October 5th, 2023


  • Diamond Jubilee Gala Wrap-Up!
  • Scott Said YES!
  • Capital Campaign

  • Mentor 2.0 & Rotary Tucson Career Fair
  • El Tour - 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • Upcoming Events!

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby

CALLING ALL!! The BBBSSAZ Mentor 2.0 program at Tucson High and Apollo Middle School is urgently seeking 40 mentors to sign up and make a positive difference in the lives of students. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to provide guidance, support, and encouragement to these young individuals, helping them thrive in their academic and personal lives.

If you are ready to make an impact on our youth click below to sign up.

Become a Mentor Today!

That's a Wrap for the 2023 Diamond Jubilee Gala!

We are delighted to announce that our Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner and Auction was a resounding success! Big Gala 2023 raised a staggering $209,518! An impressive $82,829 of the funds came from Matchmaker, which includes an additional generous $25,000 match from Scott & Jennifer Lehman.

The event was attended by more than 400 glittering guests who generously supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to making this fundraiser such an outstanding success.

Click Here to see Photos from the Event!

It brings us immense pleasure to share with you that Scott & Jennifer Lehman have wholeheartedly given their BIG support to our upcoming youth mentoring center. At our Diamond Jubilee Gala, we announced Scott and Jennifer Lehman as our Lead community donors who have generously pledged $300,000 towards our Capital Campaign.

This groundbreaking contribution is a testament to their commitment towards the growth and development our community's youth, and we're truly grateful for their support in creating a better future for our youth and their future.


We are moving, this month! We are excited to share that our administrative staff is moving over to our NEW campus located at 2552 N Alvernon Way AND we are in the planning stages to begin the build out of our NEW Activity Center.

Check out this awesome video of just a few of our matches talking about what they cannot wait to do and experience in our new campus!

For more information on how to support our BIG Future and schedule a site visit, contact Sabrina at [email protected]

Stay to up Date on Big Future's Here!

Thank You Rotary Club!

We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Tucson, Big Brother Alex Oberman, Tucson Police Department, South Tucson Fire Department and Pima Community College for their generous assistance in hosting a Career Fair for our Mentor 2.0 students at Tucson High School.

The event was a great success, providing our students with valuable insights about career opportunities and important skills they need to succeed in today's job market. Thanks to all of the participants for their commitment to supporting our youth and investing in the future of our community. Your partnership is truly appreciated!

El Tour 5k Walk or Run!

Tour De Tucson is NOT just for cyclists! You can join Team Defenders as a 5K Walk/Run participant!

The 5k Walk/Run is open to all ages and abilities every finisher receiving a souvenir medallion as they cross the finish line. You can walk the 3.1-mile Downtown course or you can run it!

Register today and support our life-changing, one-to-one, mentoring programs while earning your tour entry AND some great prizes.


Upcoming Events!

Get ready for some spooky fun! Trunk or Treat Tucson is back, offering families a safe and fun-packed evening of Halloween entertainment. Come and enjoy complimentary activities while the kids fill their candy bags with treats. This event is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with your loved ones, without any safety concerns. Don't miss out on this exciting event, it's sure to be a scream!

RSVP or Register a Trunk Here!

Dont forget to purchase your Rotary Club of Tucson's Tucson Classics Car Show raffle ticket! Each Ticket includes an Entry Ticket and an attached Raffle Stub. The entry ticket is for entrance into the car show on Saturday October 21st, 2023 10am-4pm @ the Gregory School on Craycroft!

For every ticket sold through this link a portion of the proceeds going towards BBBSSAZ to support one-to-one youth mentoring!

Purchase Your Raffle/Entry Ticket!



A $200 donation will pay for one monthly group activity for Bigs and Littles.

A $100 donation will pay for one monthly group training for volunteers.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona

[email protected] www.soazbigs.org

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