Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) recently held its 25th annual Legacy Awards Gala at The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead. Nearly 500 attendees enjoyed live performances by Grammy Award-winning artist Q Parker and violinist Richmond Punch, a special Bigs versus Littles game of “Family Feud” hosted by Cory “Zooman” Miller and a scholarship presented by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to BBBS alumna. The event raised over $850,000 through sponsorship, fundraising and live and silent auctions. The Legacy Awards honor leaders who have made remarkable contributions to their professions and have invested significantly in our community. The honorees are Ron Stewart, president and CEO of PRGX, and Mark W. Tipton, Georgia regional president of IberiaBank. BBBSMA’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The agency serves about 1,500 children from 12 metro Atlanta counties on an annual basis. Right: Children in the Big Brothers Big Sister of Metro Atlanta program, whose last names were not released to protect their privacy, gather with adults involved in it. First row from left, Layla, Blake Washington, Tiley, Tanya Devereaux and Yanireth. Second row from left, Alexander and Erica Tuff. Third row from left, Janovian Frye, Sydnee, Lauren Gillies and Kwame Johnson (president and CEO). Fourth row from left, Standre, Mark Beal, Jose and David Alexander. Fifth row from left, Desmond Brown and Jaron. Sixth row from left, Jason Griffin and Evan.

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