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

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.

TRADITIONAL 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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INLAND EMPIRE

CHERYLEE SHAAR

CHIEF RELATIONSHIP OFFICER

HAZEL GONZALES

VICE PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

ALLISON HATA

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

LAURA MARCUM

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS

KEITH MATAYA

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS

LAURIE PETERSON

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR

Navin Narang

VICE CHAIR

Henry Walker

SECRETARY

Cary Hyden

Tim Andrews

Patty Arvielo

Matt Bailey

Ellen Bancroft

Kurt Belcher

Phil Berry

Steve Blanc

Steve Borowski

Erin Boyl

Bob Cluck

Tim Crosson

Brian Davis

Peter Desforges

 

Tom Duddy

Nori Ebersole

Chris Flick

Mike Fox

Rob Friedman

Paul Fruchbom

Elliot Gordon

Chris Ivey

Blake Johnson

Guy Johnson

Jason Krotts

Brent Lee

John Lennell

Dave Moellenhoff

Scott Nelson

Jim Pickell

Todd Pickup

Chris Reedy

Thomas Reyes

Tim Ryan

Caroline Siefert-Sabo

Marilyn Stemper

Brian Stevens

Gus Theisen

Kim Thompson

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.