The head of capital markets at the Laidlaw & Company investment bank, James “Jim” Ahern has supported the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay for many years. As part of his activities at the non-profit organization, James “Jimmy” Ahern serves on the board of overseers of the Massachusetts Bay Big Brothers and Big Sisters Foundation and holds the title of vice chair of its annual golf classic fundraiser.
Committed to providing children with positive role models, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has faced a shortage of male mentors, known as Big Brothers, in 2019. The organization held a successful campaign to recruit male mentors for 30 young boys in the Cape Cod and the Islands region in March that resulted in 35 new Big Brothers signing up. In June, it held the “30 Guys in 30 Days” campaign for Waltham and nearby communities.
In a statement, Terry McCarron, vice president of program services at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, said the organization’s service territory continues to grow, which causes both the number of children it serves and those on its waitlist to increase. The group will continue its efforts to recruit Big Brothers so no child will have to go without a positive mentor. Interested parties can learn more on its website, bbbsmb.org.