December 8, 2019

Brendan C. Kane, Board President, and Liz Catucci, Development Chairperson, achieve their goal of raising $100,000 in 100 days

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

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Cranston- Brendan C. Kane, President and Principal of Peregrine Property Management in Rumford, Rhode Island has served as President of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) since 2017. At the end of this year, Kane will step down from this position and pass the torch to another. As we have closed in on the end of the 100 days he wants to thank all who answered his call and became members of the 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters President’s Circle.

This year with pledges and gifts from friends and contacts, Kane and Liz Catucci, Business Development Manager at PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, and Chairperson of BBBSRI’s Development Committee have met their collective goal of $100,000 in 100 days. This outstanding show of support will provide Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island with the necessary funds to provide the youth of Rhode Island with professionally supported mentors who will work to defend their potential for years to come.

A special thank you and recognition goes to Tom Furey of Furey Roofing, board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and longtime advocate for youth mentoring, for helping us reach our $100,000 goal. This year, his event, Welcome to Summer, an annual beach party at Bonnet Shores, being held on June 15, 2019 at 7:30pm will partially benefit the 2019 President’s Circle.

“We are thrilled to have such committed and dedicated volunteer Board Members like Kane and Catucci,” said George Evans Marley, Director of Development at BBBSRI. “Their hard work and dedication will go to improve the lives of the children in our community and drive Big Brothers Big Sisters mission.”

Currently there are approximately 130,000 children in Rhode Island who could benefit from having an adult mentor in their life and 90% of the children BBBSRI serves are at or below the poverty line. Volunteering as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple is more than just a rewarding experience for the child; it’s a rewarding experience for all those involved. It’s knowing what you are doing today will positively impact the future. To volunteer your time, learn more about our programs, or about our upcoming event, Welcome to Summer, visit www.BigsRI.org or call 401.921.2434, today!

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