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June 06, 2017

U.S. News

Nerium to Sponsor Big Brothers, Big Sisters National Conference

Addison, Texas-based Nerium International and the Nerium Ripple Foundation will be a Gold Sponsor for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s (BBBSA) National Conference, which will be held June 25–29 in San Diego, California. This will be the fifth consecutive year that the global relationship marketing company has served as an official sponsor of the conference.

The annual conference is BBBSA’s weeklong event where BBBSA affiliates come together from across the country to learn, share best practices and inspire one another. The theme of this year’s conference is Powering BIG Futures. The Opening General Session Luncheon is sponsored by Nerium.

BBBSA was founded in 1904. The organization’s work has provided much-needed guidance for America’s at-risk youth, young girls and boys, many of whom live in single-parent households or face academic or social challenges. There are more than 26,000 young people on waiting lists to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Since their partnership began in 2012, Nerium has contributed more than $4.2 million to BBBSA. The company chose the organization as its key philanthropic partner because Nerium believes in the power of relationships and personal development and also encourages the spirit of entrepreneurship with its Independent Brand Partners.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters helps at-risk youth to focus on their goals and dream big, and empowers them to become all they can be,” said Nerium Ripple Foundation President and Chair Amber Olson Rourke. “The organization is in complete alignment with what we stand for at Nerium International with our philosophy of Making People Better.”

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is grateful for Nerium International’s commitment to our mission and support of our National Conference,” said Pam Iorio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO. “The conference is a highlight of the year for our affiliates—a time for celebration, inspiration and training for more than 600 affiliate leaders.”

In January 2016 Nerium was recognized by BBBSA as the organization’s largest corporate fundraising partner. During the previous year, the company, through its charitable arm, the Nerium Ripple Foundation, donated $1.3 million to BBBSA. In June 2015, Nerium was awarded the BBBSA Top Partnership Award.