Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Texas

Ice Ball 2017

JW Marriott Austin

August 26, 2017 6pm – Midnight
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the Ice Ball. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, auction and live music.

Host Committee

  • Kate and Hector Perez, Committee Chairs
  • Christine and Blake Absher
  • Becky Bonham
  • Amber Davis and Peter Erdel
  • Michael Forte and Toni Schach
  • Pamela and Will Hurley
  • Joanna Just
  • Chris and Laura Villagran Johnson
  • Heather Ladage
  • Thomas Miranda
  • Gordon Moore
  • Lauren Petrowski
  • Charlie Phillips
  • Yvette Ruiz
  • Gayle Stallings

Live Auction Packages

Escape to Cabo

Enjoy a 5 night stay in picturesque Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences. The Hacienda community is a beachfront oasis with unprecedented access to downtown, the marina and to all of Cabo San Lucas. This condominium features 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms and is within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Cabo

The BIG Fall Carnival

DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 TIME: 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. (Noon) FAIR MARKET VALUE: PRICELESS Further BBBS' mission by sponsoring a day of fun, friendship and memories for our Littles, Littles on our waiting list and children served by our community partners at our first-ever BIG Fall Carnival. Imagine over 2,000 children coming to enjoy the games, food and fun at Rathgeber Village. Your sponsorship will allow these children to enjoy special activities and classic carnival games including a bean bag toss, ring toss, Strong Man game and rubber ducky float. And no carnival would be complete without cotton candy, snow cones and candy apples. Provide a unique and memorable experience for our deserving Littles and neighbors by raising your paddle to create some carnival magic at Ice Ball!

Private Paradise in Bali

Experience the unparalleled paradise of Bali with a 7 night stay at Jepun Villas. Your party of 8 will be welcomed and chauffeured to your private resort for the week! This trip includes private transportation to and from the airport, 4 master-bedroom villas with private en-suite bathrooms with open-air showers, multiple living and dining areas, a recreation villa, marble terrace, private massage pavilion and on-site staff that caters to every need. The entire resort is designed around an infinity-edge swimming pool with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Romantic Getaway to Paris

Enjoy a romantic 5 night trip for deux (2) to Paris! Live like a Parisian in a beautiful flat located in the heart of the city. Stroll past sidewalk cafes on your way to The Eiffel Tower, take a moment to window shop on Le Avenue des Champs-Elysees, and navigate the Arc de Triomphe like a pro! Indulge your Tour de France dreams with two “Day Bicycle Tour” tickets and enjoy a relaxing and fun journey throughout Paris. C'est bon!


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.