SACRAMENTO – May 1, 2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento has appointed Theresa Scherber as Chief Executive Officer effective May 8, 2017.
“With the increased need in the Sacramento Region for mentoring programs supporting our youth’s ability to succeed and thrive, this is the perfect time for Theresa Scherber to become BBBS of the Greater Sacramento Area’s next CEO,” said Dale Waldschmitt, BBBS of the Greater Sacramento Area Board Chairman. “Theresa’s strong foundation of creativity, commitment, management, collaboration and relationship-building with the region’s stakeholders is exactly what we need as the organization enters the next chapter of serving the region’s youth in impactful ways.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead this important organization and work with the talented staff, mentors, youth, volunteers and community partners to propel the organization forward and make a positive impact for our children in the Sacramento region,” said Scherber. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento presents exciting challenges and opportunities for fostering growth and enhancing programs dedicated to the success of the region’s youth.”
Scherber most recently was the Senior Director of Development for Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, where over the course of six years (2011-2017) she held numerous leadership roles and was responsible for all individual, corporate and foundation fund development within a 37-county Chapter region. During her time at Make-A-Wish, Scherber helped grow the annual budget by more than 98% in just 4 years.
Prior to Make-A-Wish, Scherber was the Senior Business Development Director at the American Heart and Stroke Association. Scherber received her B.A. in Communications from the University of California, Davis in 2004.
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA
For over 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sister of the Greater Sacramento Area has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers “Bigs” and children “Littles,” ages eight through 18. Our mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with impactful mentors. It is our vision that successful mentoring relationships can be achieved for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.