ANNUAL AWARDS

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County Awards! See the criteria below and use the links to nominate our Corporate Partner of the Year, Community Partner of the Year and our Big of the Year. We are accepting all nominations now through December 23rd, 2019.

CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR

In order to be eligible for our Corporate Partner of the Year award, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Corporation must have helped BBBS by recruiting new volunteers, promoting BBBS in the community, supporting fundraising efforts and advocating for BBBS
  • Corporation must be partners with BBBS at a School Friends site or have volunteers (Bigs/Board Members/Committee Members) at the corporation
  • Corporation must sponsor either the Gala, Bowl for Kids' Sake or one of our Programs for at least the past two years

*Corporate Partner of the Year will be announced at our Dream Big Gala

COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR

In order to be eligible for our Community Partner of the Year award, a partner must meet the following criteria:

  • Organization must have helped BBBS by recruiting new volunteers, promoting BBBS in the community, supporting fundraising efforts and advocating for BBBS
  • Organization must be partners with BBBS at a School Friends site or have a minimum of five volunteers (Bigs/Board Members/Committee Members) at the corporation
  • Organization has been part of an innovative way to engage and connect mentors in our community

*Community Partner of the Year will be announced at our Dream Big Gala

 BIG OF THE YEAR

In order to be eligible for our Big of the Year award, a Big must meet the following criteria:

  • The Big and Little must have been matched for at least two years
  • The match has demonstrated significant impact for the Little. The Big has helped his or her Little overcome obstacles to achieve positive outcomes. This is evidenced by the Little's academic and/or behavioral achievements and their reaching of major milestones (i.e. improved academic performance and attendance, graduation, college attendance, avoidance of delinquency and risky behaviors, respect of authority and peers)
  • The match as demonstrated an impact in the Little's social/emotional improvements. The Little has shown increased confidence, improved relationships with family and peers, an interest in setting goals for his or her future and a desire of higher personal aspirations for his/herself
  • Nominee has been highly engaged in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters: Recruitment of volunteers, promoting Big Brothers Big Sisters in the community and/or workplace, and supporting and/or hosting fundraising efforts
  • The Big has shown excellence as an advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Through public appearances and/or interviews on behalf of the local affiliate, Big speaks positively about their experience and actively promotes our one-to-one mentoring model in print, TV, radio and/or social media
  • The Parent/Guardians, Little and Big would all be willing to write a personal essay about their experience in the BBBS program. The Little and Big would be willing to speak at the National Conference if awarded Big of the Year for BBBS of America

 

*All nominations for Big of the Year are reviewed by BBBS staff to ensure the nominated Bigs are meeting all the BBBS rules and safety guidelines by the end of the year. The Big of the Year will be announced at our Match-iversary event.