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Bryan Gingg upon hearing he had won the award.

Bryan Gingg, was honored at a recent fundraiser with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Legacy Award.  “Bryan is one of our greatest supporters and cheerleaders” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director, Anna Boyd-Bucy. “His volunteer service was recently recognized on a statewide level and we are delighted to be able to honor him here at home too.”

During the local agency’s infancy Bryan served briefly as Executive Director, he has served on the board since the 1990’s, was an excellent mentor to two different youth and was honored as 2014 Big Brother of the year for the entire State of California.  He has raised over $60,000 for the organization and started the Legacy Circle by adding Big Brothers Big Sisters to his estate plans.  In previous years the agency has honored Clint Pearce, Bill Jodry, Carol Florence and Hal Sweasey.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Most children they serve are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.  As a part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, they make meaningful, monitored friendships between adult volunteers and children.  Funding provides for a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that participating children will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. For more information on volunteering or contributing to Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 781-3226, or log onto www.slobigs.org.