Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is proud to recognize Mr. Steven M. Greenwood for his many ongoing contributions to the agency, which have ranged from the generosity of annual giving, to his prior service as a long time member of its Board of Directors, to a serving as a Big Brother, a mentor to a youth facing adversity. In recognition of his commitment of service, BBSVC will present Mr. Greenwood with its Outstanding Community Partner award.
The Lewis Greenwood Foundation, of which Mr. Greenwood is an associate, delivers a substantial gift to BBSVC every year. The funds donated by the Foundation directly provide BBSVC resources it needs to identify, screen, train, and match adult role models – mentors, or “Bigs” – in Ventura County who can be matched with youth facing adversity. In serving community youth, mentors help break negative cycles such as drug or alcohol abuse, poverty, or gang violence, and help their mentees – or “Littles” – discover a brighter future through education, career goals, and, of course, fun activities that they may bond over.
“Steve has been a hands-on advocate for BBSVC for many years, and truly understands the importance and impact of our mentoring programs in the community,” says BBSVC CEO Lynne West. “His service has gone above and beyond his extraordinary generosity, including a long tenure as a Board Director, and one of the most important roles that one can hold in our agency: he has been a Big Brother not once, but twice.”
The BBSVC Board of Directors, Presidents’ Council, and staff offer their most heartfelt congratulations and thanks to Steve for all of his support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) has been connecting Bigs and Littles in professionally-supported, one-to- one mentoring relationships in Ventura County and neighboring communities since 1970. Facilitating more than 1,500 mentoring matches annually between community or school-based volunteers and youth ages 6-21 years old, BBSVC is committed to bringing their life-changing program to every child in Ventura County who needs it. BBSVC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends on private donors for 75% of its funding.