4 years:
Grith Murphy & Marissa
Diane MacLean & Liliana 
3 Years:
Rick Villa & Drake
Eric Johnson & Dylan
2 Years:
Nathan Kaufman & Ethan
Tony Bates & Shawn
Jim Cooke & Max 
Mike Codde & Jared
Leann Heitzman & Anna
Don Karas & Brandon
Marina Ramos & Shannon
1 Year:
Noah Bentley & Trevor
Lindsay Whitelaw & Alora
Samantha Stoddard & Carley
Susan Carney & Alisha
Jackie Mintz & Victoria
Joedda Wick & Maginis
Lynne Hollerbach & Safire
Laura Martinez & Christy
Gail Wilczynski & Zoie
Ellen Garcia & MacKenzie
Brenda Baxter & Veronica
Board Members:
Kelly Seymour
DST Output
El Dorado Hills

Keith Gordon

Vice President
El Dorado Hills
Denise Bates
Rack-It Truck Racks, Inc.
Shingle Springs
Peggy Leineke
DST Output
El Dorado Hills

Dianne Deitchman

Past President
Office of Education
Fred Russell
Fidelity National Title Co.
El Dorado Hills
Cindy Bottenhagen
Blue Shield of California
El Dorado Hills
Patti Pitts
Umpqua Bank
Guy Gertsch
El Dorado Hills
Jeff Dew
El Dorado Hills


Board Advisor:
T Abraham
Marshall Medical Center
David Eggerton
El Dorado Irrigation District
Deborah A. Jones
Executive Director
Rochelle Reed
Program Director
Amber Henrichs
Program Case Manager
Lisa Burroughs
Recruitment Coordinator
Marni Goselin
Volunteer Researcher/Writer
Rochelle Babb
Volunteer Researcher/Writer
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"Our mission is to help children reach their potential
through professionally supported one-to-one relationships."

What We Like About You - Quote of the Month

A 2nd grade boy in one of our School Mentor programs asked for a "Big Sister" because he doesn't have a mom in his life. Strolling around the school grounds with his new Big Sister, he proudly introduced her to everyone, saying,

"This is my Big Sister Lynda - she's 54!"

(Fortunately, Lynda has a great sense of humor!)


Goodbye, Krysti & Welcome, Rochelle!


After almost four years, we bid a fond farewell to Program Director Krysti Dahlgren and a hearty welcome to Rochelle Reed (read more...) 




Congratulations to Keith and Taryn Gordon on their new baby Roman!

2010 New Officers and Directors

Congratulations to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Officers and Directors for 2010!

Board President Kelly Seymour of DST Output
Vice President Keith Gordon of AMDOCS
Secretary Denise Bates of Rack-It-Truck Racks, Inc.
Treasurer Peggy Leineke of DST Output
(read more...) 

Keith Gordon Peggy Leineke Denise Bates
Kelly Seymour, Keith Gordon, Peggy Leineke, Denise Bates

January is National Mentoring Month

View the PSA produced for National Mentoring Month 2010 with General Colin L. Powell.

Following tradition, President Barak Obama has officially proclaimed January 2010 as National Mentoring Month.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is proud to be part of the national call to action as we strive for the ultimate goal - providing a mentor to every child who needs one! (read more...)

2010 BIGS of the Year

Big Brother of the Year Don Karas

"In the three years that I have participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters school based mentoring program, I have had so many memorable and rewarding moments. To know that I am making a positive difference in a boy's life is one of the best feelings ever!"

Big Sister of the Year Judi Piatanesi

Judi has been matched with her "Little" Courtney for 6 1/2 yrs. Said Judi, "Courtney has become part of the family and we do just about everything together." Recently Judi's son got married and Courtney played a large part in the wedding planning and was even in the wedding ceremony.


Gardening With My Sisters Project

Want to Help Plant Seeds of Success?

Big sister Gail Wilczynski is working on an exciting project with her two little sisters and their friends.  They are looking for strategic support.

Gail used the philosophy of VISION ♥ PLAN ♥ ACTION to encourage her little sisters to build a garden at Herbert Green Middle School in Placerville.  The garden was a great success and is now the focal point of their Big Sister/Little Sister interactions. (read more...)


Theatre Outing Benefit

El Dorado Musical Theatre and the El Dorado Hills
Chamber of Commerce have partnered in
support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Raise money for BBBS
and enjoy EDMT's Presentation of:

(click here for more details)




2010 Fundraising Events

March 20 Pie in the Eye Basketball Benefit
May 7 Communtiy Bowl for Kids Sake
May 14 AMDOCS Bowl for Kids Sake
May 21 DST Output Corporate Bowl for Kids Sake
June 4 Blue Shield Corporate Bowl for Kids Sake
August 20 Waste Connections Bowl for Kids Sake
September 25 BIG Autumn Auction
October 16 Community Bowl for Kids Sake

(click here for event details)

EDC Fire EDH Fire
Pie in the Eye Basketball: EDC vs. EDH Fire

The Big Autumn Auction

AMDOCS WasteConnections
AMDOCS & Waste Connections Past Bowl-a-thon's


Corporate Partnership

Blue Shield of California!

We are proud to feature corporate partner Blue Shield of California located in El Dorado Hills. BSC has been an invaluable support to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  For the past two years, they have sponsored a Bowl For Kids' Sake bowl-a-thon raising approximately $10,000 each year. (read more...)