Providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
“I trust my Big Brother more than I trust any other person.” - Chris, Little Brother
To our incredible friends & supporters, Every time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something special: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. 2016 was a year of realizing potential. We started with a National Mentoring Month to remember, where we recruited 25 Bigs in 25 days. Those matches are going strong, thanks to your support.
Chris Andrews, Big Brother of the Year 2016, and his Little Brother Chris
Magical Moments 2016 was a tremendous success, thanks to the impactful story shared by our friend Julie Triepke of her time as a Little Sister. Bowl For Kids’ Sake was held in October at Big Als and not only did we raise the funds to support over 60 “matches,” but we made strong new friendships and lifelong memories. Now more than ever, we realize how connected we are as citizens of the Treasure Valley. We are more than neighbors and friends: we are stewards of our community. Every day you remind us about the impact of an action, the impact of a helpful hand. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the difference to our program. We are so grateful to everyone in the Treasure Valley for taking the next step with us towards realizing the potential for the children in our community to not only grow, but prosper.
Janice Fulkerson, Big Sister of the Year 2016, and her Little Sister, Sedona
Emily Johnson CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Our Impact 2016 Child Demographics
72% of the children in our program are on free or reduced lunch 18% have at least one or more parent incarcerated 59% have a single parent 11% live with a family member or are in foster care
What’s in a number?
301 children, age 11 on average, for an average of 30 months. Our volunteers’ ages ranged from 18-80 years old, and they volunteered for a combined total of 21744 hours!
This year we served
Every year we measure our success by tracking several key behaviors that our Littles have either maintained or improved upon, due to the special relationship they have with their Bigs. All statistics listed are specific to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho.
onally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
2016 Board of Directors Eric Bjorkman Board Chair Albertsons Corporation Kathleen Wegley Vice Chair St. Luke’s Larry Lipschultz Treasurer Oppenheimer Companies, Inc
Chris Anton Boise State University Foundation
Andy Fujimoto Past Chair AmeriBen/IEC Group
Stephen Bartlett Ada County Sheriff’s Office
Carrie Hatch Ameriben/IEC Group
Doug Cole J. R. Simplot Company
Heather Kimmett KeyBank
Beth Coonts Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley
Larry Koomler Past Chair PayneWest Insurance
Eric Fredriksen Fredriksen Health Insurance
Amra Metcalf Icon Credit Union
Natalie Podgorsky Gallatin Public Affairs Mary Reiman Capitol Steel Corporation Michelle Ross St. Luke’s Health System Kevin Smith ESI Bruce Wettem Past Chair TitleOne
2016 Finances Revenue Sources
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