Ameren Named Partner of the Year

Ameren was recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters CEOs Jeff Parmenter and Jeanne Stahlheber as 2012 Partner of the Year  
Ronald D. Pate, Vice President of Operations and Technical Services accepts the honor.


Big Brothers Big Sisters
Illinois State Association President
Barb Cempura signed a contract
with Eric Worden of Lamar
to provide both paid and donated billboard space throughout the state of Illinois.

In June 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church launched a landmark partnership aimed at helping children of single, low-income and incarcerated parents succeed. The announcement came as Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the nation face waiting lists disproportionately represented by African American boys.  The news also followed recommendations made at the historic Great Gathering Summit in March, where AME, African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) and Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) leaders concluded that mentoring should be a part of the solution to help black boys, particularly those who have no contact with their fathers, achieve in school and in life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois State Association is proud to have a partnership with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois State Association 2010 Annual Conference display was staffed by Corey Burrows andSteve Millerof BBBS of Central Illinois and Coleen Davis of BBBS of Will and Grundy Counties.

Jose Alvarez
of Metro-East FOP Lodge 262 was awarded the Illinois FOP-Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association joint Leadership Award.  For 20 years, Jose have raised more than $40,000 in the Cops For Kids bowling event that benefits BBBS of Southwestern Illinois.

McLean County Deputy Frank Slayback (center) with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois employees Steve Miller and Corey Burrows

Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois State Association Partnership Award
given to McLean County Deputies FOP Lodge #176.

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