PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Investments Associates CEO Rudy J. Baldoni has accepted an appointment to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Board of Directors. Baldoni has been on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County for more than a decade, most recently as Chairman, and has been steadfast in his commitment to serving the children of Southern California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/PH12429)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/PH17540LOGO) "Rudy's appointment to the national board is a testament to his dedication to making positive changes for children across the nation," said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and Chief Executive T. Charles Pierson. "Independent research finds youth in our program are beating the odds. We are confident that Rudy's national board service will help us elevate our program to new heights as we seek to expand partnerships and resources to enable us to serve many more children who are facing adversity." Baldoni has been involved in all facets of the real estate business for more than twenty years. His investment company currently invests in distressed real estate assets throughout the United States and provides early stage investment capital to companies in the technology space. Prior to forming Newport Investment Associates, Rudy was a senior executive with Arnel & Affiliates' various real estate companies. He has also served as a real estate banking officer with the Real Estate Industries Group of Bank of America and Security Pacific National Bank. About Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life, donate or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.