Our founders Dave and Jessica Lindsey have been selected to receive the 2018 Community Mentor Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI). Every year, BBBSCI selects a community leader who has illustrated a passion for mentoring and a dedication to serving others. The Lindseys have consistently committed themselves to humanitarianism and their hard work is valued by the community.
The Lindseys built DEFENDERS out of a spare bedroom in their home. From the very beginning, they made it a point to serve others in any way they could. Regardless of the state of their professional or financial well-being, they always insisted on a life of giving. In addition to their personal charitable efforts, the Lindseys have created many programs to help support others in their giving endeavors. Dave Lindsey is fond of saying that “DEFENDERS has gone from a giving company to a company of givers.”
The Lindseys have been instrumental in developing and/or supporting programs, such as:
The Lindsey family has a long history with BBBSCI. The relationship was initiated many years ago after a college friend encouraged Dave to get involved with the program. He has volunteered as a “Big” for many years and his wife Jessica has been by his side helping to mentor children, as well.
In addition to acting as a Big, the Lindseys helped develop the Mentor Match program and have been very involved in expanding and developing opportunities for Littles and Bigs alike. This has included unique events such as sporting event suites, country club trips, pool parties, and other ways for Bigs and Littles to interact with one another.
The Lindseys have also assumed leadership roles for BBBSCI over the years. Dave spent time serving on the BBBSCI Board of Directors and Jessica was part of the BBBSCI Scholarship Committee. The Lindseys continue to be a driving force for good in the community and regularly find opportunities to serve others. We couldn’t be more proud to have them as our founders and we appreciate all of their hard work. Thank you Dave and Jessica!
Check out this video honoring the Lindseys for their service.
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