Tom Stevenson, Chair
Cash Connect Division, WSFS Bank
Director of Engineering and Facilities
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Senior Manager, Corporate Community Alliances
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Senior Vice President
Grubb & Ellis Company
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Bill Ward, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Education
Executive Director, The Partnership, Inc.
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
David Ring, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Delmar School District
The Business Mentoring Alliance is a collaboration between the Delaware Mentoring Council (DMC) and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC).
The DMC has partnered with the DSCC in support of its mission to provide a mentor for every youth in Delaware who needs one. Since its establishment, the DMC has had the broad support and participation of the business community. In 2003, the DSCC and the DMC partnered to form the Business Mentoring Task Force to explore ways to increase involvement of businesses in the mentoring initiative by increasing recruitment, advocacy and support for mentoring programs across the state. In July 2006, the Business Mentoring Task Force became the Business Mentoring Alliance to continue its mission of developing and implementing strategies to increase and sustain business community involvement in one-to-one mentoring of Delaware's youth.
How can businesses make a difference?
Many companies in Delaware have already stepped up to the plate with mentoring. They recognize the valuable resources they have to offer as employers, and they make the effort to share those resources with their community. So, why should a company become involved in mentoring? Because involvement will benefit their community's youth, their employees and even their own bottom line.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Business Mentoring Alliance, please contact Tom Stevenson, Chairperson, at 302-283-4100.