Women on the Verge

Have fun with a purpose and learn more about this group that will harness the power of women in our community and bring attention to the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters Broward County.

Our Beginning

Our group Women on the Verge was not established as a fundraising group per se, but through our $100 annual membership fee, raffles at every event, entrance fees from non-members, and donations from some of our event hosts, we raised over $34,000 that went to general operating expenses.  That’s enough money to maintain 22 Big/Little Matches for an entire year!   We are proud to say that because of the generosity of our sponsors, we did not have any expenses related to producing any of our events.

The BankUnited Legacy Scholarship Fund

Going forward, any money raised through the efforts of Women on the Verge will be deposited in the BankUnited Legacy Scholarship Fund.  Mary Harris, then Sr. Vice President of Marketing at BankUnited, kicked off this fund with an initial donation from BankUnited of $10,000 and another $10,000 the following year.

The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to give high school students enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program scholarship assistance and educational support towards a degree or certification program.

The fund seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Students/Scholars by ensuring that low-income young adults have affordable access to a quality post-secondary education that is tailored to their individual needs and educational goals that lead to timely completion of a degree or certificate with labor-market value.

Women on the Verge LittleBig GlamSlam Fashion Show Raises $55K for Littles

The Women on the Verge LittleBig GlamSlam Fashion Show (a fabulous evening of fun, fashion, glamour and glitz) raised $55,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County’s BankUnited Legacy Scholarship Fund, which offers higher education and vocational opportunities for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ kids.

Models competed for top honors as “Woman on the Verge” and “Man on the Edge” by fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Malena Mendez-Dorn, Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, won a razor-thin race with Mary Harris, SVP of BankUnited. The “Man on the Edge” winner was Chad Van Horn, a Big Brothers Big Sisters board member and statewide “BIG of the Year.”

Are you a Woman on the Verge…

…of a Girls’ Night Out?

…of a Breakthrough?

…of Making a Difference?

…of Sharing a Passion?

…of Fun with a Purpose?

If you answered yes to any of these, you need to join Women on the Verge!