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Alumni News & Stories
Going the Distance for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Tony Anderson knows, perhaps better than many, the difficulty and struggle associated with growing up without a strong male mentor figure in their lives. Tony’s father died in a car accident before Tony reached the age of two, leaving him and his older siblings to be raised by their mother. During his life, Tony had a number of people along the way who tried to show him guidance. But none could fill the void left behind by an absent father-figure – a strong and enduring mentor.
Former Big Brother and award-winning columnist for The Boston Globe, Derrick Jackson, recently authored a piece about his experience traveling in Yosemite. Some may remember Derrick Jackson's story regarding his time as a Big Brother to Anwar Richardson. They were both a part of a surprise reuniting on PBS's "American Graduate Telethon" that took place last year. Take a look at what Derrick has been up to lately, and help support a member of our amazing alumni community!
Rosie Perez and Wendy Williams Give Shoutout to Big Brothers Big Sisters!
In a recent episode of the Wendy Williams Show, Williams and special guest, actress Rosie Perez, were discussing Perez's recent book. In the course of their conversation, Perez mentioned being inspired by hearing Williams mentioning having been a Big Sister on a radio show.
Former Big, Board Member, Running Marathons for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Tony Anderson works as the General Manager for Cherryland Electric Cooperative near Traverse City, Mich. He first became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan when he came on as a board member in 2005.
The campus pastor at Huntington University, Arthur Wilson, knows the value and even the necessity of having a strong figure in your life to serve as a guide and role model. While he now works as a pastor at the small Christian university in Huntington, Ind., there was a time in his life when he needed to benefit from the kind of guidance he now offers his students.
Today we launch an occasional column by Margaret Bernstein, journalist and former National Big Sister of the Year 2000. Margaret will be writing profiles for our alumni network, spotlighting former Bigs and Littles who are still doing great things for Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Former National Big Sister of the Year Reengages Alumni, with a Little Help from Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
Margaret Bernstein, well-known journalist and former National Big Sister of the Year, has stepped forward to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of America reengage and revitalize outreach to our enormous alumni network.