ABOUT US

We believe that all youth should have the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve success in life.

Rooted in the Puget Sound region for more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network.

We create meaningful 1-1 relationships between adult volunteer mentors and kids ages 6 through 18. We serve youth in King and Pierce counties through mentoring programs in communities, schools, and workplaces.

Our Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

OUR IMPACT

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Graduate from High School

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Increased Expectations for Their Future Beyond High School

Increased scholastic competence 94%
Improved academic performance 81%
Higher self-esteem 94%

OUR LITTLES

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of our youth have been homeless in the last 5 years

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of parent/guardians did not graduate high school or obtain a GED

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of our Littles have a loved one involved with the criminal justice system

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of Littles come from single-parent households

Children from single-parent households make up…

high school dropouts 71%
runaways 90%
teen suicides 63%
juvenile court cases 90%

Teen girls from single parent households are 30% more likely to become pregnant


EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Louis Garcia

President and Chief Executive Officer
206.456.9795

[ open position ]

Chief Development Officer
206.456.9789

Jean Ingebritsen

Chief Financial Officer
206.456.9814

Jolynn Kenney

Vice President of Programs
206.456.9807

Kari Hammett-Caster

Director of Individual Philanthropy
206.456.9792

Diana Comfort

Managing Director – Tacoma/Pierce County
253-267-5961


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Curtis Kopf – Chair
Premera Blue Cross

Chelsey Owen – Vice Chair
10th Muse Group

Terry Cook – Secretary
UBS Private Wealth Management

Cory Stewart – Treasurer
Washington Federal

 

 

 

Brett Alston
RedCloud Consulting

Timothy Barber
Expeditors International

Kris Beason
Hitt Contracting, Inc.

Jenifer (Carter) Bitzer
USI Kibble & Prentice

Ryan Biancofiori
Herd Freed Hartz

Dan Brenner
Amazon

Jeff Davis
Davis Property & Investment

Rich DePencier
Marketing Consultant

Nicole Engle
Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

Alan Fisco
The Seattle Times

Ian Flatt
Mercer Consulting

Melvin Flowers
Microsoft

Peter Fonfara
Seattle Seahawks

Brett Hartzell
CBRE

Brian Hayden
Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate

Maurice James
T-Mobile

Engel Lee
City of Seattle

Justin Leggett
Nordstrom

Mike Maroni
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Jason Mesnick
Compass

Julie Newell
Community Volunteer – Attorney

Pat Ogawa
Deloitte Digital

Bryce Phillips
evo

Dan Rosales
Northwestern Mutual

Peter Saladino
Charter Construction

Lavanya Sareen
Alaska Airlines

Brandon Schaefer
KPMG

Ray Szylko
Omnidian

Alisha White
Boeing

Joni Wickline
The Ken Blanchard Companies

 

 

 

 

 


CAREERS

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Job applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@bbbsps.org.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Program Coordinator Iclick here for job description

Posted Aug. 6, 2018

Program Coordinator: Beyond School Walls click here for job description

Posted Aug. 6, 2018


FINANCIALS

Our goal is to be efficient while providing high-quality mentoring to children facing adversity in our community. We recognize the importance of transparency and accountability for all our donors.

Our most recent Annual Report, financial audit and IRS documents are available for your review below, and we welcome any questions you may have.

The federal tax ID number for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is 91-0673185.