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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island Announces Taylor Millspaugh as New Director of Development

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island has promoted Taylor Millspaugh to Director of Development and Community Relations. 

    “I am proud to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. My new role allows me to combine my passion for relationship building, creating community partnerships, fundraising, repurposing secondhand clothing, and helping kids,” said Millspaugh.  
    Taylor has been at BBBSRI since 2015 and has had experience in each department of the organization. She is a true representation of the importance of mentoring.  Under the guidance of CEO Katje Afonseca, Taylor has had numerous opportunities to grow and thrive at the agency.  Her most recent position was Business Development Manager for the Donation Center.  She was responsible for an increase of 55% in donation bin placements across the state, and created partnerships with over 18 municipalities in Rhode Island. Donation bin placements bring funds for BBBSRI but also for more than 65 partner non-profit organizations.  In her new position Taylor has already seen great success, strengthening existing relationships, forging new partnerships, and creating innovative ideas for revenue streams, like adding advertisement opportunities to the back of the organization’s fleet of trucks.
    “Our mission is mentoring.  We are proud to have provided guidance and support to Taylor along her career at BBBSRI that has enabled her to grow into this important role within the organization,” said BBBSRI Chief Executive Officer Katje Afonseca.  “Taylor is passionate about providing support to young people in Rhode Island and this passion is sure to translate into growth for the organization.”
    Taylor is a graduate of Rhode Island College in Providence where she received her bachelor of science in Criminal Justice. 
    In her new role as BBBSRI’s Director of Development and Community Relations, she will be responsible for leading and expanding BBBSRI’ fundraising and community outreach efforts. 

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Rhode Island. The largest and oldest youth mentoring organization in the state, BBBSRI serves children and youth 7 - 18 years of age by pairing them in structured mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers.  Mentoring is one of the most effective means of positively influencing the future of a child.  

    If you are interested in donating, sponsoring, mentoring, or learning more, email: events@bigsri.org 

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