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The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational success

In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado will support nearly 2,100 one-to-one mentoring relationships between children facing adversity and adult volunteer mentors. These mentoring relationships will impact youth by helping them to:

  • Improve their sense of self and sense of future.
  • Form positive relationships with peers and family.
  • Avoid risky or delinquent behavior.
  • Achieve educational success.

As an organization dedicated to inclusiveness, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado values and celebrates the diversity and individuality of every child, volunteer, employee, board member, family and community partner.

To view our Board of Directors please click here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado strives to make all personnel decisions without regard to race, creed, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class as required by applicable law. All employees are expected to actively support these principles and objectives in our work environment and with others with whom we come into contact.

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. Our privacy policy can be found here.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been the national leader in youth mentoring since its founding in 1904 in New York City. In Colorado, our history began in 1918 with Claude Blake, chief probation officer in Denver, who watched wartime conditions cause an increase in lawlessness among boys in his community. Recognizing that these boys needed guidance more than critics, Blake established Big Brothers of Denver.

  • The Big Sisters movement was active in Denver from 1921 until about early 1964. A few years later, in the spring of 1969 Big Sisters of Colorado began as a program out of the Southwest Community Center.
  • The Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak was formed in 1967 as a program of Family Counseling Service. Later, the program became affiliated with the Pikes Peak YMCA.
  • In 1996 Big Brothers of Denver merged with Big Sisters to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Colorado. In 1997 it became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.
  • In 2001 the organization merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak.

Currently operating out of offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is the largest youth mentoring agency in the state. Throughout our history, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has helped young people overcome tremendous obstacles to become stable, successful adults.

2016 Short Fiscal Year Summary:

In 2016 our Board of Directors voted to change our fiscal year from January-December to October-September. A significant portion of our revenue comes in during October-December, which historically has made it very difficult to make adjustments to ensure we do not end our fiscal year with a deficit or to plan for growth if it is a strong beginning. By changing to an October-September fiscal year, much of our revenue will come in during our first quarter, allowing us to adjust as necessary and have more time to make up any shortfall or build upon those successes for sustainability in the subsequent year. This change went into effect on October 1, 2016. As a result, we will have a short year in 2016, and ended the 9-month year (January-September) with a deficit of $422,702. This is in line with our 5-year average financial position at the end of September. Further, despite this deficit we will end the short year in a strong financial position with over four months of cash reserves.

Click here to review our 2016 Annual Report
Click here to review our 2016 Audit
Coming Soon! Click here to review our 2016 990

Our Tax ID# is 23-7161796

Partners

I see the problems. We all see the need. But how can I get involved?

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a proven conduit for our corporate supporters to directly engage with their community and personally impact young lives.Corporate support is the fuel that makes our programs go. Unlike most youth agencies, we need volunteers as much as we need funding. And the combination of people and money is most effectively offered through corporate support. There are a variety of opportunities at all levels of commitment for our corporate partners. All partnerships are customized and intentionally crafted to meet our corporate partners' business goals while also helping our partners provide proven impact to the Metro Denver community. Whether you adopt a neighborhood, a program or just a single match, you can make a difference starting today.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please contact the appropriate contact below to discuss the right corporate partnership to fit your company's needs and learn more about our partner recognition packages.

Ashly Ligouri at 303.433.6002 ext. 532 [Denver Metro Area]
Anna Parrish 719-359-9847 [Pikes Peak Region]


