Tiki Barber Emcees The Really Big Show at Purchase College

Port Chester, NY (October 17, 2017) — Morgan Stanley is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester to host The Really Big Show, a charitable fundraiser and variety show in the tradition of the Ed Sullivan Show. This great night of entertainment will take place on November 4, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase NY.

A fan-favorite and former New York Giants Running Back, Tiki Barber will serve as Emcee. Barber, who played ten seasons with the NFL, retired from the game in 2006. In his retirement, Barber has focused on his broadcast and writing career. He is currently a morning host for “Tiki & Tierney” a national show featured on CBS Sports Radio and has authored several leadership and children’s books. In addition to his charitable work on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Barber supports the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. and Opportunity League.

Joining Barber will be this year’s headlining performer, actor and comedian, Jay Leno and additional guest performer Broadway star, and two-time Tony Award nominee, Norm Lewis. They will share the stage with a cast of singers, songwriters, ensembles and more, with each artist exemplifying the power of mentoring today’s youth for tomorrow’s success. 

Sponsorships for the event are available with levels ranging from $350 to $75,000 allowing corporations and individuals to publicly show support for the mentorship programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester. Corporate sponsor logos will be featured on all event related materials, as well as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW website. Check out the Really Big Show’s Facebook page to see more details on sponsoring this event.

“The Really Big show is an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment that reminds all of us about the importance of community and how vital it is for us to give back. Our first show at the Capitol Theatre was an incredible success and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be delivering such an exciting show at the Performing Arts Center in Purchase,” said Richard Franchella, Managing Director—Wealth Management and Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Central and Eastern Pennsylvania Complex.

Individual tickets for the show can also be purchased starting at $150 per person. Interested parties may order online or call 212.921.9070 ext. 21 but shouldn’t hesitate in order to secure the best seats for the show.

“The Really Big Show is the largest fundraiser of the year for our program” stated Val Brown, BBBS Executive Director. “It’s also a night to showcase the importance of mentorship in building strong communities and the commitment of our performers, sponsors and our honoree, Mandell Crawley of Morgan Stanley, to our Bigs and Littles. Don’t miss it!”


Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is a non-profit organization operating in Westchester County, NY since 1954. With over 50 innovative programs, FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children, and individuals in every stage of the life cycle. Learn more about FSW here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a youth mentoring program operated under the umbrella of FSW. Since 1958, its mission has been to help children realize and reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Operated under the Big/Little model, matching adult volunteers (Bigs) with children (Littles), meaningful and enduring relationships have proven to positively impact youth throughout their lives. Learn more about BBBS here.

Media Contacts:
Val Brown (914.937.3779)
Carmen Stevens (914.305.6876)