Champions of Mentoring

Collaborating with our partners on projects and initiatives is one of the most important ways MENTOR Washington supports the statewide mentoring community. We are continually grateful for their support and contributions to youth mentoring in Washington!

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) represents the public part of the public/private partnership that makes up MENTOR Washington. Our partnership with DSHS and former Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen allows MW to effectively advocate for mentoring among the state agencies and legislators. Tom Pennella, Deputy Director of MW is an executive-on-loan from DSHS and serves on MW’s Board of Directors.

Costco Wholesale

Costco’s Charitable Contributions Committee provides essential annual operations support to MW. Barry Willis, Employment Development, HR Administration, Diversity & Inclusion serves on MW’s Board of Directors and Claude Green is an executive-on-loan from Costco.

College Success Foundation

College Success Foundation (CSF) was critical to the expansion of MENTOR Washington in 2004 and remains one of our strongest partners. The mission of CSF to provide college scholarships and mentoring to low-income, high-potential students aligns closely with our own mission and the mentoring movement. We work closely to provide the mentoring support needed for the CSF scholarship recipients to be successful. Juliette Schindler Kelly, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy serves on MW’s Board of Directors.

Mentoring Champions

Bank of America
Washington State Department of Licensing
Seattle Sounders FC
Jim Walker Seattle
The Satterberg Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
Tulalip Tribes
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Nisqually Indian Tribe
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)


The Slick Watts Classic Sponsors

MENTOR Washington partners with the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce to hold the annual Slick Watts Classic, a three-on-three basketball tournament for players 8 years old and up of all skill levels. The event is always a big success thanks in large part to the financial support of our premier sponsors.

Olympic Eagle
Washington National Guard
Hane’s Apparel
Manini’s LLC
Benaroya Properties
College Success Foundation

Prior to 2015:

Bank of America
Sonics Arena
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Ackerley Foundation
Sparkling ICE