Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) is pleased to announce Jeffrey Schwartzberg, Senior Executive Director of Colliers International LI Inc., as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Incorporated in 1977, BBBSLI matches "bigs" and "littles" to form "meaningful, professionally supported matches." Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with "strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever."
BBBSLI serves Long Island from their Levittown office, located at 70 Acorn Ln. in The E. David Woycik Jr. Building. They also have offices in Suffolk County in Islandia, and in Hampton Bays.
As a member of the Board of Directors the past nine years, Schwartzberg has been a "consistent source of leadership and commitment."
“Jeff is a dedicated supporter of our agency’s mission,” said Bill Tymann, BBBSLI CEO. “He is greatly inspired by the children in our program and as the new Chairman of the Board, will champion the growth and development of our agency to support a greater number of youth who need us here on Long Island.”
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Schwartzberg has shared his time and energies during BBBSLI’s annual Holiday for Kids’ Sake program, having donated and delivered gifts to the door steps of BBBSLI families for over a decade. He has also participated in and raised funds for the BBBSLI Walk for Kids’ Sake 5K since its inception in 2009.
As a member and past President of the Board of Directors for the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS), he played an instrumental role in the naming of the CIBS conference room at BBBSLI headquarters in Levittown in 2011. Schwartzberg, along with fellow BBBSLI Board member Tom Slome, also recently co-founded Cruisin’ for Kids’, a fundraising event that will launch this fall.
Schwartzberg holds a position on the BBBSLI Donation Center Board of Directors where he serves to support and enhance the operations of the clothing donation facility which largely supports the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. He is a former member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and previously served the village of Roslyn Estates as Chairman of the Zoning Board. He currently serves as the Mayor of the Village of Roslyn Estates, where he lives with his wife, two sons and Dachshund, Puma.
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, please visit their website at www.bbbsli.org.