A BIG Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors

$50,000 and Above

The Anschutz Foundation

Bank of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Bob Ray Davis DTD

CoBiz Financial

Gail & Dave Liniger Trust

Gallup Croze Memorial Fund

Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Mile High United Way

Peierls Foundation

Piton Foundation

The Salah Foundation

State of Colorado - Office of the State Controller

$25,000 and Above

$10,000 and Above

$5,000 and Above

Resources

Denver Staff

Main phone number: 303.433.6002

Fax number: 303.455.0252

Program Staff

Allyson Anthony - Education and Community Resource Coordinator Ext. 460

Rachel Bell - Bilingual Program Specialist Ext. 410

Patrick Caldwell - Program Manager Ext. 417

Mary Blake Chandler - Program Specialist Ext. 530

Ava Cohen - Program Specialist Ext. 535

Mitch Cooledge - Program Specialist Ext. 418

Whitney Dean - mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 446

Becky Derr - Program Specialist

Kirsten Eastwood - Program Manager Ext. 442

Mele Fields - Sports Buddies Team Lead Ext. 413

Rachel Francis Barnes - Manager of Education & Training Ext. 422

Mike Fye - Sports Buddies Program Manager Ext. 510

Kaity Gray - Team Big! and Community Events Coordinator Ext. 533

Tracy Hale - Sports Buddies Plus Program Specialist Ext. 463

Lexi Helgens - Bilingual Impact Specialist Ext. 455

Emily Hermana - Sports Buddies Program Specialist Ext. 464

Lance Holly - mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 541

Matt Kaiser - Sports Buddies Program Specialist Ext. 443

Sandy Karr - Vice President of Programs Ext. 416

Marissa Lease - Program Specialist Ext. 430

Brian Leoncini - mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 539

Diana Olivas - mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 538

Desiree Ott- Customer Relations Specialist Ext. 516

Frey Semegn - Program Specialist Ext. 433

Madeline Siegel - Program Specialist Ext. 461

Amy Stapleton - Enrollment Specialist Ext. 241

Jonah Steed - Sports Buddies Program Specialist Ext. 559

Tara Stiner - Family Outreach Specialist Ext. 424

Colin Swihart - mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 415

Administrative Staff

Janet Castaneda - Receptionist, Program Assistant Ext. 240

Dave Ryan - CEO Ext. 512

Afshin Sarvestani - Data Manager Ext. 540

Kim White - Controller Ext. 513

Fund Development & Marketing

Carolyne Ash - Manager of Individual Giving

Laura Cisco - Marketing (303) 801-8840

Erin Henninger - Vice President of Development Ext. 525

Ashly Ligouri - Director of Corporate Sponsorships Ext. 532

Angela McClung - Database Manager Ext. 537

Katie McGrath - Director of Grants Ext. 526

Juliana Wierimaa - Events Coordinator Ext. 419

Pikes Peak Staff

Main phone number: 719.633.2443

Fax number: 719.473.6362

Sebastian Andringa – mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 202

Ashley Bañuelos - Office Manager Ext. 201

Alex Collopy – mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 213

Kristian DePue - Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist Ext. 203

Payden Goldberg - Sports Buddies Program Specialist Ext. 215

Lucas Huffman - Program Manager Ext. 206

Kaleena Kovach - Program Specialist Ext. 208

Nick Maiurro – mentor2.0 Program Manager Ext. 212

Anna Parrish - Manager of Fund Development Ext. 205

Mark Searle – mentor2.0 Program Coordinator Ext. 209

Dana Schield - Events Coordinator Ext. 207

Danielle Summerville - Executive Director Ext. 204

For volunteer inquiries or to enroll a child, please call 719-633-2443

Newsroom

Welcome to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Newsroom.

Media Coverage:

Press Releases:

Newsletters:

Media Contact:

For press or media related inquires, please contact:

Vice President of Development
303.800.7266

Careers


Big Brothers Big Sisters 2016 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Large Nonprofit Award Winner


Current Opportunities

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) we are a team of hard-working, fun-loving, smart individuals that are dedicated to serving youth facing adversity and changing the lives of children in our community for the better.

Our work motivates us, but at BBBSC we also value a collaborative culture with tons of perks and benefits.

Work/Life Benefits

  • Flexible schedule choices and telework options.
  • If you're doing great work, we trust you and your supervisor to decide what hours work best for you.
  • 15 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation, 8 sick days, 2 personal days, and take any day off during your birthday month.
  • Offers and encourages staff members to take advantage of professional development opportunities.
  • Mileage Reimbursement.
  • 401K after 30 days.
  • Comprehensive health benefits - Medical, vision, dental, and life after 30 days.
  • Agency pays 100% of employee portion.

Culture

  • 2016 ColoradoBiz Magazine Top Company Non-Profit Winner
  • 2016 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Large Nonprofit of the Year
  • 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust.
  • Staff Appreciation Committee dedicated to organizing picnics, events, and holiday parties.
  • March Madness Brackets (and whatever other months we feel like) - Office contests based on anything from college basketball to Just Dance and Connect Four competitions.
  • Employees are paid for one day per year to volunteer (Learn and Serve).
  • Raffle unused tickets to staff – think Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, Avs, Theater, Cirque Du Soleil.
  • Business casual/casual dress code and casual Fridays (including BBBSC branded apparel we'll give you).

Inclusiveness Statement

As an organization dedicated to inclusiveness, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado values and celebrates the diversity and individuality of every child, volunteer, employee, board member, family and community partner.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado strives to make all personnel decisions without regard to race, creed, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class as required by applicable law. All employees are expected to actively support these principles and objectives in our work environment and with others with whom we come into contact.