Strong Leadership + Bold Vision =
BIG Results

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago is an affiliate of the oldest, most respected mentoring organization in the US. We are a mission driven, performance based organization that is professionally managed and provides high quality 1:1 mentoring services to over 2,100 children in Metro Chicago and their families across four counties: Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties in Illinois and Indiana.

As Metro Chicago and Northwest Indiana’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) from age seven through high school graduation. Private corporate, foundation and individual contributions provide 94% of our revenue base upon which we build programming that meets the needs of each child individually. Our programs are proven to keep kids in school, out of trouble and on the path to post-graduate success.

Our Impact

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children, strengthen communities and believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.

Jeremy Foster

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Hanfling

Managing Director of Site Based Programs

Tim Corp

Chief Financial Officer

Everardo Franco

Chief Operating Officer

Kristine Brown

Director of Marketing and Communications

Verna Sutton

Director of Human Resources

Kelly Alday

Manager of CB Customer Service & Processing

Erika Alvardo

Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Sydney Blanch

Site Based Program Coordinator

Erika Bonilla

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Sam Brady

SB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Maia Brown

Match Support Specialist

Monica Calderon

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Matthew Calvert

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Vaniece Catron

SB Recruitment Specialist- Northern Region

Greta Cervantes

Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Elena Chace

CB Customer Relations Specialist

Gyulia Chernyak

Marketing & Events Manager

Mary Collins

Donor Relations & Database Administrator

Gabriel Cunine

Site Based Program Coordinator

Ellen Daniels

Senior Site Based Program Coordinator

Alyssa DelAngel

SB Customer Relations Specialist

Sarah Denton

Site Based Program Coordinator

Vanessa Figueroa

Manager of SB Customer Service and Processing

Everardo Franco

Chief Operating Officer

Rasnick Fullard

Project 6 Match Suport Specialist

Lizzette Garza

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Carmen Guzman

Manager of Site Based Programs

Rachel Hampton

Project 6 Program Manager

Tabetha Handy

Project 6 EM/MS Specialist

Michelle Hanfling

Managing Director of Site Based Programs

Alyson Hankwitz

Match Support Specialist

Dianna Harris

Project 6 Recruitment Specialist

Derrick Hessler

Site Based Program Coordinator

Paris Jackson

Site Based Program Coordinator

Robin Jenkins

Match Support Specialist

Bran'Arla Johnson

SB Recruitment Specialist

Beth Juarez

Site Based Program Coordinator

Linda Lamb

LC- Recruitment Specialist

Elizabeth Lancaster

CB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Nicole Leitner

Manager of Quality Assurance Specialist

Paul Lewis

Senior Manager of Site Based Programs

Veronica Lindsey

Receptionist

Emma Macdonald

Manager of CB Match Support Specialist

Katherine Markiewicz

Senior Site Based Program Coordinator

Kylie Marshall-Egli

SB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Jennifer McCool

Sr. Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Shameco Moore

CB South Recruitment Specialist

Michelle Murillo

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Simone Newsome

SB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Casey Nunes

CB North Recruitment Specialist

Indira Orozco

Manager of Site Based Programs

Ana Ottinot

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Dee Phillips

Seasonal Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Lizzet Proa

Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

Marisa Pyatt

Match Support Specialist

Rukayat Raji

SB Recruitment Specialist

Miesha Ransom

SB Recruitment Specialist

Kate Rhodes

Manager of Individual Giving & Major Gifts

Angelica Ruiz

LC-Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Daniela Sanchez

Match Introduction Meeting Facilator

Jacqueline Shack

Project 6 EM/MS Specialist

Lina Shoaibi

Accounting Manager

Tausha Stone

Seasonal Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Tiffany Tarsitano

Match Support Specialist

Melissa Tesch

Site Based Program Coordinator

Celia Trujillo

Bilingual Match Support Specialist

Michelle Velez

CB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Pedro Velez

CB Bilingual Customer Relations Specialist

Muna Walker

Director of Community Based Programs

Tiffany Walls

LC-Program Manager

Kelly Walter

Manager of Grants & Foundations

Natasha Webb

Site Based Program Coordinator

Brad Whitlock

Manager of Corporate Partnerships


Board of Directors: Officers

Experienced. Involved. Passionate. The Board of Directors holds our CEO and organization accountable to the mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Board is vital to helping secure and sustain corporate partnerships and programs, aid in our fundraising efforts and oversee the work of our CEO, Jeremy Foster.

