Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island Has Big Goal: Raise $100K in 100 Days

Monday, February 18, 2019

 

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George Evans Marley

Big Brother Big Sisters of Rhode Island is looking to raise $100,000 in 100 days — and Director of Development George Evans Marley and BBBSRI Development Committee Chair Liz Catucci joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on GoLocal LIVE to talk about the appeal. 

Current BBBSRI Board President Brendan Kane President last year had a goal to collectively raise $50,000 to provide children in Rhode Island with professionally supported one to one mentoring relationships, and exceeded his goal, raising $76,000. This year, he teamed up with Catucci to reach the $100,000 mark. 

“We have an incredible organization that serves all communities, and we are extremely proud of our affiliation. We are committed to do everything we can to help continue to move the needle of this group’s finances and mission. We are confident that we can put a group of civic-minded leaders, friends and partners together to commit $1,000 or more each for a collective $100,000 raised from the ‘President’s Circle’ from now until May 12, 2019 – raising $100,000 in 100 Days,” said Kane and Catucci.

“We are thrilled to have such committed and dedicated volunteer Board Members like Kane and Catucci," said Evans Marley. “This is simply an appeal, no restrictions, no events. This money has no expenses associated with it, 100% of these monies will go to improve the lives of the children in our community and drive Big Brothers Big Sisters mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

Individuals and organizations interested in donating to the 2019 Big Brothers Big Sister President’s Circle can contact either Brendan C. Kane at [email protected], Liz Catucci at [email protected] or donate directly online at BigsRI.org/donate/make-a-donation-now/

According to BBBSRI, currently there are approximately 130,000 children in Rhode Island who could benefit from having an adult mentor in their life and 90% of the children BBBSRI serves are at or below the poverty line. 

To volunteer or learn more, visit www.BigsRI.org or call 401.921.2434 and begin the application process.

 

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