Denver market and Colorado state president Jodi Rolland accepted the Big Shot award on behalf of Bank of America at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Shot Gala. The Gala included a junior chef cooking competition, silent and live auctions and an award ceremony.
Bank of America was selected as the 2016 Big Shot Corporate Partner of the Year awardee because of the impact the organization has had on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado since 2009, and most recently with the announcement that they were the recipient of the Neighborhood Builder Award. “Non-profits are the backbone and the foundation of the communities in which we live and work,” said Rolland. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, in this year alone, will have the opportunity to match up 1,700 mentors with mentees in one-to-one professionally guided relationships. Bank of America, through the Neighborhood Builder program, has made a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, and we hope to continue the partnership and continue to affect the lives of these bright deserving kids.
The bank was honored, according to The Denver Post, along with a number of other recipients, by the master of ceremonies Reggie Rivers and Dave Ryan, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.
Bank of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado are aligned with their viewpoint that you have to mentor and develop the next generation of community members and leaders to give back to our community and to a thriving Colorado.
“What excites me about working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is the significant impact they make on the next generation of our community,” said Rolland. “The role the mentoring plays in the lives of the Littles is life changing. Research proves that these kids who have this mentoring-type relationship will be much less likely to partake in delinquent behavior, to increase their confidence level and to go on to become productive members of our society and potentially even future leaders.”
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