Started in 1988, Broome Leadership Institute is a GBEOP sponsored program that draws prospective leaders from a cross section of the community. Its purpose is to stimulate these promising individuals to work more effectively within their own spheres of interest and influence and to expand their civic and community activity. It seeks to foster a network of leaders who are committed to understanding and improving the quality of living in our region.
The BLI Alumni Association acts as a non-partisan forum to further the ideals and goals of the Broome Leadership Institute by engaging its graduates in community leadership education, communication, and opportunities for involvement.
The BLI Alumni Association
works together to:
- Provide education and networking opportunities for its members
- Support the Broome Leadership Institute Program
- Act as a conduit to community organizations seeking our alumni members for leadership and volunteer opportunities
- Annually recognize a BLI Alumni with the “Alumni of Distinction Award”
With over 600 graduates,
BLI gives back by:
- Offering the BLI Scholarship Fund, in memory of Michelle Curtin.
- Hosting annual community services fairs and providing half day training programs for local non-profits.
- Organizing regular alumni events to highlight our community.
- Providing a pool of qualified board members and volunteers for local non-profits.
- Meeting our community’s needs through group community service projects.
2020-2021 BLI Alumni Association Board
Mary Claire Truman – ’19
Kristina Albrecht – ’20
Kristina Albrecht, ’20
Chris Waters, ’18
Maria Cataldo, ’18
Stephen Dell’Aversano, ’17
Andrea Gregori, ’20
Susan Kuhn, ’17
Jeff Kurkoski, ’15
Katrina McMyne, ’19
Matthew Sheehan, ’13
Mary Sze-Tu, ’16
Nicole Travis, ’20
Nathan VanWhy, ’19
Renew your BLI Alumni Association Membership Today!
We are currently accepting 2022 Membership Dues and Scholarship Fund Contributions.
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- A network of community contacts with Leadership Event fees waived for you and a guest
- Attend social networking events at no cost (including Annual Alumni Mixer)
- Opportunity to attend Board meetings and current class sessions as a guest (no cost)
- Complimentary inclusion in the 2020 BLI Alumni Association Directory
- Ability to join BLI Alumni Association Board Committees
- New friendships and working relationships
- Receive advance notification community involvement opportunities
Membership Dues for the BLI Alumni Association are just $35 annually.
Your support as a member allows the values of the BLI program to continue in the years beyond graduation. Your BLI Alumni Association membership provides you with a tremendous opportunity to stay committed and connected to community involvement and provides access to our network of engaged business professionals.
- Your dues support the annual workshop for area non-profits attended by over 50 people.
- Provides support for the annual community service networking event helping non-profits connect to volunteers and board members.
- Enables support of community projects such as Canstruction of the Southern Tier: Broome County, which has raised over $30,000 and more than 43, 954 pounds of food (equivalent to 36,628 meals) for community organizations like CHOW.
Membership dues also support the BLI Scholarship Fund, in memory of Michelle Curtain from the Class of 2008.
The scholarship provides BLI applicants from non-profits and small businesses financial assistance for the program. Additional contributions can be made to the scholarship fund, separate from your Membership Dues.
DON’T DELAY & JOIN TODAY!!
Questions? Contact Maureen Breck at (607) 296-2112 or email.
BLI Alumni Board Meeting
February 27th, 2020 @ 8:00am
5 South College Dr
Speed Networking for a Cause
March 19th, 2020 @ 5:00pm-7:30pm
Holiday Inn Binghamton
2-8 Hawley St
Free for Chamber Members
$15.00 for Non-Members
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
BLI Hosts Kids CAN Build
2022 Kids CAN Build – May 1st-7th
What is Kids CAN Build?
Kids CAN Build, formerly Canstruction of the Southern Tier, is a community event hosted by the BLI Alumni Association that raises awareness about hunger. For this event, teams of school students compete to design and build giant structures made out of full cans of food.
Where will it take place?
Unlike Canstruction of the Southern Tier, which took place in the Oakdale Mall, the Kids CAN Build event will take place within various school buildings. We will then tie all of the groups’ efforts together with a
celebration ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at one TBD location, showing photos and/or videos of all the structures.
How will Kids CAN Build benefit Broome County?
All of the cans and proceeds from Kids CAN Build will help support hunger-relief activities in Broome County through the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), a service of the Broome County Council of Churches. The donated food will be distributed through CHOW to hunger-relief agencies in Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and community meal programs.
For more information and questions about Kids CAN Build
Email committee chairperson Jamie Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BLI Alumni Spotlight is a feature developed by the Communications Committee of the BLI Alumni Association Board of Directors.
You can also find the spotlights in the ChambeReport.
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