Giving back is a priority in my life, so I serve on the Governing Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County.
Whether through financial support or simply getting involved in the community through organizations like Big Brother Big Sisters, it’s important that we give back to others. I know my life has been significantly impacted by support from others; it only seems right to pay that forward.
The vision of Big Brother Big Sisters is to “change the life of a child for the better, forever.” Playing a role, as minor as it may be, in giving children the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their potential is energizing. If you can’t get excited about that, what can you get excited about?
It has also been rewarding to engage my fellow cast members in the program. One my favorite moments was when several members of the Disneyland finance team spent the day at the resort with the children waiting for mentorships from Big Brother Big Sisters. Seeing the joy on the faces of the children – it was the first visit for many of them to Disneyland Resort – was something I will never forget. It drove home for me why we do what we do.
Jeff Swindell, vice president of Finance, Disneyland Resort