Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI) honored its 13 Littles graduating from High School at its third annual Match Makers Breakfast, presented by Lincoln Savings Bank. The Breakfast was held on June 7, 2018 at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. Thank you to our sponsors: Lincoln Savings Bank, Allegra, Businessolver, Estes Construction, The Graham Group, Nationwide, Pat and Traci Hellman, and Storey Kenworthy.
Over 160 guests learned about BBBSCI and celebrated our 13 Littles’ accomplishments. Meet the 13 Littles and their Bigs here! Their relationships are a testimony to the power of mentoring. Guests also learned about Match Makers, BBBSCI's monthly giving program, that provides ongoing, predictable support for the 550+ matches currently being served.
During the breakfast Little Brother, Ben; his mother, Suzanne; and his Big Brother, Adam Haugerud, shared their positive and life-changing experience in BBBSCI's Community-Based Mentoring Program. Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, Big Brother and Nationwide Volunteer of the Year, gave a powerful speech about how life goes by in a *blink* and it is the mentors along the way that make a BIG difference. Little Sister Gretchen and Big Sister Marjorie also shared their powerful story.
Each Little was recognized during the event and received a special gift from UnitedHealthcare: their very own laptop. Littles also received gifts from American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co., Aveda Institute Des Moines, Fong's Pizza, Jacqueline Gibson, Lincoln Savings Bank, Smoothie King and Tammy Lawrence.
Thank you to MAVZ Photography, Performance Marketing and Shrieking Tree for donating their talent, time and services to the event.
We are so proud of our Littles and excited for what their futures hold- congratulations to the Class of 2018!