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ameren big brs Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwestern Illinois was recently presented with a $50,000 contribution from Ameren Illinois to be used to help match children to a screened and trained adult mentor.

Shown are from left: Little Sister Erykah; Ron Pate, Ameren Illinois senior vice president, Operations and Technical Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters board member; Little Sister Keywanna; Richard Mark, Ameren Illinois president and CEO; Big Sister Pam Manning; Barbara Cempura, president and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois; Little Brother Ian; Gussie Reed, director, Division V and Big Brothers Big Sisters board member; and Big Brother Rick Cavalier.