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April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

i have served on the board of this organization for several years. I am humbled by the difference this agency has made in the county. Bowl for Kids Sake is my favorite event as we are able to see the community come together and at the same time see some of the \youth that we serve.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing a young man who was once a little now serving in the US military come back to a large event and talk about how much BBBS has meant to him and his life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make more people aware of the life changing effect this organization has made in the life of our community.

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

I have truly enjoyed being a part of this organization for the past several years. I started in the Local Hero Program at a local elementary school and then became a board member and then a Big Sister. I know that I am helping the child I am mentoring. We have both grown through our relationship over the past 3 years and I look forward to being a part of her life for the next 8 years of our journey and hopefully beyond. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County touches the lives of so many in our community. I believe that is evident in our ability to raise record amounts of money to support our agency year after year. The community has really embraced our organization and we are so grateful for everyone's continued support especially through the difficult economic times in recent years. The children of this community would not be the same without our chapter of BBBS.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the changes in my Little Sister and also being a part of our events. Bowl For Kids Sake was amazing this year!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask National to stop imposing such cumbersome requirements to remain a chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

I have been associated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County since the early 1990's both as a Board Member and as a Big Brother. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, volunteers(both in the field and my fellow Board members), and the community, BBBS of Cass County continues to provide much needed mentoring services to at-risk children in Cass County both through traditional matches and school programs when such is needed more than ever. We have survived hard economic times thanks to those mentioned above when all other local BBBS agencies have sadly had to close.

We remain focused on "one child at a time" and the payoff is when an adult comes back and tells us that he or she was a "Little" here and how their life was positively impacted. Small Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies must not be allowed to disappear!

John S. Damm

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As both a Big and as a Board member. I have seen children directly benefit from good adult mentoring.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help ensure that such a small agency is not saddled with the undue regulations and fees that may be more appropriate for a large metropolitan agency but which merely interfere with service provision for our small town agencies.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was asked to be on the Board in 1991 or thereabouts.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Financial sustainability so that we can provide much needed services to a community in dire need of mentoring for at-risk children.

What is its top priority in the long run?

The same as above. These are dangerous times for small not-for-profit entities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

This organization touches the lives of so many. I truly believe our Bowl For Kids Sake benefits the participants as much as the organization. I see bonding among groups, schools, co-workers, and youth. I truly believe the amount a "big" touches the child's life is unmeasurable.

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that many community memebers would enjoy being part of this organization in any capacity.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I teach high school dance and have seen some students who have been positively affected by their mentor.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Less financial requirements by national organization. The amount it costs small communities almost makes it impossible.

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

I have been a board member with BBBS Cass Co for several years and have really enjoyed the experience. Bowl for Kids Sake is my favorite community event. It's amusing how the communtiy pulls together every year to support BBBS with BFKS and other events through out the year. This year a little came to BFKS to tell his story on how BBBS had changed his life. It means alot to hear these stories and how the program really works!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've witness littles growth through the program.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reaching out to serve more littles and finding more volunteers.

April 21, 2011

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April 21, 2011

In working in the local school corporation for over 15 years, I have seen the impact of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in our schools and with our students. When I had the opportunity to join the board this year, I was honored. I worked the annual Bowl for Kids Sake, which was great. I was extremely impressed by the support of the community and money raised. The organization does an excellent job in assisting the youth of Cass County. A lot of people count on BBBS! Chris and her staff are great. I look forward to continue to work for such a great organization and community.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the students in our schools and community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help the organization find more money.

April 21, 2011

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April 21, 2011

I am currently a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and have served for the past four months. Although my time associated with this organization has been short it has been easy to jump right in with as much support I can offer. I say that because it is such a great organization with great people volunteering. I recently had the pleasure to work at one of their largest fund raisers of the year bowl for kids' sake and the response from that event for BBBS was unbelievable! It was very obvious that the Logansport community supports BBBS. Keep up the good work!!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing a young man who was once a little now serving in the US military come back to a large event and talk about how much BBBS has meant to him and his life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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