Brooke Boles loves helping to make a difference in a child’s life.
She is the director of development at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County. The nonprofit’s mission is empowering children to find their voice, and the vision is to eliminate child abuse. Brooke’s role includes planning, organizing and directing the organization’s fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual giving, planned giving, special events, grants and capital campaigns.
Brooke has lived in Rogers her whole life. She’s been married to her best friend and love of her life, Martin, for almost 19 years, and has three children: Braden, 17; Hudsyn, 11; and Myah, 11.
“Family time is extremely important to me and is what fills my cup. Being on the lake and camping are a couple things we like to do, and on the weekend nights at home, we love to get around the bonfire in the back yard and have dance offs,” she says. “When not with family, I always love a date night with my husband or a girls’ night with my girlfriends!”
Brooke is currently getting ready for one of the nonprofit’s biggest fundraisers, happening in just two weeks. Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County’s Cherishing Children Dinner and Awards Presentation will be Sept. 5 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. This event will feature speaker Rachael Denhollander, an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. Doug and Shelley McMillon are the event’s honorary chairs, and Jody Pinson is the committee chair.
We asked Brooke 13 questions to find out a little more about her.
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- Beach or mountains? Beach
- Eat in or dine out? Eating in with my family. Cooking is my love language.
- Biggest inspiration? My family. They inspire me to give it my best every day.
- Mimosa or Bloody Mary? Mimosa, but I do like the occasional spicy Bloody Mary.
- Style icon? Jackie O – simple yet classy
- Night owl or early bird? I used to be a night owl but have recently become more of an early bird.
- Heels or flats? Always heels!
- Necklace or bracelet? Both as long as they are simple
- Tea or coffee? Tea
- Comedy or drama? Comedy
- Roller skating or ice skating? Ice skating outside with Christmas lights and my family
- Biggest pet peeve? Being late
- Red or pink? Red
For more details on Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County and tickets to the Sept. 5 event, visit www.cacbentonco.com.