The winner of Philadelphia’s “Big Brother of the Century award,” Tom McElvogue, has been a mentor to many kids over the years. Even as a busy executive and father, he has always had time to make a difference as a mentor.

In his acceptance speech, Tom told a story about the noble character that shined through one of the students he mentored, even in the face of temporary fame. The boy would rather turn down that fame if Tom couldn’t be a part of it.

“Joe and Tom started as a great team and that team has grown stronger over time. Joe was in Tom’s wedding, and their families have gotten together every Christmas since they met — 43 years, so far.”

(READ the story at Brad Aronson’s blog)

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