HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Indiana Charity to Get $1 Million Boost

Inside INdiana Business

867 days ago   Article ID# 1504234
Original URL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (Inside INdiana Business) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana announced today a $1 million personal donation from Charlie Brown, philanthropist and Executive Vice President, Southern Bells, Inc. Brown will present the check to Big Brothers Big Sisters during a special event at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Legacy Center, 725 N. Oriental Ave. Volunteers and youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will join Brown for a taco cooking class prior to the check presentation.

This is the largest gift given by an individual to the organization. Brown is the co-owner of one of the largest Taco Bell franchises in the nation with 75 restaurants in 3 states. He is a long-time board member and former board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters. This gift will be used to help the organization with its mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

“I want to make a difference in a kid’s life; that’s where we can be most impactful and that’s where I think we need help,” said Brown. “The kids are the future. We need to give them opportunities that they wouldn’t have otherwise. I see this being done by Big Brothers Big Sisters. I have complete confidence in the agency and have every bit of faith that they will strategically invest this gift so that it has an even greater impact in the lives of today’s youth.”

"An investment of this size is inspiring. It’s a true testament to Charlie’s commitment to youth and belief in the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring," said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. “We’re so grateful to Charlie, and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to make sure more girls and boys have mentors who believe in them and inspire them to achieve their potential.”

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Copyright 2014 Inside INdiana Business   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 867 days ago   Article ID# 1504234

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana    Visit Website

More News

Volunteers make positive impact on 'Littles'

721 days ago From Greenfield Daily Reporter 

GREENFIELD, INDIANA - HANCOCK COUNTY =97 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is looking for more Hancock County volunteers to pair with largely underprivileged kids on Indianapolis' east side. Laura Halt, the agency's director of volunteer engagement and t ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters lands $1M from Taco Bell owner

868 days ago From Indianapolis Business Journal 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Taco Bell owner Charlie Brown is topping off his longtime support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana with a $1 million gift. The gift is the largest by an individual in the not-for-profit's history, Big Brothers Big Sisters said in an ...

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

New Zealand’s 'dramatic' ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers

Action: Climate Change

New Zealand’s vast Southern Alps mountain range has lost a third of its permanent snow and ice over the past four decades, di ...

Turtles v goannas: Conservationists help hard-shells

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A trial to make turtle nests goanna-proof has saved an estimated 1200 eggs in central Queensland.

The World Wi ...

Cargill to cut off suppliers who don't provide deforestation-free palm oil

Action: Stop Deforestation

Agricultural giant Cargill, America's largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with def ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

New Zealand takes lead in bid to prevent Japan from whaling again in the Southern Ocean

Action: Save Our Oceans

New Zealand is taking the lead from Australia against Antarctic whaling, with a plan that could prevent the Japanese hunt fro ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.