For this event, enjoy a glass of wine and share exceptional cuisine with Marcus Allen, the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, the Greater Philadelphia region’s largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization, serving children in Southeastern PA and Southern NJ.
In April of 2013, Allen became the first African American CEO in BBBS Independence Region’s celebrated 100-year history. He has significantly grown the Agency as measured by number of children served, revenue generation from donors and programs and overall visibility. As a result, Allen now manages the largest one-to-one mentoring program in the Commonwealth and the third largest Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency in the nation.
Allen is a visionary leader, spending much of his time and effort defining how BBBS Independence can have an even greater impact on the over 200,000 children facing adversity in the Greater Philadelphia region. Having experienced both urban and rural poverty as a child in a single-parent home, Allen believes it is the responsibility of BBBS Independence Region to ensure that every child has an opportunity to reach their highest potential, and knows firsthand that one-to-one mentoring is a major part of the solution. When Allen was only nine years old and in the third grade, he met his lifelong coach and mentor who began to lay the foundation for him to attend college and escape poverty. Allen’s mission is to break these prevalent cycles our youth are facing through ongoing innovation and collaboration in quality youth mentoring programs and relationships.
Dine & Dish, presented by Realtor Michelle Leonard, will begin with a “meet and greet” reception, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by award winning chef Joe Monnich and his culinary team.
Tickets are available for $50 per person. Ticket price includes the complimentary glass of sparkling wine, three courses, tax and tip. Seating is limited to 50 people and must be reserved in advance.