Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Texas

Ice Ball 2018

Fairmont Austin Hotel

Saturday, August 25th, 6 – 11 pm

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the Ice Ball. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, auction and live music.

2018 Ice Ball Host Committee

  • Ice Ball Chairs: Ashley & Justin Yarborough
  • Christine & Blake Absher
  • Krystle & Christian Alvarado
  • Kimberly Blair
  • Becky Bonham
  • Robin & Taylor Bruce
  • Carly & Clayton Christopher
  • Elizabeth & Nad Elias
  • Katherine & Matt Gallagher
  • Heather Granato
  • Melissa & Kareem Hajjar
  • Caroline & Brian Haley
  • Pamela & Will Hurley
  • Joanna Just
  • Crystal & Kevin Kaylakie
  • Chrissy & Jay Kleberg
  • Sly Majid
  • Leslie & Troy Marcus
  • Rachel & Colt McCoy
  • Kelly & David Mebane
  • Connie & Bill Nelson
  • John Nelson
  • Jessica & Jonathan Pearce
  • Lauren Petrowski & Justin Poses
  • Lori & Mark Ramseur
  • Kate & Kurt Rathmann
  • Alison & Reese Ryan
  • Brooke & Brandon Taylor
  • Jessica & Justin Taylor
  • Natalie & Curtis Thigpen
  • Jared Toren
  • The Honorable Ellen Troxclair & Caleb Troxclair
  • Erin & Jay Tuggle


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas provides young people in our community - particularly those facing adversity - with the skills, support and guidance to achieve success in life.

We do this by creating caring one-to-one relationships between children and adult volunteers who serve as mentors, providing guidance, friendship and support.

Our unique model of one-to-one mentoring has a direct and lasting e ect on the lives of young people, their families and our community as a whole. Research shows that youth in our program have more confidence and better grades and social skills than their peers. They are significantly less likely to use drugs or alcohol, skip school or exhibit violent behavior.

Your investment in our program has a huge impact on youth, families and the greater Austin community. This year our volunteers will provide 60,000 hours of mentoring to approximately 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Last year, more than 98% of our Little Brothers and Sisters stayed in school, improved their grades and avoided early parenting.

The impacts of our program are great, but the need is even greater.

For every child we serve, there is another child on our waiting list longing to be matched with a caring mentor of their own.

With your help, we can provide more children with the opportunities for success that they so richly deserve.

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It costs $1,250 to fund a life-changing mentoring relationship for a child for a year. There are over 600 children on our waiting list who are looking for the opportunity to be matched with a mentor of their own. Your Fund A Friendship gift provides kids, like those below, with the one-to-one support they need to succeed in life.

“I want someone to be my friend. Someone I can talk to and who can help me when I have problems.”

Jonathan lives with his mom in a single-parent home. He is looking for a male role model to help him deal with the negative peer pressure he experiences at school.
“I want to have a good life. I want a Big Sister to help me succeed.”

Angela dreams of being an engineer. Her parents never had the opportunity to attend college themselves and she is looking for a mentor who can support her academic success and help her pursue her career goals.
“I want a Big Brother to go places with and have fun. He would be my best friend and I wouldn’t be lonely.”

Having moved here from a new country, Thomas wants to have a Big Brother to spend time with and who can help him discover new things.

Your 100% tax-deductible Fund A Friendship gift can change a child’s life for the better, forever. Give now.