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In 2012, former Board Member Ryan Rink and Micheal Lawrence met to discuss different ways Ryan could help support BBBSKC. Earlier that year, the agency had been awarded the Chiefs Charity Game and Ryan had joined the fundraising committee for the event. He thought it would be simple to go out and get a couple of $50,000 sponsors and be the rock star of the committee. He quickly found out that is easier said than done, hence the impromptu meeting with Micheal. Over the course of this meeting (and a couple of beers), the Big Corporate Club was formed, originally to raise funds for the Chiefs Charity Game benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Today, the group has evolved from supporting this three-year event to supporting the agency year round.

The Big Corporate Club is a group of business leaders from small-to-mid sized companies working together to support BBBSKC and make a large impact for children in need in Kansas City. The leaders of these companies pay annual dues and get their companies involved with the agency. In return, they have opportunities to come together and learn from each other. They meet quarterly to network and share workplace best practices while partaking in fun perks throughout the year. Because of the Corporate Club, members are working together, not only to support BBBS, but to also support each other through their newly-formed friendships.

It is not only the leaders of the companies who support BBBSKC, but also their employees. Each Corporate Club member has employees who have become involved with the agency by becoming Bigs, Match Makers, event volunteers and some of our very best Bowl for Kids’ Sake participants.

Last year, the Big Corporate Club raised more than $270,000 and had 342 employees participate in BBBSKC programs and events. This is a group of companies and individuals that truly make a significant difference in the lives of children enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Not too shabby for a group that was created over a couple of beers.

The Big Corporate Club
The Big Corporate Club

Thank you to our 2017 Big Corporate Club members:

AT Industries

Austin Nichols

Mobank/BOK Financial

BKD

Heritage Tractor

Hoefer Wysocki

Long and Robinson

Mazuma

Holladay Distillery

Morgan Hunter

Office Products Alliance

Principal Financial Group

SnapIT Solutions

Taylor Forge

The Lipari Team, UBS

The Purple Guys

Truss

Two West Advisors

If you are interested in joining Corporate Club please contact Tiffany Bruce, Tiffany@bbbskc.org or 816-777-2872