Meet our Member Spotlight for September: Ali Iezzi, Community Relations and Events Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region.
In 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters was formed to provide services to children through mentoring relationships. Today, nearly 300 children per year receive valuable, one-to-one mentoring services. The mission of BBBSLR is attained through unique programming options that are individualized for each child and volunteer. Staff take great care in matching together a child and volunteer with similar interests and hobbies.
As Community Relations and Events Director, Ali develops relationships and presence in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. She also plans and executes various events for the agency, from guest bartender nights to bowling and golf fundraisers, in addition to helping to create campaigns to raise awareness about and involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region.
“I love my work because of the people,” Ali says. “Big people- the mentors, the donors, and other adults, and because of the little people, the children- in and out of our program. I enjoy meeting everyone and sharing in their stories.”
What does Ali enjoy most about being involved with the Chamber? She says, “I have met so many amazing people through the chamber! The events that are hosted have allowed me to connect, learn, and grow with my peers and with myself. I have been able to help our agency and in the process, I have made so many wonderful friends.”
When she’s not working, Ali is a mom and a coach. She has 4 children, ranging in age from 21 to 7, and they keep her quite busy. She coaches ladies soccer at a club level at Hotspurs Soccer Club and at a middle school level at Gateway School District. When she’s not running children to practices, events and appointments, or coaching, she enjoys crafting and family game nights.
Find out more at www.bbbslr.org.