Detroit, Michigan – July 16, 2014: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s Board of Directors has announced that Dara Munson has tendered her resignation as President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, effective August 1, 2014. Having served in this capacity for over seven (7) years, Dara Munson has been responsible for leading the local affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer and donor-supported mentoring network for youth, ages 7 to 18. Her effective leadership and commitment to improving the circumstances for risk-adverse youth has positioned the agency to successfully provide transforming mentoring relationships for hundreds of youth throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

“I would like to express our gratitude for the outstanding work Dara has done during the past seven years for our mission, organization, and the youth of Metropolitan Detroit,” stated Dale Kirk, Board Chairman and Vice President of Engineering for Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. “Dara has truly helped change the lives of our Little’s for the better, forever. We wish Dara great success with her new opportunity.”

“I have always been an advocate for children but I've especially been drawn to issues affecting women and girls. It has been my honor to serve the metropolitan Detroit region as President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit for the past seven years,” stated Dara. “I am now thrilled to continue serving the community as chief operating officer at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. I look forward to the opportunity to help nearly 24,000 girls in the GSSEM service area build their courage, character and confidence. There is no greater investment than helping our young people find opportunities to realize their personal best while they positively impact society. My support and engagement with Big Brothers Big Sisters will not end with this transition. My experience as a donor and a Big has fueled my belief in this work, and I fully plan to continue my support of the Agency and youth served.”

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Directors has formed a search committee with plans to fill the position within 90 days.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey Report reinforces the mentoring program’s evidence base ofpositive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. And for forty years of service locally in the metropolitan Detroit community, Big Brothers Big Sisters maintains a stellar reputation of recruiting exemplary citizens to share positive experiences with metropolitan Detroit youth.  For more information call 313-309-0500, visit ourwww.bbbsdetroit.orgor follow us Twitter: @BigBroBigSisDet and Facebook: BBBSMetroDetroit.


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