01 Sep 2004
In 1970, Anthony Carter was nine when he was first paired up with Steve West (MBA 1968) through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) organization in Cincinnati. West had become a BBBS volunteer because, he told the Cincinnati Post (July 3, 2004), I had been very fortunate in life, and I decided this was a chance for me to give a little back.
Carter recently recalled that the two spent time together playing basketball, reading, and talking. The fact that I was a black male child and he was a young white man wasnt even an issue, he added. We were just friends.
Still pals today, Carter, a Cincinnati police lieutenant, and West, president and CEO of Hospice of Cincinnati, remain BBBS supporters; both spoke at BBBSs national convention last spring. Big and little have become big and big, West said. Tony has accomplished so much and has become such a positive influence in this city, it makes me proud just to know him.
Class of MBA 1968, Section E