Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized its leading corporate partners this week at the organization’s 2015 National Conference in Philadelphia. This year’s highest honor went to Nerium International, a partner of BBBS for the past four years.
At an Awards Gala held Wednesday evening, the skincare company received the President’s Award for its wide-ranging contributions to BBBS. The organization pairs adult volunteers, or Bigs, with children at risk, or Littles, in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. The children generally come from poor or single-parent families, or have an incarcerated parent. BBBS asks a minimum one-year commitment of its volunteers.
In its four years as a corporate partner, Nerium has recruited Bigs among its employees and brand partners and raised more than $2 million for BBBS. The award also recognizes Nerium’s participation in spearheading new programs and ramping up funding through a variety of brand partner giving options.
“The time, funding and pure philanthropic spirit from these partners are helping us provide a brighter and better future for the next generation.” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, adding that corporate partners like Nerium make the organization’s work possible.