September 19, 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) has been proud to partner with Comcast since 2003. Comcast is committed to preparing today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders by investing in a variety of mentoring, service and scholarship programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the company’s national partners in this effort, supporting our programs in a variety of ways.
Comcast is a Founding Partner of Mentor2.0 and most recently committed $96,000 over two years to the program, bringing Comcast’s total investment in BBBSC to more than $253,000 in financial and in-kind resources. Overall, Comcast in Colorado contributes approximately $15 million in financial and in-kind resources each year to programs and partnerships helping communities across the state thrive. In 2018, the Comcast Foundation will build on its efforts through an added focus on expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Comcast also supports our agency, our Littles and their families by sponsoring BBBSC events, encouraging employees to volunteer and by offering the Internet Essentials program, helping more Colorado families connect to affordable home internet service for $9.95 a month (+tax). This program is available to families who have at least one child eligible for the National School Lunch Program or who receive HUD housing assistance. Many of the Littles and their families we serve are eligible for this program, enabling them to access many valuable technology resources.
We are grateful for all Comcast does for BBBSC and for encouraging their employees to be involved throughout the year. A special thanks to the following employees who volunteer their time:
- Jeff Hamstad, Board of Directors & Mentor
- Alison Busse, Associate Board Member
- Greg Poole, Advisory Board Member & Mentor
- Mary Spillane, Centennial & Women’s Committee Member
- Wendy DiBiasi, Mentor
- Elly Lindgren, Mentor
- Kevin Downs, Mentor
- Michael Kunst, Mentor
- Jason Gannon, Mentor
- Audrey Hessler, Mentor
- Elizabeth Pigg, Mentor
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About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $200 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.