Brendan C. Kane President and Principal of Peregrine Property Management in Rumford has served as president of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) since 2017. As he prepares to step down from this position and pass the torch to another, he wants to thank all who answered his call and became members of the 2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters President’s Circle.
Last year, Kane had a goal to collectively raise $50,000 to provide children in our state with professionally supported one to one mentoring relationships. Kane exceeded his goal, raising an astounding $76,000 for the local mentoring program.
Kane is joining forces with Providence resident, Liz Catucci, Business Development Manager at PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, and Chairperson of BBBSRI’s Development Committee. “We have an incredible organization that serves all communities, and we are extremely proud of our affiliation. We are committed to do everything we can to help continue to move the needle of this group’s finances and mission. We are confident that we can put a group of civic minded leaders, friends and partners together to commit $1,000 or more each for a collective $100,000 raised from the ‘President’s Circle’ from now until May 12, 2019 – raising $100,000 in 100 Days,” said Kane and Catucci, collectively.
“We are thrilled to have such committed and dedicated volunteer Board Members like Kane and Catucci”, said George Evans Marley, Director of Development at BBBSRI. “This is simply an appeal, no restrictions, no events. This money has no expenses associated with it, 100% of these monies will go to improve the lives of the children in our community and drive Big Brothers Big Sisters mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”
Individuals and organizations interested in donating to the 2019 Big Brothers Big Sister President’s Circle can contact either Brendan C. Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org, Liz Catucci at email@example.com or you can donate directly online at BigsRI.org/donate/make-a-donation-now.
Currently, there are approximately 130,000 children in Rhode Island who could benefit from having an adult mentor in their life and 90 percent of the children BBBSRI serves are at or below the poverty line. Volunteering as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple is more than just a rewarding experience for the child; it’s a rewarding experience for all those involved. It’s knowing what you are doing today will positively impact the future. To volunteer your time or to learn more about their programs, visit www.BigsRI.org or call 921-2434 and begin the application process today.