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Board Member Spotlight 

In this month's Board Member Spotlight we feature Shaun Willis.

Time on board: Ten years with nine years on the Benefit Dinner committee and two years co-chairing the planned giving committee.

Place of employment: Willis Law, firm co-founder and managing partner

Why do you support the agency: I was blessed with an amazing mother and father, Judge Frank and Bobbi Willis out of Paw Paw and blessed with wise mentors growing up as well, that helped shape my character, helped to build my faith in Jesus Christ, and demonstrate to me how to live a successful life. I saw friends of mine that did not have that support system or faith growing up, who now are lost, or essentially limited by their own lack of confidence or lack of knowledge on how to be successful, this has had a great impact on me and my heart was and is troubled by their situation. A strong leader in their lives could have changed their path. Many of our youth in the greater Kalamazoo area do not have the same parent unit, nor the access to the mentors and wisdom sources that I had. Because of that, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to help those that have not been afforded those hands up that I was.

Fun fact: I have the world’s finest lady as my wife, Corrina Maria Willis, and we have seven amazing children. I also rode a bull named Demolition in Georgia at an Army rodeo while visiting a friend who was on leave from the Army back in the college days.

Words you live by: “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways, he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3: 5-6

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. When evil men plot, good men must plan.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Shaun, for changing lives with Big Brothers Big Sisters!


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