The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University–Camden honored Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties President/CEO Donna Bennett as Non Profit Sector South Jerseyan of the Year at the 15th Annual Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner.
This award was presented in recognition of the agency’s storied and impressive success in uplifting the youth of South Jersey through mentorship and community engagement.
Donna Bennett received her Bachelors of Science in Visual Communications from the University of Delaware and worked as an Art Director in an advertising agency prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters. She became President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties in 1992 after serving as a volunteer. During her tenure, the organization experienced annual revenue and program growth. In 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 387 children (304 through one-to-one mentoring and 83 through special event activities).
Ms. Bennett was a founding advisory member and alumni member of the first graduating class of Leadership Cumberland County. In 2010, Ms. Bennett served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Brand Protection and Standards Task Force. In 2004 Donna received the Liberty Bell Award awarded by the Cumberland County Bar Association and in 2008 received the CEO of the Year Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.