Founders Advisors was honored to sponsor Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s 12th Annual “A Night of Big Stars”, an event that showcases talented “Littles” that Big Brothers Big Sisters serves. This event alone raised over $275,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Duane Donner, Founder and CEO of Founders Advisors, has served Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham for over a decade. He has been a big brother to his little brother, Eric, since 2002, and in 2005 he was awarded Big Brother of the Year. Duane was honorary chairman of the Night of Big Stars event in 2014, and he has served multiple years on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board. At this year’s A Night of Big Stars, Duane was honored to present William White with the 2023 Founders Award.
Since 1973, Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided positive adult role models for youth through its programs. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported relationships that change their lives for the better. The initiatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters improve self-esteem and improve the opportunities the youth served have to achieve success in academic, social, and family lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters currently has three programs that serve over 1,200 youth each year. Through the community-based program over 350 children are served each year. The School-Based mentoring program that serves students at 32 schools in their five county service area. The Proof Positive Workplace Mentoring Program in 2013 and has expanded to serve 66 youth who are mentored through five company/organization sites in our community.