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  • Brian Wrubel

    Board President

    Marquette Associates

  • Debra Beinstein

    VP - Programs

    The Smiley Foundation

  • Toby Coffey

    VP - Board Development

    Connect Search

  • Mark Kaufman

    VP - Fund Development

    Athletico

  • Tom Monson

    VP - Secretary

    Jenner & Block

  • Rob Hallberg

    VP - Treasurer

    BMO Harris Bank

Board of Directors: Members

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  • Gary Abrahams

    USG

  • Ken Banas

    USG

  • Heidi Barker

    Cleveland Avenue

  • Xerxes K. Bhote

    Geneva Capital

  • Brad Block

    Law Offices of Bradford Block

  • Leslie Brewer

    Familia Dental

  • John Compernolle

    Bank of America

  • Raymond Dennis

    RR Donnelley

  • Carrie Falkenhayn

    Deloitte

  • Cara Harrison

    KPMG

  • John B. Hirsch

  • Ashish Karamchandani

    Heitman

  • Jason Kaye

    Health Care Service Corporation

  • Dave Kimbell

    Ulta Beauty

  • Bob Kirby

    CDW

  • John Koepke

    Accenture

  • Travis Krueger

    GTCR

  • Anthony Kyles

    PepsiCo

  • Sandra Linn

    Northern Trust

  • Rob Livingston

    Lockton

  • Manoj Mahenthiran

    PwC

  • Bryan Mark

    Comcast

  • Jeff Michalczyk

    CIBC

  • Andrea Palmer

    Publicis Health Media

  • Sanjay Patel

    Raymond James

  • Jim Rowe

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • Sara Spicklemire

    CBRE

  • John Tocora

    Antares Capital

  • Mickey Vaja

    Grant Thornton

  • Andy Watt

    Boston Scientific

  • Jim Wylie

    Marsh

  • Lisa Young

    Axiom

Leadership Board: Officers

Our Leadership Board is devoted to the organization's vision of making a positive difference in a child's life. They provide funds to grow the agency, recruit and develop future mentors, partners and board members, and generate public awareness of the organization. The board is comprised of young professionals who share a common interest in serving our community and enjoying themselves along the way.

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  • Brian Kohout

    Board President

  • Alex Basto

    VP - Board Development

  • Peter Buckstaff

    VP - Board Development

  • Kristen Erekson

    VP Analytics

  • Matt Elakatt

    VP - Social

  • Taylor Fraleigh

    VP - Big Recruitment

  • Jessie Haramis

    VP - Social

  • Natalie Matthews

    VP - Marketing

  • Brett Neumann

    VP - Membership

  • Jared Rapoport

    VP - Fund Development

  • Logan Sauter

    VP - Membership

  • Lindsey Scott

    VP - Big Recruitment

  • Kelly Wagner Dytko

    VP - Fund Development

Leadership Board: Members

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  • Bob Achstatter

  • Brian Adams

  • Alexander Adegunwa

  • Alex Basto

  • Lindsay Basto

  • Madeline Brutscher

  • Peter Buckstaff

  • Claire Byrne

  • Blaise DeLuca

  • Paige Dorfman

  • Dave Dytko

  • Kelly Wagner Dytko

  • Matt Elakatt

  • Kristen Erekson

  • Lee Foley

  • Chris Forfar

  • Taylor Fraleigh

  • Nicole Gatens

  • Deirdre Gillete

  • Luke Gilpin

  • Rachel Gradner

  • Peter Greig

  • Jessie Haramis

  • Patrick Hickey

  • Paul Hittman

  • Jeff Huelskamp

  • Melissa Johannesen

  • Brian Kohout

  • Zach Krantz

  • Jamie Marconi

  • Jim Matthews

  • Natalie Matthews

  • Brett Neumann

  • Michael Notton

  • Kate Ondra

  • Kaitlin Palmer

  • Theo Paskal

  • Dan Persa

  • Shinita Pettiford

  • Jared Rapoport

  • Anna Robinson

  • Billy Rohaly

  • Logan Sauter

  • Jessica Schapiro

  • Lindsey Scott

  • Deepa Sheth

  • Liz Sheyn

  • Sara Smets

  • Kate Sorensen

  • Konrad Stoick

  • Daniel Suffoletta

  • Kelly Sweeney

  • Celex Thomas

  • Gianna Traylor

  • Kelly Wagner Dytko

  • Brett Wallace

  • Joseph Wong

  • Helen Wu

Our Team

Our dedicated staff of over 65 talented individuals have made it their mission to make a difference in a child’s life each and every day.

