Thank you! This annual report highlights the progress Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has made during the 2018 fiscal year—from being named a Pinnacle Agency, to launching service in Sevier County, to developing a three-year strategic plan, and so much more. This work is possible because of community supporters, like you: Bigs, leadership, staff, community supporters, caregivers, donors, corporations, and foundations.
Your investment in our organization has made the following successes possible:
• In 2018, BBBS of America named us a national Pinnacle Award Winner, an honor given to only nine of the nearly 350 BBBS affiliates across the U.S.
• Your investment helped BBBS-ETN make our first match in Sevier County: Mardeen and Ciera, pictures on the cover of this report.
• Last year, in an effort to reduce the number of children waiting to be matched with a mentor, we launched the 100 Mentors in 100 Days recruitment effort. We are proud to report that our community met the call, and nearly 150 East Tennesseans reached out to become a Big.
• We finalized a three-year strategic plan aimed at serving more children and raising funds to ensure long-term sustainability. To view this plan, visit tennesseebig.org/strategicplan2021
The success of the 2018 fiscal year is also due to the wonderful leadership of my predecessor, Doug Kose. Doug’s passion for the mission of BBBS-ETN propelled us to new heights, forever changing the landscape of mentorship in the East Tennessee area.
Thank you for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. Your investment is Igniting Potential in hundreds of youth through the power of life-changing friendships. With you by our side, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will reach our goal of serving 1,000 children by our 50th anniversary in 2020.
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Download the Annual Report PDF.