The 2017 BIG Celebration – Our ‘BIG’gest Success!
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted our Annual BIG Celebration at the renowned Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to recognize our Bigs of the Year and celebrate their achievements, highlight the value of mentoring, reinforce the importance of our mission and help fundraise for our life-changing programs. BBBSNCA raised in excess of $225,000 in support of their mentoring programs at the BIG Celebration.
There were 255 guests in attendance, including board members; sponsors; our emcee, Alison Starling, of WJLA TV-7; and our keynote speaker and two time Superbowl winner and former Redskins player, Dexter Manley. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a formal dinner. During the program, we showed a newly created promotional video, featuring our 2016 Big Brother of the Year, Brian O’Neill and his two grown-up Littles, Mike and Jose (click here to view!). We also hosted a Live Auction and ended our evening with our awards ceremony recognizing our Big Brother of the Year, Warren Christopher, and Big Sister of the Year, Kendall Adams. As each of them joined Starling on stage, they were accompanied by their Littles, Adrianna and Mason.
To view photos from the evening, click here!