Spring 2018

Dear BIGVISION family,

Our vision for BIGVISION is to create a world where a sober lifestyle is a fun and meaningful one, and we are gratified to see that our work is being recognized by the recovery community here in New York and beyond.

So many exciting things have been happening!

BIGVISION jump started 2018 in a big way- we were awarded our first grant from OASAS (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services)! The grant was awarded for BIGVISION to do what we do best- provide fun activities for young adults who want to live meaningful, fulfilling lives in recovery! The grant is for Sober Saturdays in NYC, and we have committed to plan nine Saturday nights of sober fun beginning March 3, 2018.

We elected a fantastic peer committee who will plan these Saturdays to create a cool place where they can go with their friends, hang out, connect, and enjoy amazing activities that they love to do, only in a sober environment. OASAS recognized that there is a huge need for safe, sober hangouts, and together we will make this happen!

As we continue to fortify our foundation, I am very excited to announce that we have expanded our BIGVISION board. Please join me in welcoming our BIGVISION board members.

Sharon Schneier - Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Richard Greenspan- Senior Vice President- Wealth Management, UBS

Caryl Cohen- Lead Teacher Certification Consultant, NYC Charter School Center

Sonia Gardner- President & Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Max Hirsh- Case Manager, Recovery Centers of America

Gila Goodman- CEO Equipment Apparel

Coleen McGrath- Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Phoenix House

Victor Schwartz- Chief Medical Officer, JED Foundation

We feel grateful for their commitment to the cause and goals of BIGVISION and with their experience and guidance we can further our mission in so many ways.

It is an important time at BIGVISION. The world is talking about the disease of addiction and how this epidemic is destroying our youth. We are committed to change that and stay in the conversation and save as many lives as we can. Countless individuals and families are depending on us. Let's not let down even one of them.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement.

With sincere gratitude,
Eve Goldberg, Founder