City of Potential Awards Breakfast

City of Potential Awards Breakfast

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga (BBBS) at the 2nd Annual City of Potential Awards Breakfast, where we will honor the champions of mentoring: the individuals and organizations who are creating opportunity and impacting lives through one-to-one mentoring engagement. Because the event recognizes outstanding service and commitment, we are soliciting nominations from across the community and have convened a diverse committee of volunteers and local leaders who will be responsible for reviewing submissions and selecting award winners. BBBS will present several awards that salute the contributions of individual mentors, corporate mentors, and mentoring programs.

Awards

Chris Ramsey Mentoring Legacy Award
This award was established in memory of Big Brother and Community Leader, Chris Ramsey. This recognizes an individual whose long-standing commitment to mentoring has impacted the life of multiple individuals and whose life represents the ideals that defined Chris Ramsey.

FINALISTS:

  • Rev. Edward Ellis, III - Diversity Partnerships Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga and senior pastor of Mt. Peria Baptist Church
  • Dr. William Terry Ladd, III - Hamilton County educator and senior pastor of First Baptist Church
  • Troy Rogers - City of Chattanooga and co-founder of The Lighthouse Collective



Excellence in Mentoring Award
This award recognizes a mentor whose consistency, commitment, advocacy, and creativity have made a critical, long-lasting impact on the life of a mentee. This mentor should be a champion of those that they formally or informally mentor and should be a person who generously shares their valuable time to be accessible to those they mentor.  

FINALISTS:

  • Ken Jones - Senior Director of Procurement, EPB
  • Sandra Heymann - Vice president of Marketing, CBL
  • Dr. Elaine Swafford - Chief Executive Officer of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and Montessori Elementary at Highland Park



Accelerating Potential Award
This award celebrates the organizations and people who are creatively and strategically implementing mentoring into new communities. The award recognizes those whose bold initiatives and entrepreneurial spirits are harnessing the power of mentoring to improve outcomes.

FINALISTS:

  • Mary Ann Davidson Morton and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Percy Garcia–Rosell, Senior Director of Finance and Business Analytics, United Way
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.