BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF LONG ISLAND BOARD MEMBER TIMOTHY FOLEY RECEIVES BANK OF AMERICA’S GLOBAL VOLUNTEER AWARD
Long Island, NY (November, 2022) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) congratulates longtime Board Member and volunteer Timothy Foley for receiving the prestigious Global Volunteer Award from Bank of America.
Serving on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island for four years and volunteering for more than a decade, Foley’s focus is on helping children in the community reach their potential through meaningful one-on-one volunteer mentoring relationships. In changing the course of these children’s lives, he knows we can positively impact the community leading to reduced poverty and unemployment, higher graduation rates, and safer schools and neighborhoods. He has helped lead the nonprofit through a strategic planning process and served as the first co-chair of its diversity committee.
“We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have Tim involved in our organization in such a big way. He brings years of dedication and passion to our mission and has helped to create meaningful relationships throughout his time on the Board. We are proud of this incredible accomplishment and congratulate him on being selected as one of Bank of America’s Global Volunteers.” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island CEO, Mark Cox.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island plays a vital role preparing young people in our communities for the future,” said Foley. “This award is a testament to the work of all volunteers, staff, and Board Members who do so much for kids on Long Island. Bank of America’s commitment to supporting teammates’ volunteer efforts is a model for all. I look forward to seeing my colleagues continue to make a positive impact on Long Island.”
Foley is a Senior Client Manager for Global Commercial Bank at Bank of America.
The 2022 Global Volunteer Award is Bank of America’s most distinguished award for volunteerism. Recipients are recognized for their leadership, their ability to make a meaningful impact, and for the exceptional contributions they are making to advance the ideals of diversity, inclusion, equality, and volunteerism. Foley was one of 79 bank employees across the globe selected to receive this award.
The pandemic proved a tremendous test for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and as a Board member, Foley worked long hours to help ensure that the organization remained financially sound, while remaining connected to the volunteers and Littles despite a long pause on in-person meetings. A volunteer since high school, he acknowledges his life has been very fortunate and feels a responsibility to contribute to his community to leave it in a better place. Supporting mentoring and seeing up close the profound impact Bigs have on Littles is an easy “yes.”