|Henry & Dianne Ford
"Seeing the world not as it is, but as it can be"
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18
Your Success Newsletter - May-June, 2007 - Published Bi-Monthly
CONGRATULATIONS Dennis Vaughn
Congratulations to Dennis Vaughn on receiving an award at the 2007 Cleveland
Auto Show. Vaughn, a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland mentor, was
named a national hero by the Heroes In Our Midst program. Heroes In Our Midst is a
national recognition program of the Greeting Card Association and reinforces the
tradition of connecting with others through card-sending and encourages Americans
everywhere to send cards to the heroes in their own lives.
Vaughn, an accountant with SS&G Financial Services, and avid car enthusiast, is a
volunteer “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland and has given his
time and compassion to guide and mentor a young Cleveland boy over the past five
years. At the young age of eight, Maurice, a car enthusiast himself, was matched
with Vaughn. Maurice’s mother feels that had it not been for the consistency of a
male role model in her son’s life, Maurice might have gotten in trouble and rebelled
at a young age.
As a child, Vaughn spent most of his time being mentored by his uncles since his
father was not at home. Vaughn claims that the attention and positive influence he
had in his uncles, inspired him to “give back” to the community and commit to being
a Big Brother.
The presentation included a medallion greeting card presentation along with
remarks from the national spokesperson of Heroes In Our Midst, Vaughn and his
Little Brother, Maurice, and local representatives from the Greater Cleveland
Automobile Dealer’s Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. A ceremonial check
for $1,000 was donated in Vaughn’s name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater
Cleveland to support the efforts of others, like Vaughn, who are connecting with
individuals and making a difference in their lives.
Note: Information taken from a Cleveland Plain Dealer article that appeared before
Vaughn’s award and reworded in past tense.
Dennis Vaughn (left) and Maurice