ABOUT US

It is our vision that all youth achieve their full potential.

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 create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

OUR IMPACT

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Seniors graduated from High School in 2018

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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

Mark Miles

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

Executive Director Tacoma/Pierce County
253.267.5961


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Chelsey Owen – Chair
10th Muse Group

Brian Hayden – Secretary
Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate

Cory Stewart – Treasurer
Washington Federal

 

Brett Alston
RedCloud Consulting

Timothy Barber
Expeditors International

Kris Beason
Hitt Contracting, Inc.

Rob Bennett
Microsoft

Jenifer (Carter) Bitzer
USI Kibble & Prentice

Dan Brenner
Bain & Company

Terry Cook
UBS Private Wealth Management

Jeff Davis
Davis Property & Investment

Rich DePencier
Chief Outsiders

Nicole Engle
Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

Alan Fisco
The Seattle Times

Ian Flatt
Mercer Consulting

Melvin Flowers
Microsoft

Peter Fonfara
Seattle Seahawks

Brett Hartzell
CBRE

Maurice James
T-Mobile

Curtis Kopf
REI

Engel Lee
City of Seattle

Justin Leggett
Nordstrom

Mike Maroni
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Jason Mesnick
Compass Real Estate

Julie Newell
Community Volunteer – Attorney

Pat Ogawa
Deloitte Digital

Bryce Phillips
evo

Dan Rosales
Northwestern Mutual

Peter Saladino
Charter Construction

Brandon Schaefer
KPMG

Ray Szylko
Omnidian

Dara t’Sas
BCRA

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 with the position title in the subject line.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Seattle Office:


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.