2016 Big Black Tie Ball Raises Record-Breaking $563,000

November 2, 2016 - Dallas, Texas – At this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Black Tie Ball guests enjoyed a captivating performance by four-time Grammy Award nominated artist, Jewel. The heartfelt stories Jewel told from her real-life experiences had the audience laughing one moment and in tears the next. She shared the importance of having mentors in her life and how she values what Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing for so many children throughout Dallas. Prior to Jewel’s astonishing acoustic performance, guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and participated in a paddle gripping live and silent auction.

The night’s program also paid tribute to this year’s Honorary Corporate Partner, Nerium International, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest corporate fundraising partner in the United States. In addition to financial support, more than 300 Nerium International Independent Brand Partners and Employees volunteer to mentor children in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs nationwide.

This year’s Big Black Tie Ball, held at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas, raised $563,000. The record-breaking year will provide life-changing opportunities for numerous children across Dallas County. Click for Photos

“We would like to thank the 2016 Ball Chairs, Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber, and the members of the Host Committee, in addition to top sponsors: UPS, Highland Capital Management, NEX Bank, Hollman, Inc., Carol and Alan Bernon Family Foundation, Medical Practice Soultions, J. Anthony Group, Rent-A-Center, Masergy, McShan Florist, and FastSigns. Also, a special thank you to Jewel and Darryl Blackburn, who emceed this year’s event,” stated Bill Chinn, Big Brothers Big Sisters Dallas President.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star impacts approximately 6,500 children across Texas. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life at www.bbbstx.org

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