Charlotte, NC – Donna Y. Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC), has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women by South Charlotte Weekly. This recognition highlights Dunlap’s outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector and her exceptional leadership qualities.
Dunlap has been an influential figure in the nonprofit industry for over a decade. As the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, she has made significant strides in revolutionizing mentorship programs and empowering the youth to fulfill their potential. Her strategic direction and innovative mindset have created an environment where mentorship thrives, resulting in transformative outcomes for local youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a unique 100 + year old, non-profit organization (a recent recipient of the 2022 BBBS Pinnacle Award – for being one of the best agencies to offer one-to-one mentoring programs) that provides children who are at risk with the opportunity to realize their full potential through meaningful one-to-one mentoring relationships. Dunlap’s commitment and relentless dedication to creating positive change have led to remarkable achievements within the organization. Under her leadership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has expanded its reach, serving more youth in need and fostering life-changing mentorship relationships. In 2019, BBBSCC qualified for both the coveted Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award and Gold Standard Award. Additionally, in 2022, BBBSCC celebrated its 50th anniversary of service in the region.
South Charlotte Weekly’s recognition of Donna Dunlap as one of the 100 Most Influential Women solidifies her status as a trailblazer in the nonprofit sector and is a notable milestone. The selection process for this prestigious list is competitive, making Dunlap’s inclusion a true testament to her unparalleled impact and influence in the community.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Since 1972, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has been providing mentors (Bigs) for children (Littles) in this region. In 2022 the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary while serving nearly 1,000 children in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and York counties through traditional community and school-based mentoring and innovative specialty programs that connect caring adults with local children in meaningful one-to-one relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas and get involved as a mentor, volunteer, donor, or community partner, visit www.bbbscentralcarolinas.org.