Community of Character Honoree

Barbara Cempura
Barbara Cempura is a 2010 Community of Character HonoreeBarb Cempura is one of the most dedicated individuals in our community. Barb was there 30 years ago when what has become Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois started and she is still President/CEO today. Literally thousands of young people have been positively impacted because of the mentoring excellence provided by this organization.

She is a dream maker, she dreams of ways to improve the lives of those she serves and those dreams come true. And the organizational dream she helped manifest has helped countless young people work towards their own dreams.

The improved educational and social outcomes from the types of programming offered by Big Brothers/ Big Sisters has been well documented. We are very fortunate to have to this quality program in our area.

Barb has also been active in many other organizations in the area including the Rotary Club of Belleville, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and Belle-Scott to name a few, as well as state and national advisory councils.