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We know that many North Bay families, volunteers, board, and staff have been impacted by the Sonoma and Napa fires, and we will do everything we can to support them through this difficult time.

Dear Friend:

I am thrilled to announce that our Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area community is expanding, as we have officially merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay. Now a unified organization serving children from nine counties in the Greater Bay Area -- Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma -- our combined programs and staff will centralize key functions and operations, headquartered in San Francisco.

We will be retaining all of our local offices in Oakland, Milpitas, San Rafael and American Canyon. Most of the North Bay staff will be joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and all staff will continue to support our adult volunteers and provide oversight to our programs. They will also continue to recruit new volunteer Bigs according to the diverse needs of each of our regions, and will work with each new and continuing match to provide ongoing support.

The decision to merge has come after many months of discussions and due diligence by the Boards and senior staff of both organizations. We welcome the addition to our Board and Staff, which will provide the organization with additional resources, broader skills, stronger relationships, and an increased ability to serve children and families in the greater Bay Area.

We are committed to ensuring the continuance of our mentorship model as we join forces to better serve our Bay Area community. We are excited about increasing our program, administrative and fund development capacity through our combined organization. Most importantly, we will have the ability to serve more youth through locally-managed programs with the support of a strong, unified Board, Executive Team, and staff. For more information about our merger, please refer to our official press release. We look forward to sharing our progress with you as as the new year unfolds.

All My Best,

Dawn Kruger
Chief Executive Officer

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