Outstanding Partners of the Year:
Our partners make a significant impact in the lives of San Diego youth and in the promotion and support of the San Diego mentoring movement.
2016 Corporate Partner of the Year: LPL Financial
LPL and the LPL Financial Foundation are committed to supporting quality youth development programs in the San Diego community and in the other communities where its employees live and work. Through LPL’s generous financial support and invaluable donations of time through board representation and employee volunteer efforts, it is one of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County’s most committed and valued corporate partners. LPL Financial truly stood out during the past year as a leading donor, and as a corporate host of the Big Brothers Big Sisters workplace mentoring program, Beyond School Walls. LPL employee volunteers hosted local middle school students at the firm’s office twice a month for this workplace mentorship program, creating opportunities for employees to give back in a meaningful way and providing students an experience within the work environment to drive their aspirations.
2016 Community Partner of the Year: The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Ken Blanchard Companies is BBBS of SDC’s Community Partner of the Year for their significant investment in the lives of 15 young girls through its Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Beyond School Walls – Sister 2 Sister program. Margie and Ken Blanchard led the way to open up their company to middle school girls who needed and wanted mentors in their lives. They were not alone in choosing to sponsor 15 girls at their site every two weeks for the past two school years. It was a staff driven decision made by those who agreed to become Big Sisters and session leaders. The Blanchard volunteers have served as tremendous role models for young women often struggling with challenges that could negatively impact their lives for years to come.
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