A BIG thanks to our sponsors, supporters, Bigs, Littles, board, and Gala committee for making our 2022 Big Little Gala: Empowering a Bold Future a success!

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, BBBSC held our annual gala at Mile High Station followed by an After Party at Ironworks! We had the honor of Artis Stevens, President, and CEO at BBBS-America speak on the importance of coming together to make a difference in the community. Alumni Little Robert Franklin II spoke on the impact BBBSC had on his life. He also received the first-ever Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Award for embodying our values and commitment to JEDI.

Little Keke and Big Amber were announced as this year's Empower Match of the Year. Learn more about their story here. Guests viewed our Alumni Video which featured Robert and three other Alumni that shared their story of impact. The night ended with an amazing Paddle Raise, silent auction, and a memorable After Party filled with laughter and dancing thanks to the talented DJ Bella Scratch. Thanks again to all the sponsors and guests for supporting BBBSC's mission and for empowering a bold future.

Photos by Marvelous Images Photography

2022 Big Little Gala Presenting Sponsor

2022 Big Little Gala Chair

Shawn Neville, CEO BOA Technology, Inc. 

Big Little Gala Premier Sponsor


Big Little Gala Gold Sponsor

David & Nanette Kikumoto

Shawn & Alex Neville


Big Little Gala Silver Sponsor

     elsy studios       


Big Little Gala Bronze Sponsor

 Andrew Labbe  |  Babak Fadaiepour  |  Brookfield Properties  |  Cherry Creek School District  | Colorado Health Foundation  |  Comcast  |  David Poticha  |
Doublewave, LLC  |  elements  |   Hamish Walker|  Law Office of Ellen M. Ross  |  Mark Goldberg  |  Michelle Kent  |  Thought Ensemble |
Todd Dalhausser  |  Tributary Real Estate  |  US Bank 

Big Little Gala After Party Sponsor

Austin Gayer  |  BOA Technology  |  Brian and Sarah Boonstra  |  Brittany Metcalf  |  Christine and Steve Schneider  |  Dedrick Sims  |  Elsy Studios  |  EmpowerLead  |  Erin Austin  |  Hamish Walker  |  Jeff Miller  |  Kelly Dunkin  |  Laura Pettit  |  Robert Edwards & Anthony Colarelli  |  Robert Mosher  |  Shawn & Alex Neville  |
  Tim Garvey & Tracy Valentine  |  Tributary Real Estate  |  Zivaro

For information please contact Lakeasha Smith at or 720-277-2382.