ATTORNEY CHAD VAN HORN NAMED 2016 BIG BROTHER OF THE YEAR BY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, May 12, 2016 – Chad Van Horn, managing partner of Van Horn Law Group has been named Big Brother of the Year for 2016 by Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County.
This is the second year in a row Van Horn has won the honor.
“I am truly honored that Big Brothers Big Sisters has recognized my involvement with this outstanding organization, which is so close to my heart,” Van Horn said.
After losing his father at a young age, Van Horn was raised by his mother and received outstanding guidance from good role models and mentors who helped mold him into the citizen he is today. However, the void left by the loss of his father made him determined to give back to his community, and to be a mentor and role model for another boy.
He approached Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and was introduced to Desmond, who, just like Chad, had lost his father at an early age.
“The fact that Chad and I have been paired together for over three years means a lot to me, and I know that our relationship will continue as I grow older,” Desmond says. “Through all these years he’s always been a phone call away and never lets me down.”
Added Ana M. Cedeno, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County: “Chad’s dedication to his little brother Desmond is remarkable, and it does not stop there. He is a tireless advocate for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, generous with his time and his treasure, serves on our executive board as our legal counsel, and is an overall champion for many Big Brothers Big Sisters initiatives.
“There is nothing better than someone who goes out of their way to volunteer to make life better for others. We are fortunate and very proud to have Chad representing our organization,” Cedeno said.
For his part, Chad is honored and excited to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, and volunteer his time, knowledge, and experience to an organization that gives so much to area children. He adds that it’s an ideal group for other people wanting to help their communities and mentor future standout citizens.
“Please support your local Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, wherever you are,” Van Horn said.
About Van Horn Law Group
Van Horn Law Group, P.A. is a Fort Lauderdale-based law firm with practice areas in personal bankruptcy, corporate bankruptcy, student loan consolidation and litigation, estate planning/asset protection, LGBT estate planning/asset protection, foreclosure defense, corporate representation, debt consolidation, civil litigation, debt relief, and consumer law. Managing Partner Chad T. Van Horn is the founding partner of the firm and a South Florida business leader. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and networking to helping people. A Florida State Bar-certified attorney, Van Horn’s many honors include the prestigious AV Preeminent ranking, the highest rating awarded to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell. For additional information please call Van Horn Law Group at (954) 765-3166. The firm is located on the internet at www.vanhornlawgroup.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at BBBSBroward.org.