PRLog - June 19, 2012 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) recently celebrated their dedicated board and staff members at the Stuart Yacht and County Club on Saturday, June 9. The organization had a Board and Staff Recognition Dinner in which everyone received awards and were recognized for their hard work.
Left to Right: Thom Padrick, William P. Bee, Jr., Gary Vonk and Joel Dowley
Some of the most notable of the awards went to supportive businesses and companies in the area. Macy’s and PNC Bank were recognized for being generous corporate supporters, and Publix received an exciting award for 10 Years of Outstanding Corporate Support.
Mary Healy of Q.S. International LTD, along with George W. Bush, Jr. of Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey LLP, received awards for Time, Treasure and Talent to celebrate their faithful years of service to BBBS.
Two other special honors were presented to Joel Dowley and John Hall. Joel Dowley from Two Men and a Truck was recognized for his amazing Community Spirit, and John Hall from Advantage Ford received an award for being an Unsung Hero.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is honored to have such an outstanding board and staff,” said Martin County Executive Director, Stacey Brownlow. “We are a donor supported, volunteer driven organization dedicated to improving the lives of local children. Thanks to the generosity of our board, staff and corporate supporters we are able to continue changing the lives of the children in our community for the better, forever.”
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.