PwC Partner Joe Realmuto, Big Sister CEO Deb Re, Big Sister Board Chair Sharon McNally, and Big Sister & PwC Associate Jillian Beaudry.
BOSTON, May 14, 2014 – Big Sister Association of Greater Boston is pleased to announce that it has named PwC as its 2014 Corporate Partner of the Year. This award, which was announced at the annual meeting on Monday, May 12, recognizes PwC’s sustained investment in Big Sister’s mission to serve girls and families through their mentoring programs. PwC is the third recipient of this award. State Street and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts were recognized in previous years.
“For more than a decade, PwC has provided Board leadership and advocacy, financial support as well as volunteers in the Big Sister’s program,” Deborah Re, Big Sister CEO shared. “PwC’s support has been invaluable in annually helping more than 2,600 Boston area girls improve their social and educational outcomes.”
With representation on the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Board and Young Professionals Board, PwC’s efforts have focused on increasing awareness and recruiting Big Sisters from within the firm. There are currently12 active Big Sisters from PwC Boston.
“We are honored to be recognized as the Corporate Partner of the Year,” said Joe Realmuto, PwC Boston Tax Partner and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Board member. “Big Sister Association is a tremendous organization that shares in PwC’s vision to develop future leaders and we are looking forward to working together for many years to come.”
About Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the nation’s largest and only donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization in the Big Brothers Big Sisters network exclusively serving girls, holds itself accountable for girls in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Sister carefully pairs girls (Little Sisters) with screened volunteer mentors (Big Sisters) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey, released in 2012, substantiates that our mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston provides girls facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of our organization’s 60+ year history. Learn how you can positively impact a girl’s life, donate or volunteer at BigSister.org.
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