Match Makers Breakfast

Presented by Lincoln Savings Bank

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa and Lincoln Savings Bank as we celebrate our 13 Littles graduating high school.  Hear inspiring stories about our graduates as you enjoy a light breakfast on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the beautiful and historic World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. There will be an opportunity to enroll in Match Makers, our monthly giving program, that provides ongoing, predictable support for the 550+ matches currently being served. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this special event, please contact Director of Donor Relations Kyn Hedrick at or 515-288-9025 x224.

A special thank you to all our 2018 sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Match Maker Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors


Below is a summary of the 2017 Match Makers Breakfast.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI) honored our eight Littles graduating from high school at the second annual Match Makers Breakfast. This year the breakfast was held on June 8, 2017 at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. The Match Makers Breakfast raised close to $12,000 in individual donations in support of our Match Makers program! Match Makers is our monthly online giving program that provides a consistent source of financial support for our mentoring programs.

Over 180 guests learned about the BBBSCI Mission and celebrated our 8 graduating Littles’ accomplishments. Guests were welcomed by CEO, Nancy Muecke  and Board of Directors President, Tyler Dingel emceed the event. Little Brother, Gerald; his mother, Morlu; and his Big Duo, Mitch and Kristine Reed shared their positive and life-changing experience with BBBSCI.

Each Little was recognized during the event and received special gifts: a laptop from UnitedHealthcare; a backpack from Graham Group; a free haircut from Aveda Institute Des Moines; a padfolio and tumbler from Sammons Financial Group; and a fleece blanket from Nationwide. Performance Marketing designed banners featuring each graduating Little that were featured at the event. We can’t thank these companies enough for donating the gifts and banners to our Littles.

Class of 2017 Celebrated Littles
Little Sister Natalie- East High School. Matched with Big Sister Darcy Dakovich for 6 years.

Litte Brother Austin- Lincoln High School. Matched Big Brother Larry Bradshaw for 11 years.

Litte Sister Kayla- Norwalk High school. Matched with Big Sister Lois Woodward for 9 years.

Little Brother Cody- Ankeny High School. Matched with Big Family Kari & Keith Karpinske for 10 years.

Little Brother Gerald- Ankeny Centennial High. Matched with Big Duo Kristine & Mitch Reed for 12 years.

Little Brother Paul- Carlisle High School.  Matched with Big Brother Russ Asman for 11 years.

Little Sister Hailey- Hoover High School. Matched with Caroline Jones for 6 years.

Little Sister Kyleana- East High School. Matched with Nicole Nayima for 9 years.

Check out photos from last year's event here.