The 2014 Magical Circle honorees are:
Hilina Ajakaiye, Operations Manager, Stop & Shop, New England Division
Dennis Littky, Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Big Picture Company, The Met School, and College Unbound
Ingrid Tolentino, Vice President, MetLife Auto & Home
Jim Vincent, President, NAACP Providence Branch, and Compliance Officer, RIPTA
In addition, Bonney B. Sevellon, will be this years recipient of the annual Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is Given to a person who is a pioneer in his or her field, whose volunteer or career work has impacted the lives of countless people. As the Executive Director of Big Sisters of Rhode Island in 1997, she pioneered BBBSOS existing relationship with Savers and developed The Big Sisters Fund. Incorporated as a solely owned subsidiary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (separate 501(c) 3), more commonly known as the Donation Center, the Fund was formed to collect gently used clothing and household items and the proceeds fund BBBSOS mentoring programs.
The inductees will be honored at BBBSOSs annual gala on June 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Goat Island in Newport. The event, themed An Evening in Paris, will feature a signature cocktail, amazing aerialists, unique auction items and a delicious French-inspired feast. Dance the night away to the sounds of Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Tickets and additional information about the event are available through the events website: www.TheBigNightOut.org.
Proceeds from The Big Night Out: An Evening in Paris will be used to support the mentoring relationships for over 500 children throughout Rhode Island.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Islands leading mentoring organization and has been serving boys and girls in Rhode Island for over 45 years. Persons interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program can log on to the agencys website www.BBBSOS.org or call (401) 921-2434.