Historic Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Network
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah extends our heartfelt gratitude to MacKenzie Scott for her generous $122.6 Million donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and 38 of the agencies in our national network.
While Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is not a recipient of a donation from Ms. Scott, we celebrate this recognition of the importance of our mission. We are proud to be part of a network that ignites the promise and power of youth.
This unprecedented investment is the largest donation from a single individual in the 118-year history of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The gift will support Big Brothers Big Sisters in furthering its mission to ensure young people have access to meaningful mentoring experiences that empower them with a plan for their future and a mentor whose impact lasts a lifetime.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah continues to work each day to serve the children in Utah who need and want a mentor. There are 74 children waiting for a mentor today. This year we plan to bring mentors to an additional 465 children across the state and defend the potential of a total of 1,100 kids through one-to one mentoring.
We are always in need of volunteer mentors. The application, interview, and training will all be conducted virtually. You can make a big difference in the life of a young person by becoming a mentor or a donor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. More information about volunteering and donating can be found at www.bbbsu.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah believes that every child has the innate ability to achieve great success. With support from donors, volunteers, and our community partners, we are working together to build a brighter future for all the kids in our state. Each year, we ignite the potential of approximately 1,000 children across our state.
Our organization creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
All kids have potential, and by partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and supporting our 1-to-1 mentoring model, you can help defend the potential of Utah’s kids. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, we ignite the biggest possible future for youth facing opportunity gaps by providing them with mentoring relationships. Our programs support youth in our community, resulting in a positive outcome for everyone involved. Studies show mentored youth have better grades and school attendance, and feel more confident. Join us as a defender of potential today.