PRLog - May 2, 2012 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- SunTrust First Vice President Doug Olesen generously presented a check for $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) last week to support their proven mentoring programs.
SunTrust First Vice President Doug Olesen (left) & BBBS CEO William Bee (right)
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is fortunate to have the support of SunTrust Bank,” said BBBS President and CEO William Bee. “Community programs rely on local support from businesses like SunTrust and representatives like Doug Olesen. This investment will have significant positive returns for local children, and we sincerely appreciate their contribution. Because of partnerships like these, we can continue to change the lives of children for the better, forever.”
“SunTrust Bank recognizes the incredible value of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs,” said Mr. Olesen. “With their proven outcomes and evidence based programs, we are confident our donation will result in positive change in our community. We are proud to support this organization and the children and families they serve in our community.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more.