As the Director of Development at Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Ring developed and directed the sustainable events program, managed all grant writing, and worked closely with prospective donors, just to name a few of her significant responsibilities. Her work at the American Red Cross as Coordinator of Special Events and Development will also be an excellent contribution to BBBS. At the Red Cross, Ring worked tirelessly on building donor relationships and on the development and use of funds. Furthermore, her extensive background as an elementary school special needs teacher makes her a great fit for BBBS, of which the main goal is to help children suffering from all sorts of adversity.
Ring has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Florida and training in mental health counseling. Her education and training will be very useful at BBBS, an organization that focuses on the benefits of mentoring, an activity in which patience and understanding is key, attributes which Ring clearly has. It is this diverse and well-developed background that will greatly impact the future well-being of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties and encourage the organization’
“We are extremely thrilled to have Kelly on board,” said William Bee, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Her experience and skills will greatly benefit our organization.”
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.