Celebrate Mentoring


Please join us in celebrating the impact of mentoring as we honor our 2017 graduating class of Bigs and Littles and recognize community leader, Jim Singleton with the 2017 Community Mentor Award. We invite you to witness this important milestone and be part of our largest celebration!

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Where: Indiana Historical Society (450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202)
Program: 6 PM
Reception: 6:45 PM

Please RSVP through Eventbrite by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Jackie Lai at jlai@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3704.

Community Mentor Award

The Community Mentor Award is presented each year to a Central Indiana leader who has demonstrated a passion for mentoring and a commitment to mentoring in his or her personal and professional life. This award is the highest honor BBBSCI bestows.

2017 Community Mentor Award Recipient: Jim Singleton

For the past 40 years Jim Singleton has been an enthusiastic and respected leader, mentor, and friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBSCI). Jim began his journey with BBBSCI as a Big Brother in 1977 and has since served as Board President of Big Brothers, as a transition committee member for the Big Brothers Big Sisters merger, the first Board President of BBBSCI, Interim CEO of BBBSCI, Midwest regional vice-president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), and chairman of the national board of BBBSA. In 2009 Jim received the prestigious national Clifford P. Norman Award from BBBSA for his exemplary commitment and generosity to not only the local program but to the regional and national efforts as well.  Jim’s wife Judy has been an integral part of his work with BBBSCI and has supported all of his commitments with both the local and national agencies. The Singleton’s have three children all of whom have been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Currently, Jim and Judy are enjoying being grandparents to their six grandsons!

Previous Community Mentor Award Recipients:

2016 - Marianne Glick
2015- Frank Davis
2014- Willis K.Bright, Jr.
2013 - Charles (Charlie) W. Brown
2012 - Jean Blackwell
2011 - Mike Smith 
2010 - Robert Bowen
2009 - Larry Sablosky

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for this year's celebration, Indianapolis Power & Light!

Celebrate Mentoring Gold Sponsors

Judy Singleton and the Singleton Children


Celebrate Mentoring Silver Sponsors

Celebrate Mentoring Graduating Match Sponsors

Ayres Foundation
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
PAR North America
Ronald McDonald House
Rowland Design
Wells Fargo


To learn more about the Big Futures program and sponsorship opportunities, click here.