The primary goal of the Best of Delaware® Party is to raise money for the beneficiaries.

The 2017 Best of Delaware Beneficiaries are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware has been serving Delaware children and youth since 1964. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships that help them achieve success in life. We have a proven record of success, providing mentoring relationships that benefit everyone involved—the child, the family, the volunteer and the community. Research shows that young people matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, and more likely to have higher aspirations and to achieve educational success. Over 100 children statewide are currently waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer. To find out how you can become a mentor to a young person in need, please visit www.bbbsde.org.

For 86 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs has impacted thousands of lives across Delaware. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware offers affordable before-, after- and out- of school programs for young people in grades K–12. Club programs teach life skills, conflict resolution and focus on the development of character. Clubs also provide members with positive role models and a nurturing environment that help improve decision-making skills. In 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware embarked on a socioeconomic impact study with an independent research group. Results show: For every $1 invested with Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, there is a $13.91 return to the economy in Delaware. For more information, visit www.bgclubs.org.