The 8th Annual Big Picture Luncheon, which gathered roughly 350 people, was held in the Union Station ballroom at Minute Maid park. During the luncheon, three local leaders were awarded a 2017 Big Believer Award for their service and support of the organization. Recipients included Principal Dana Darden with Houston Independent School District, Stephen Morgan with Young Professional in Energy Houston and Method Architecture Principal, Jake Donaldson.
Jake has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters Houston for several years. His wife, Cindy Donaldson, worked for the organization as a Mentoring Director and together they have been great supporters of the organization over the years. Most recently, Method Architecture, has worked with BBBS as the architect on their new downtown headquarters. Services were provided pro bono.
During the luncheon, attendees were challenged to Be A Big, Find a Big and/or Fund a Big. The results were record-breaking where 46 potential volunteers stepped up to be Bigs, 18 people offered to help find more Bigs and donations amassed to $46,420 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Houston.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. The Houston chapter has been active for over 60 years providing support to local Houston families.