Event Recap: 50th Anniversary Gala

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI) hosted its 50th Anniversary Gala, presented by Hubbell Realty Company, at The Ron Pearson Center on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Over 400 guests were in attendance to help celebrate this important milestone. All enjoyed an evening filled with delicious food; inspiration from keynote speaker, Inky Johnson; stories from BBBSCI leaders and Bigs; great entertainment by the B2wins; a silent auction and casino games. All donations from the event will directly support programs and services for over 500 youth served by BBBSCI annually. We want to extend a special thank you to the many partners and sponsors who helped make this event possible – we are grateful for you!

"I was very impressed with everything from check-in to the high quality keynote speaker...Happy 50th Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa!"
- Claire Celsi

"It was a wonderful event with a wonderful speaker. Inky was exceptional and lit up the room."
- Loretta Sieman

We are proud to have served youth in Central Iowa for 50 years, nurturing and strengthening our community by helping children realize their potential and build their futures – and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our community and supporters. Thank you for being Defenders of Potential.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to these companies and individuals for their support of youth and mentoring in Central Iowa!

Jackpot Presenting Sponsor

Royal Flush Table Sponsors

Straight Flush Table Sponsors

Rich & Ruth Shemitis

Blackjack Table Sponsors

John & Kathy Rapp

Swanson Family