Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Honors Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and The Los Angeles Rams Raising Over $1,050,000 At 'The Big Night In & Out' Hybrid Gala

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:49pm

Stacy Green, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, was honored with the 2021 Sherry Lansing Award, and the Los Angeles Rams received the Defender of Potential Award.

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  • Stacy Green, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, was honored with the 2021 Sherry Lansing Award, and the Los Angeles Rams received the Defender of Potential Award.
  • The gala's co-hosts, actress, director and Big Sister Heather Hemmensand auctioneer Nick Di Nieri, began the awards portion of the evening.
  • Upon accepting her honor, Green said,"Being in the Women in Entertainment mentorship program and partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters has brought me more than I'd ever thought.
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Blackbaud Announces Major Gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters to Support a More Diverse Workforce of the Future

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

Part of Blackbaud's gift will support a new program called the BIG Beyond Scholar Program hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry in Charleston, S.C., where Blackbaud is headquartered.

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  • Part of Blackbaud's gift will support a new program called the BIG Beyond Scholar Program hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry in Charleston, S.C., where Blackbaud is headquartered.
  • In addition, Blackbaud will make gifts across the Big Brothers Big Sisters international network to support efforts to bridge the divide between education and employment for under-resourced youth around the world.
  • "We're proud to make this contribution to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization to support college and career readiness for high-potential youth locally, nationally and internationally."
  • "Big Brothers Big Sisters and Blackbaud share a common commitment to bridging the opportunity gap for high potential and under-resourced youth, and building a diverse workforce," said Merridith Crowe, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry.

Nordstrom Invites Customers To Make Merry And Celebrate The Season Of Joy

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

Nordstrom encourages customers to "Make Merry" through this year's marketing campaign, which was inspired by the happy, sometimes hilarious mid-revelry moments that turn the season into a celebration.

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  • Nordstrom encourages customers to "Make Merry" through this year's marketing campaign, which was inspired by the happy, sometimes hilarious mid-revelry moments that turn the season into a celebration.
  • This holiday season, Nordstrom will offer four unique holiday gift wrap prints inspired by different holiday celebrations at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Local stores.
  • Customers can pick up their Nordstrom.com or NordstromRack.com order at their most convenient Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack or Nordstrom Local.
  • This holiday season, Nordstrom aims to hire more than 28,000 employees across our US and Canada Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, supply chain facilities and customer care team.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles to Host 'The Big Night Out & In' Hybrid Gala Honoring Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and the LA Rams

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:44pm

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will host a hybrid 'Big Night Out/ Big Night In' Gala on Thursday, October 21, at the Fairmont Century Plaza, in conjunction with a Virtual Event with celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will host a hybrid 'Big Night Out/ Big Night In' Gala on Thursday, October 21, at the Fairmont Century Plaza, in conjunction with a Virtual Event with celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso.
  • "The Big Night Out & In" Gala benefits youth facing adversity from underserved communities in Los Angeles by providing and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships.
  • We honor their long-time dedication and generosity toBBBSGLA," saidLauren Plichta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
  • To make a donation, visit www.classy.org/give/donation
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    About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives, for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America Taps Prominent Leaders For Justice Equity Diversity And Inclusion Council Reinforcing Its Commitment To Serving All Young People

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:05pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces New Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Council

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces New Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Council
    Ensuring the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored is an integral part of Big Brothers Big Sisters' values and mission.
  • I'm grateful for this group of leaders and their commitment to ensuring Big Brothers Big Sisters is the most diverse, mission-driven, youth empowerment organization."
  • Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization inthe United States.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 230 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities across all 50 states.

Blake B. Johnson Receives the Webb Schools' Prestigious Alumni Award for 2020

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:05pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial entrepreneur and Webb Schools alumnus, Blake B. Johnson, recently received the Webb Schools' prestigious Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial entrepreneur and Webb Schools alumnus, Blake B. Johnson, recently received the Webb Schools' prestigious Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • Johnson's unique combination of entrepreneurial success, philanthropic endeavors, and innovative thinking made him a natural choice for the 2020 award.
  • Serial entrepreneur Blake B. Johnson receives the Webb Schools' Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • In 2015, Johnson founded The Blake Johnson Alliance, a grant-issuing philanthropic organization that seeks to advance education, arts, sciences, and social well-being.

Express Announces Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Partnership

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Today, fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), announces a partnership between its Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with the goal of providing $1M and 100,000 associate and executive volunteer hours in support of the mentoring organization and to accelerate its Big Futures initiative.

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  • Today, fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), announces a partnership between its Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with the goal of providing $1M and 100,000 associate and executive volunteer hours in support of the mentoring organization and to accelerate its Big Futures initiative.
  • "Big Brothers Big Sisters ignites the power and promise of young people through mentoring relationships that build self-confidence and emotional well-being to help them realize their full potential," said Artis Stevens, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
  • To make a donation or to learn more about the Express Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters partnership, please visit https://express.com/dreambigproject or follow @express on Instagram.
  • Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States.

Dutch Bros teams up with customers to support local youth

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:00am

GRANTS PASS, Ore., Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Sept. 10, Dutch Bros Coffee will partner with customers to raise money for local youth organizations.

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  • GRANTS PASS, Ore., Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Sept. 10, Dutch Bros Coffee will partner with customers to raise money for local youth organizations.
  • "The nonprofits serving youth in our communities inspire us and we want to support their work," said Katie Hutchinson, vice president of social impact at Dutch Bros. "Building a positive future and creating opportunities for the next generation is a pillar of Dutch Bros and the Dutch Bros Foundation."
  • Dutch Bros serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, an exclusive Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee.
  • To learn more about Dutch Bros, visit www.dutchbros.com , follow Dutch Bros Coffee on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter , & TikTok , and download the Dutch Bros app to earn points and score rewards!

Merrell® Launches 'Shared Steps' Challenge With Big Brothers Big Sisters To Help Youth Experience The Simple Power Of Being Outside

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 1:03pm

Twelve Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies will win additional cash prizes and Merrell gear for BBBS volunteers and families.

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  • Twelve Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies will win additional cash prizes and Merrell gear for BBBS volunteers and families.
  • Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States.
  • The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters provides one-on-one and group mentoring services for more than 40,000 children and youth in 1,100 communities across Canada.

Neora Celebrates A Decade of Making People Better

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

Neora , a leader in science-based, age-fighting skincare, hair care and wellness products, is celebrating 10 Years of Making People Better.

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  • Neora , a leader in science-based, age-fighting skincare, hair care and wellness products, is celebrating 10 Years of Making People Better.
  • I am so proud of how Neora has grown exponentially these past 10 years across the globe, says Jeff Olson, Neoras founder and chief executive officer.
  • Our mission from day one has been Making People Better through our lineup of scientifically-backed products that bring real results, says Neora Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Amber Olson Rourke.
  • Neora is much more than an anti-aging and wellness brand - our entire team is dedicated to making the world a better place, says Deborah Heisz, Neoras co-chief executive officer.