TOGETHER,

WE IGNITE POTENTIAL

In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one matches for youth who want to realize their full potential.

Through mentoring, we aim to decrease the number of disconnected youth in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Empowered youth have the potential to change our world

WE BELIEVE

We believe in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive program and workplace where all youth, volunteers, stakeholders, and employees regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, should have the opportunity to achieve measurable life success.

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with a strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship that creates pathways for the future and a mentor for a lifetime. As we are the sum total of all our stakeholders; staff, volunteers, families, board members, and investors, it is imperative to effectively recruit, train, support, and engage all stakeholders in an effort to evolve our programs and drive outcomes that meet the needs of our community. We lead with a strong and living culture that is inclusive, meaningful, significant and purpose-driven. A culture that guides our daily actions and drives toward a lasting and positive impact. We believe in diversity, respect, collaboration, resilience, innovation and excellence. We believe in a strengths-based leadership approach focused on justice and rooted in a culture of learning.

As a mentorship organization dedicated to igniting potential in the youth and young adults we serve, we are also dedicated to unlocking the potential of our staff, stakeholders, and volunteers by leveraging individual strengths to honor who they are and make the largest impact on our communities. We lead with clear purpose and meaning that translates to measurable life success for every child served through our program. We believe through mentorship equity is possible.

OUR PROGRAMS

Big Brothers Big Sisters delivers one-to-one mentoring to youth facing adversity through four program models. We provide the training, resources and support necessary for each match to succeed.

Community MENTORING

VOLUNTEER:

Adults age 18 or older

THE EXPERIENCE:

Volunteers are matched with children ages 6 to 16. Matches plan activities twice a month based on their own schedule.

BIG COUPLES

VOLUNTEER:

Two adults age 18 or older in a relationship for 2+ years

THE EXPERIENCE:

Two volunteers are matched with a Little Brother age 6 to 16. Big Couples spend time with the child twice a month together or on their own.

HIGH SCHOOL BIGS

VOLUNTEER:

High school students grades 9 – 11

THE EXPERIENCE:

High school volunteers are matched with elementary school students. Mentoring sessions take place once a week after school at the elementary school for one hour and are led by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

WORKPLACE MENTORING

VOLUNTEER:

Corporate employees at a participating Workplace Mentoring company

THE EXPERIENCE:

Employees are matched with high school students and meet once a month at company headquarters. Sessions last 90 minutes and are facilitated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

OUR LEADERSHIP

SLOANE KEANE, CEO

Sloane Keane is an advocate for social change through youth mentorship. She joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2013 as the director of development, charged with creating new funding strategies that tripled agency revenue and doubled the number of matches supported annually.

Since becoming CEO in 2018. Keane has continued the growth trajectory for the network’s second-largest agency nationwide. She is commited to strengthening the organization’s impact on disconnected youth across Orange, Riverside, and San Bernadino counties.

JENNIFER O'FARRELL

CHIEF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

LAURIE PETERSON

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

LAURA MARCUM

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

HAZEL GONZALES

VICE PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

KEITH MATAYA

VICE PRESIDENT OF GRANTS & RESEARCH

CHRISTOPHER ERKELENS

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR

Henry Walker

VICE CHAIR

Patty Arvielo

SECRETARY

Cary Hyden

Treasurer

Erin Boyl

Matt Bailey

Kurt Belcher

Phil Berry

Steve Blanc

Steve Borowski

Tim Crosson

Brian Davis

Peter Desforges

Michael Fox

Robert Friedman

Paul Fruchbom

Elliot Gordon

Chris Ivey

Blake Johnson

Guy Johnson

Joe Juliano

Jason Krotts

John Lenell

Dave Moellenhoff

Navin Narang

Scott Nelson

Jim Pickell

Todd Pickup

Chris Reedy

Tom Reyes

Tim Ryan

Caroline Sabo

Marilyn Stemper

Brian Stevens

Meital Taub

Gus Theisen

Kim Thompson

Bradley Todd

Big Recruitment Committee

Connor Halsted

Brooke Abel

Afsheen Bazarafkan

Ashtri Bonaparte

Erin-Ashley Brown

Grant Chase

James Dennewill

Natasha Fierro

Jose Galeana

Jordan Harp

Adrian Hernandez

Daniel Hyatt

Mohammad Jaffrey

Samantha Leonard

Mindy Manson

Kelcie Martin

Steven Meisenheimer

Julie Morris

Nancy Ngo

Mimosa Nguyen

Tushar Patel

Mary Sponaugle

Ehsan Syed

Nicole Transue

Anthony Jr Vigil

OUR FINANCIALS

It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path, so you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & the Inland Empire is a 501c3 (tax-exempt) organization.