Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, the state's premier youth mentoring organization, announced that Chandler Howard, President and CEO of Liberty Bank, has agreed to serve as Chairman of its "Start Something Big" Gala.
"There is no better way to move a child's life in a positive direction than by ensuring that he or she has an enduring, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult," said Chandler Howard, President and CEO of Liberty Bank and Chairman of the event. "Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters has been successfully fulfilling that need for decades. That's why the Liberty Bank Foundation has supported the organization for the past 15 years, and it's why I'm proud to chair this Gala."
This year's event, called "Start Something Big", will be held at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford on Friday, November 9th, beginning at 6:30 pm. In addition to Chandler Howard, the event will also feature a program and live auction hosted by popular WFSB-TV personality Scot Haney.
Andy Fleischmann, President and CEO of Nutmeg, said, "There are few organizations in Connecticut that do more to provide children in need with inspiring adult mentors than Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. And there are few individuals in Connecticut who have been more empathetic to the needs of disadvantaged children - or more consistently ready to meet those needs - than Chandler Howard. At Nutmeg, we are truly honored to have Chandler serve as Chairman of our biggest annual event."
Attendees at the "Start Something Big" Gala can expect gourmet food and beverages, an eclectic mix of event-goers, and an evening packed with fun and surprises. These include a silent auction stocked with tempting items, and an exciting live auction presided over by WFSB-TV's celebrity meteorologist, Scot Haney, who for the past 8 years has been named "Best News Personality In Connecticut" in a Hartford Advocate reader's poll. All of these efforts will support a tremendously worthwhile cause: matching more children in need with inspirational adult mentors.
"Between the live and silent auctions, we expect to have many, many amazing items," said Darlene Roberts, Nutmeg's Director of Institutional Advancement. "If this year turns out to be similar to last year - and it looks as if it's going to be - people will be thrilled by the range and quality of items available."
For more information on Nutmeg's November 9th "Start Something Big" Gala, or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org/site/c.ckLVKd00LiK8E/b.8114453/k.806A/Annual Gala.htm Or, contact Brooke Greenwood. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her phone number is: 1-800-237-5437, ext. 139.
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the longest established youth mentoring organization in the world (founded in 1904). It helps children from single- and no-parent homes avoid negative behaviors and reach their highest potential. Nutmeg does this by creating and maintaining one-on-one relationships between children and professionally-screened, inspirational adult volunteers. Based in Hartford, Nutmeg was founded in 1966. It's funded, in part, by United Way organizations. It serves thousands of youngsters in 111 of the state's 169 municipalities. Help Nutmeg save young lives by volunteering, donating or partnering with us. Visit: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org. Or, call toll-free at: 1-800-237-5437 (KIDS). Like Nutmeg on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NBBBS. Follow Nutmeg on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBBSNutmeg.