Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend – R. Jai Gillum Joins Team as New Development Director

We are delighted to welcome R. Jai Gillum to the Big Brothers Big Sisters family. Her positive energy is infectious! Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, R. Jai has lived in Tallahassee for more than 13 years.  She received her undergraduate degree and Master of Public Health (MPH) from Florida A&M University.

R. Jai has previous non-profit development experience and has also worked for Citizens Property Insurance and the Florida Department of Health.  She served as the Staff Director of the Florida Financial Literacy Council and most recently served as the Director of Board Appointments for former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

R. Jai is very active in the Tallahassee community and has served on the board of directors for the United Way of the Big Bend, Friends of the Leon County Public Library, Brokaw-McDougall House, Junior League of Tallahassee, Tallahassee Community College Foundation and 211 Big Bend, Inc. Her other affiliations include Leadership Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

R. Jai will be managing fundraising efforts including agency events such as the BIG Deal, the BIG Catch, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and the BIG Bash. To welcome R. Jai please call 850.386.6002 or email