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  • Kelly Alday

    Manager of CB Customer Service & Processing

    312-207-5647

  • Erika Alvarado

    Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4246

  • Sydney Blanch

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4230

  • Erika Bonilla

    Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5636

  • Sam Brady

    Site Based Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4240

  • Kristine Brown

    Director of Marketing and Communications

    312-207-5605

  • Maia Brown

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-4229

  • Monica Calderon

    Bilingual Site Based Coordinator

    312-207-5642

  • Matthew Calvert

    Marketing & Events Coordinator

    312-207-4241

  • Vaneice Catron

    Site Based Recruitment Specialist - North Region

    312-207-5631

  • Greta Cervantes

    Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-5620

  • Elena Chace

    CB Customer Relations Specialist

    312-207-5643

  • Gulia Chernyak

    Marketing & Events Manager

    312-207-5603

  • Mary Collins

    Donor Relations and Database Administrator

    312-207-5644

  • Timothy Corp

    Chief Financial Officer

    312-207-5648

  • Gabriel Cunine

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5633

  • Ellen Daniels

    Senior Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5628

  • Alyssa Del Angel

    Site Based Customer Relations Specialist

    312-207-4227

  • Sarah Denton

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5619

  • Vanessa Figueroa

    Manager of Site Based Customer Service & Processing

    312-207-5608

  • Jeremy Foster

    Chief Executive Officer

    312-207-5610

  • Everardo Franco

    Chief Operating Officer

    312-207-5607

  • Rasnick Fullard

    Project 6 Match Support Specialist

    312-207-4274

  • Lizette Garza

    Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5630

  • Carmen Guzman

    Manager of Site Based Programs

    312-207-4242

  • Rachel Hampton

    Project 6 Program Manager

    312-207-4270

  • Tabetha Handy

    Project 6 EM/MS Specialist

    312-207-4272

  • Michelle Hanfling

    Managing Director of Site Based Programs

    312-207-5626

  • Alyson Hankwitz

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-4254

  • Dianna Harris

    Project 6 Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-4271

  • Derrick Hessler

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4248

  • Paris Jackson

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5629

  • Robin Jenkins

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-5614

  • Bran'Arla Johnson

    Site Based Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-5601

  • Beth Juarez

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5635

  • Linda Lamb

    Lake County Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-4232

  • Elizabeth Lancaster

    CB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4220

  • Nicole Leitner

    Quality Assurance Manager

    312-207-5632

  • Paul Lewis

    Senior Manager of Site Based Programs

    312-207-5618

  • Veronica Lindsey

    Receptionist

    312-207-5600

  • Emma Macdonald

    Manager of Community Based Match Support Specialists

    312-207-4228

  • Katherine Markiewicz

    Senior Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4236

  • Kylie Marshall-Egli

    Senior Site Based Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4234

  • Jennifer McCool

    Senior Bilingual Enrollment & Matching Specialist

  • Shameco Moore

    Community Based South Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-4222

  • Michelle Murillo

    Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4247

  • Simone Newsome

    Senior Site Based Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4244

  • Casey Nunes

    Community Based North Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-5615

  • Indira Orozco

    Manager of Site Based Programs

    312-207-5611

  • Ana Ottinot

    Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4233

  • Dee Phillips

    Seasonal Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-5627

  • Lizzet Proa

    Bilingual Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-5640

  • Marisa Pyatt

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-5616

  • Rukayat Raji

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-5612

  • Miesha Ransom

    Site Based Recruitment Specialist

    312-207-4249

  • Kate Rhodes

    Manager, Individual Giving & Major Gifts

    312-207-5622

  • Angelica Ruiz

    Enrollment and Match Support Specialist

    312-207-5639

  • Daniela Sanchez

    Match Introduction Meeting Facilitator

    312-207-4229

  • Jacqueline Shack

    Project 6 EMS/MSS

    312-207-4273

  • Lina Shoaibi

    Accounting Manager

    312-207-4237

  • Tausha Stone

    Seasonal Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-4252

  • Verna Sutton

    Director of Human Resources

    312-207-4225

  • Tiffany Tarsitano

    Match Support Specialist

    312-207-4253

  • Melissa Tesch

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4221

  • Celia Trujillo

    Bilingual Match Support Specialist

    312-207-4226

  • Michelle Velez

    CB Enrollment & Matching Specialist

    312-207-5602

  • Pedro Velez

    CB Bilingual Customer Relations Specialist

    312-207-5646

  • Muna Walker

    Director of Community Based Programs

    312-207-5625

  • Tiffany Walls

    Lake County Program Manager

    312-207-5623

  • Kelly Walter

    Manager of Grants & Foundations

    312-207-4238

  • Natasha Webb

    Site Based Program Coordinator

    312-207-4235

  • Brad Whitlock

    Manager of Corporate Partnerships

    312-207-4239

 

Financials

Putting Your Generosity to Work

BBBSMC has built a strong foundation for sustainable growth. Your generosity keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path. We look forward to sharing how your contribution is being used to serve children, their families and our communities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own audited financial statements.

 

FY19 Financial Statement FY19 Form 990
FY18 Financial Statement FY18 Form 990
FY17 Financial Statement FY17 Form 990
FY16 Financial Statement FY16 Form 990
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Alumni

Welcome Back!

We love hearing from our past Littles.  And Bigs.  And Board Members.  Anyone, really, who touched our organization and made it better.

Share your stories with us – They inspire others to join our organization

Connect with other alumni  – You never know what that will spark

Reconnect with BBBSMC – There’s always plenty of new opportunities around here

 

We’re committed to our alumni.  We’re looking to give voice and build momentum for our mission, raise capital support for our vital mentoring programs, and provide opportunities for networking.

When our alumni get back involved, we ensure that our nation’s children will have the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

Reconnect with us today!