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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Welcomes Teresa Taft

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is pleased to announce the addition of Teresa Taft to its dynamic team, as its Community Volunteer Recruiter. The organization will “end the wait,” by providing a positive role model in the life of a child who is waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister.

This opportunity has been made possible through the generosity of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. Teresa, a Florida native with extensive recruiting experience, graduated from Sarasota High School, State College of Florida, and the University of South Florida. Teresa comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters with 40 years of knowledge of our local community. Prior to joining the team, Teresa worked with General Mills for 18 years as a sales representative and account manager, and as the Major Gifts Coordinator for Suncoast Blood Bank.

Teresa brings recruitment experience from Suncoast Blood Bank, and she knows firsthand the value of mentoring, initially under the leadership of her parents and six elder siblings. During her first few weeks as Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Community Volunteer Recruiter, Teresa has already formed partnerships with three local organizations and recruited more than 20 new volunteers/mentors to the organization.  She is a member of the Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise and serves as the Chief of Staff for the Future District Governor.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has been matching youth in meaningful, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships with adult volunteers who defend their potential and help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. This past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served over 1,800 youth across a 10 county footprint. Learn how to get involved at

Photo Caption: Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes new staff member Teresa Taft as its Community Volunteer Recruiter

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