Supporting Operations Bigs, a Big Brothers Big Sisters Initiative


During the 53rd Annual ‘Gourmet Dinner’ hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Brian Arrington, Founding Partner and CEO of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Linnea Arrington, President of San Diego Funding presented the organization with a donation in honor and memory of Frank V. Arrington. For over thirty years, Frank V. Arrington worked tirelessly to promote membership and raise funds to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

The donation was made in support of the Operation Bigs Military mentoring program. Operation Bigs is a one-to-one mentoring program for military children, and the first of its kind in the nation. The military lifestyle often presents many challenges for children and families such as frequent relocation, school transitions, separation from extended family, increased responsibility coupled with a sense of loss when a parent deploys and the physical and psychological stress faced when a parent returns from war. Since the launch in 2004, the program has served more than 1,300 Navy and Marine Corps children at nine sites throughout San Diego County and inspired the expansion of over thirty sites across the country.

Left to Right: Lily Arrington; Colby Arrington; Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty; Linnea Arrington, President, San Diego Funding; Aly Arrington

“Big Brothers Big Sisters was such an important part of my father’s life and we are happy to continue to support the organization, especially the Operation Bigs mentoring program which helps with the unique challenges faced by San Diego’s military families,” says Brian Arrington

This year’s event raised just over $593,000 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.The funds raised at the 53rd Annual Gourmet Dinner will support over 315 Big and Little Matches for an entire year

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and San Diego Funding recognize and appreciate the importance of the military in the San Diego community and are dedicated to providing services, programs and support to these families when it comes to their home financing and purchasing needs.

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