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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh chapter lauded

| Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh recently received the Gold Standard Award from the national organization.

The award recognizes agencies that have increased revenue and the number of children served in long-term, mentoring relationships.

The local affiliate was one of 18 to receive the award from nearly 400 eligible.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is now eligible for the Agency and Board of the Year Awards, which will be presented in Dallas in June.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is honored to receive this prestigious award, but we could not have accomplished this without the commitment of our volunteers and the hard work of our dedicated staff," CEO Jan Glick said in a prepared statement.

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