Pam Iorio

President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

“I’m so honored to be here. I’ve heard so much about this great event and I bet every single person in this room has had a mentor in their life — at least one — that has changed the trajectory of their life in so many ways. “We do a great job at Big Brothers Big Sisters with statistics and data, and we can tell you that a child who is mentored after one year does better in school, displays fewer risky behaviors, and knows that they have a caring adult in their life.

“When you get out there, and you defend the potential of a young person, you ignite that potential, you empower that potential. This is how we make the world better and this is how we make our country stronger and better. I love the mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

“I thank you for your generosity. What you do and what this Federated Challenge does is unlike anything else that goes on anywhere in the country. You’re a remarkable group of givers; all of you have big hearts and you’re making a big difference in the lives of a lot of young people.”

Published Date:February 15, 2019

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