Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada Collaborates with Informatica to Launch mentor2.0 Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Increase High School Graduation Rates in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, May 6, 2015 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada has teamed up with Silicon Valley-based software company, Informatica (Nasdaq:INFA), to launch the mentor2.0 crowdfunding campaign at Informatica World 2015, to be held May 11-15 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to an initial investment, Informatica has pledged to match donations during Informatica World. The online crowdfunding campaign is hosted at and is open for public contributions.

Mentor2.0 is an innovative mentoring program, which leverages 21st century technology and tools to reach and engage high school students at risk of not graduating. The program connects them with mentors who have college degrees and the skills to help them complete high school and enroll in advanced education programs. More than 75 percent of high school seniors who participated in mentor2.0 programming graduated on time, and of those graduates, 72 percent enrolled in college. Mentor2.0 was developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America using technology from iMentor.

“Clark County, Nevada has among the lowest high school graduation and college attendance rates in the country. Mentor2.0 addresses this concern by providing a network of support and curriculum focusing on college preparedness that has been proven to help increase graduation rates. We have until June 30th to raise $25,000 to launch the first phase of mentor2.0 in a Clark County School District high school,” said Molly Latham, Chief Executive Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada

“Informatica has a passion for giving back to our global community, and we are excited to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada extend its valuable work through its mentor2.0 program,” said Jo Stoner, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Informatica. “We have many customers in the education sector that are successfully using big data and Informatica’s advanced data integration technologies to help increase student engagement and improve educational outcomes. However, regardless of their industry, our customers, partners and employees who will be gathering at Informatica World in Las Vegas understand the difference that support, mentoring and technology can make to these student’s lives and we are proud to be able to make a difference here in Nevada.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada (BBBSN):

BBBSN, the region's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships and avoidance of risky behaviors. Youth mentored with BBBSN are over 75% more likely to graduate than their peers.

Since 1973, BBBSN has provided more than 20,000 mentors to local youth. It is the goal of BBBSN to serve 300 additional local youth in 2015. The non-profit’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

For more information about how to donate or volunteer, please visit their website at, or call (702) 222-9000. Connect with BBBSN at, and

About Informatica:

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of  data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique “Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.” capabilities of the Informatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,800 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit Connect with Informatica at, and