Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado


750 W. Hampden Avenue, Suite 450
Englewood, CO 80110



Dave Ryan

Year Established

Service Area
Metro Denver and Colorado Springs

Mission Statement
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters 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 2,100 one-to-one mentoring relationships between children facing adversity and adult volunteer mentors, including 1,578 in metro Denver and 522 in the Pikes Peak region.
Our one-to-one mentoring model has been shown to create lasting, positive impacts on youth served, including increases in confidence, achievement in school, and better future prospects.

Fundraising Events: 

Big Shots
Friday, May 19, 2017
Big Shots is an exclusive invite-only celebration for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. Big Shots celebrates our impact with over 500 community leaders, philanthropists, business executives, and Bigs and Littles currently supported through our program. While serving a multi-course gourmet meal, guests will also enjoy a vibrant silent and live auction. There will also be an awards ceremony honoring the youth, volunteers, staff and corporate sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Sanctuary Golf Classic – Presented by ReMax International
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Designed by renowned architect Jim Engh in 1996, this dramatic 220 acre site provides golfers with more than great golf – the challenging layout also has a reputation for forcing strategic choices throughout a round. Sponsorship packages range from the title sponsor to golf foursomes and hole sponsorships and community leaders.

BIG Breakfast
September 2017
The BIG Breakfast is an introductory event for the community at large to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and the power of one-to-one mentoring. Guests are treated to breakfast and an insightful program featuring special guests. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake
October 2017
Held each fall, this fun and casual event provides an opportunity for company team building, client appreciation, or a great atmosphere to spend time with friends and family while giving back to the community. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is held exclusively at Lucky Strike Lanes – a far from the average bowling alley. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

A Big Brother or Big Sister (Big) is a consistent adult in the life of a child who is ready to have fun, be silly, teach, and be open to learning a few things along the way. As a Big you will be matched one-to-one with a deserving child in one of our available programs. Most of the children in our programs are at-risk, between the ages of 8-18 and live in single-parent homes. Our programs include:

Community Based Mentoring – the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters program in which Bigs and Littles meet several times per month and choose activities to do together in the community based on shared interests and match goals.

Sports Buddies Mentoring – an innovative program designed to engage male volunteers to mentor boys in the community who are in need of male role models. Matches meet one to four times per month to participate in agency-supervised activities that involve attending and/or participating in sports. The program is open to both male and female children and volunteers.

Impact Mentoring – an enhanced mentoring program delivered in partnership with individual schools. This program includes direct collaboration with teachers and school counselors, access to student data, and deliberate attention to each child’s educational needs.

Military Mentoring (Colorado Springs) – programs offered in partnership with the US Air Force Academy and Fort Carson. In Falcon Club, Air Force Academy Cadets are matched with children from the community and participate in agency-supervised activities. In Operation Mentor, mentors from the community are matched with children who have a deployed military parent, active duty parent, or a parent killed in action.

mentor2.0 – Our newest mentoring program targets low-income high school students. Mentor2.0 builds a one-to-one mentoring relationship between a student and an adult mentor through weekly email communication and monthly in-person group activities. The program uses a proven curriculum to ensure students graduate high school prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce.

Giving Opportunities: 

Donate by Phone, Mail, or Online
Call 303-800-7266 to make a donation by phone.
Mail a check to:
750 W. Hampden Avenue, Suite 450, Englewood, CO 80110
Visit our website at to make a donation online.

Corporate Partnerships – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado creates unique partnerships that are mutually beneficial to our agency, companies, and the community.

Event Sponsorships – Event Sponsorships directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs while offering options for recognition and employee engagement. In addition to our major fundraising events, companies are invited to sponsor special events for our Bigs and Littles throughout the year.

Donate Your Car – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado welcomes all types of vehicle donations, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats and construction equipment. Call 303-433-3666 to arrange a pickup for your unwanted vehicle.

Ticket Donations – Our Bigs and Littles enjoy attending events in the community and your donation of tickets makes this possible.

Planned Gifts – Bequests, trusts, life insurance and other planned gift options have a meaningful impact on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and can support the longevity of the organization through endowed funds or serve specific program purposes.

Board of Directors: 

Jonathan Adelman

David Bluth

Brian Boonstra

Greg Byles

Daniel Canning

Lynn Coit

Sam Cole

Doug Dell

Kristin Dickey

Barry Dorfman

Byron Grandy

Jeff Hamstad

Dan Key

Andrew Labbe

Steve Lockton

Robert McDaniel

Patrick McFarlen

Jovan Melton

C. Omar Montgomery

Robert Norris

Ken O’Neal

Nathan Oatman

Jim Qualteri

Roberta Robinette

Diane Stanek

Alex Sullivan

Lou Trebino

Paul VanDenBosch

Judy Weill

Chad Weinmaster

Cashin White