Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nationwide is “on our side” as we are proud to recognize board member, Jeremy Staun, AVP/Nationwide. Staun moved from Iowa to Gainesville with his wife and two young daughters 18 months ago. He states that Gainesville has been very welcoming and the transition has been quite easy on both him and his family. They love the small town atmosphere, warm weather, the proximity to beautiful beaches and Disney World, and of course all the excitement from sporting events that come from living in the Gator Nation!
After moving to Gainesville, Staun claims that many people talked with him about the importance of getting involved with the Gainesville community. After spending some time looking at different charities, he came across an opening in Big Brothers Big Sisters and his heart was set. He remembers being involved with his local Big Brother Big Sisters in high school and how rewarding it was to be involved in such a valuable organization. “[S]o I did not hesitate to join the board. It has been a very rewarding experience, which I am happy to contribute to”.
Staun also commented on how he sees the relationship between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Community growing in the future. “Nationwide and Big Brothers Big Sisters have successfully partnered together for many years in Gainesville and that partnership continues to thrive. Our associates continue to see the impact that the organization not only has on the lives of children, but also the effect on our community through sponsored events…but more important the time that Nationwide’s “Bigs” get to spend with their “Littles”.
Nationwide serves the community in many other ways besides their partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Staun states, “In addition to funding, you will see Nationwide Insurance associates volunteering throughout the Gainesville community for the United Way ‘Days Of Caring’, Meals on Wheels, and other causes that are near to their hearts. Plus, every quarter, our associates in Gainesville select a local nonprofit to support through a donation drive. “On Your Side” is a phrase that is featured in our advertising campaign, but it is honestly how our associates and agents live our lives.
Jeremy Staun is definitely an asset to the community and a wonderful role model for the future generations he continues to serve. From everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid Florida, we thank you for all that you do!