBBS of America named us a national Gold Standard agency, an honor given to 16 of the 300 BBBS affiliates across the U.S. We were the only Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Tennessee to be recognized in this way.
• In addition to exceeding quality outcomes set for children and families, BBBS-ETN expanded our programs through the launch of Mentor 2.0, an innovative, technology-enriched mentorship opportunity that features college-readiness curriculum.
• I’m excited to say that three Littles are one step closer to making their higher education dreams a reality, thanks to the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Scholarship program, made possible through donors like you.
For all of this, we thank you—our Bigs, leadership, staff, community supporters, caregivers and donors.
In this annual report, we celebrate volunteers, tell the stories of our matches, show the impact of BBBS-ETN programs, and highlight financial and program successes. We also look ahead to the 2018 fiscal year as we strive to serve more children, change more lives, and transform our community—one match at a time.
Finally, I’d like to congratulate the three supporters who became inaugural inductees into the BBBS-ETN Hall of Fame in 2017: William ‘Bill’ Jolly, Alex ‘Bo’ Shafer, and Al Williams. These volunteers have made a transformational impact on Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, and we are forever grateful for their service—and for yours.
We appreciate your continued support and we hope you enjoy this annual report!
Doug Kose, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
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