Board Member Mark Rutherford had a personal goal of raising $1 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters through our annual golf tournament. As an active (and competitive!) member of the golf committee, Mark has not only achieved this ambitious milestone but also helped us earn a place on the OCBJ list of top golf tournaments in OC.
After eight years, Mark is stepping off our board of directors — leaving behind an incredible legacy. It has been our honor and privilege to have Mark in our mentoring corner. He is a tireless advocate for the potential of youth and never forgets that every dollar changes lives for our most vulnerable communities. He’s championed college and career success for our high school students, introduced us to some of our most valued Workplace Mentoring partners and has personally mentored multiple members of our professional staff.
“More than a rainmaker, Mark was a mentor to me and many others,” says Laura Marcum, VP of programs. “His wit, wisdom and willingness to fundraise ‘for the kids’ will remain an inspiration to all of us. Long live the Guru of Golf!”