Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) hosted its annual Big Event, “Big Event 2020: A Taste in Hollywood” at Neuehouse Hollywood on February 6, 2020. The program showcased the agency’s impactful work over the past 105 years, as well as new innovative programming.
The Big Event successfully raised more than $300,000 with notable supporters including The Johnny Carson Foundation and City National Bank.
JBBBSLA’s CEO, Randy Schwab, is optimistic about the future of the agency. He notes, “Each year we serve over 2,000 kids from different backgrounds, races, religions, and socio-economic status. They each face unique struggles but have one thing in common: they come to us to help give them hope. From age 6 to college and beyond, we help shape them to be thriving adults by providing dependable mentors, college scholarships, teen programs, social justice camps, and other life-changing experiences. This year we want to do even more. We want to help more kids in Los Angeles get the chance at a different, better future.”
The event, which kicked off with cocktails and dining, honored Mark Kuperstock with the Inspiration Award for his incredible service as a Big Brother, Board Member, and recent Board President.
JBBBSLA’s mission is to assist children in achieving their full potential by providing impactful programs that facilitate lasting relationships and support positive youth development. JBBBSLA also owns and operates Camp Bob Waldorf, a 112-acre residential camp and retreat center in the Verdugo Hills of Glendale.