Together with our volunteers and families, Big Brothers Big Sisters empowers, inspires and ignites potential. 

Through mentorship and human connection, we are changing the trajectory for youth facing adversity and building bigger, brighter futures in our community.






of high school seniors graduated on-time in 2019


are the first in their family to attend college


of Littles reported improved or maintained academic performance


reported less likelihood to engage in risky behavior, including drug or alcohol use


felt higher social acceptance*

*Shown by research to be associated with improved grades and reduced crime


reported stronger trust in adults*

*Shown by research to be associated with improved grades and reduced crime


“Right now, the number of children growing up in single-parent homes is higher than ever before. Two-thirds of the youth we serve are living below the poverty line. It’s an unfortunate reality for so many children in our community.” 

This year brought not only a new look for Big Brothers Big Sisters, but a refocused mission.

Right now, the number of children growing up in single-parent homes is higher than ever before. Two-thirds of the youth we serve are living below the poverty line. It’s an unfortunate reality for so many children in our community, who lack access to postsecondary education, opportunities to develop emotional intelligence and social capital that will help pave the way to achieving a living wage job.

Our mission is urgent. So in 2019, we sharpened our focus. Modernized how we look and talk. All to change futures for every youth in need of a positive role model.

We continue to tackle society’s issues head-on by delivering prevention-based, solution-focused mentoring. We are at the front end of supporting children before they are tagged for gangs. Before they drop out of school. Before they become a statistic in the juvenile justice system. In this world where relationships are stripped out of all we do, we are committed to building and fostering a one-to-one human connection for youth in need.

Our 4,000 mentors, 4,000 children, professional staff, board of directors and donors have chosen to invest in the future of our region through their time, careers and hard-earned dollars. Together, we empower youth. We inspire change. And we ignite potential. All through the power of mentoring. Thank you for investing in the future of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Sloane Keane
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer


Matched since January 2015
“I know what it is to have failed, to have lost, to have not risen to what you expect of yourself,” says Big Brother Tyler Hungerford. “I also know what it’s like to have people come into your life and help you in that moment of despair. I see that these [kids] are having a tough time and they’re not doing as well as they could be, and they know it. They’re upset about it. And it leads to a lot more bad things; it’s a cycle.”

Our mentors help break that cycle. They see potential in kids like Tyler’s Little Brother Daniel, who was kicked out of several schools because he would act out to try when trying to make friends. With guidance from Tyler, Daniel learned how to get along with others without bullying them and was able to transition out of his charter school. He now takes initiative to befriend kids who look lonely and pushes himself to study advanced subjects in school.

“If we can step in and be a part of changing that cycle, then we can change our society,” Tyler says. “One person could change the life of one kid, and that kid could positively affect millions of people.”


Matched since April 2015
Our mentors are role models. They encourage children to step outside their comfort zone and step up to face challenges. They provide vision and access so youth can conquer fears, learn life skills, explore career paths and pursue educational dreams with confidence.

Little Sister Heather was 10 when she moved in with her grandparents. Her mother was incarcerated for shoplifting and both parents struggled with drug addiction. After going two years without seeing or hearing from her parents, the separation had started to take a toll. She would get mad easily and she struggled to get along with anyone.

“When Heather was 12, I went to Big Brothers Big Sisters for help,” says her grandmother, Judy. “I wanted to get a Big Sister for Heather so she could have someone to motivate her in school. She needed someone to help her become more mature, and I was scared that what happened with her parents in the past was going to permanently affect her future.”

Heather was nearly ready to start high school when she met Bonny. She was never an overachiever and didn’t express any interest in pursuing a career path after graduation. But after meeting Bonny and seeing how far education had taken her, Heather began to talk about applying for college.

“Bonny has her MBA and a great job. She’s taken Heather to work and introduced her to her successful friends who Heather loves to hang out with,” Judy says. “Heather saw a different life was possible for her, and she started taking responsibility for her grades. She even went from an F in algebra last year to an A this year!”

Bonny’s success inspired Heather to step up. She got involved in colorguard, signed up for academic programs like AVID and Upward Bound, and asked Bonny to take her on college campus tours. Now 18 and a senior, Heather is exploring a military career with the Marine Corps.

Our mentors guide youth who are at risk of disconnection. They can be the difference between a child dropping out of school and being the first in their family to earn a high school diploma.

Mentors like Bonny inspire youth to set goals, dream bigger and strive for success.


Thank You to Our 2019 Donors
Stars & Stripes Children’s Foundation

Angelitos de Oro
Latham & Watkins LLP – Cary Hyden
Meital Taub Luxury Group
Tarsadia Foundation
The DevTo Support Foundation – advised by The First Foundation
Todd & Natalie Pickup

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as awarded by the OJJDP through the US Dept. of Justice and Altria Group (subgrantee)
Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.
Jeffrey Frieden – a portion of this gift made through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
North Orange County Public Safety Task Force
Paul & Norma Fruchbom – PF Realty, Inc.
Reyes Holdings – Tom & Angie Reyes
Rob Friedman

ACT Anaheim – through Orange County Community Foundation
Albert J. Crosson Family Foundation – Tim & Marie Crosson
Columbia Steel, Inc.
ECMC Foundation
Farmers & Merchants Bank – Henry & Erin Walker
Hoag Memorial Hospital
Joseph & Polly Ueberroth / Bellwether Charitable Foundation – Bellwether Marine Aquisition Company
Mathis Brothers Furniture – Rit & Bianca Mathis
Navin & Becky Narang
New American Funding – Patricia & Rick Arvielo
Peter & Suzanne Desforges
Riverside Unified School District
Scott & Karen Green – a portion of this gift made through Orange County Community Foundation

The James Previti Family Foundation – Jim Previti
TVI, Inc. – Savers
Ueberroth Family Foundation

Banc of California
Bank of America
Blake & Courtney Johnson
Brew Ha Ha Productions
Brian Davis
CapRock Partners
Cary Hyden
Chalmers Corporation – Trace Chalmers
Citrus Motors – Dennis Shannon
City of Corona
Dave Moellenhoff
Dot Dot Smile
Draper Family Foundation – through Orange County Community Foundation
Elias & Caroline Sabo
Ernst & Young LLP – relationship through Scott Nelson
Exit Alliance Realty – Shawn Sorensen
First American Title Insurance Company – relationship through Mark Rutherford
Fontana Foundation of Hope
Guy Johnson
Ingram Micro
J. Stanley and Mary W. Johnson Family Foundation
Jack & Lois Wareham
Jennifer & Matt Olson – a portion of this gift made through National Christian Foundation California
John & Rachel Lenell – through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Julian Movsesian
Kiwanis Club of Riverside
LEADING Big – Orange County
Leonard Green Foundation
Liang & Quinley Wealth Management – Michael Liang & Christopher Quinley
Lugano Diamonds
Marisla Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation
Mark Pomerantz
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Niagara Cares
Pacific Premier Bank
Perry & Mary Kay Viscounty
ProVisors Orange County
R.D. Olson Development
Raymond and Pauline Tedford Trust
Russ Fadel
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
S.L. Gimbel Foundation – through the Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino
San Bernardino Unified School District
Sterling BMW
Steve & Linda Borowski
The Joe MacPherson Foundation
The John and Donna Crean Foundation
The Josephine Herbert Gleis Foundation
The Nevell Group – Michael & Susie Nevell
The Uncork For Hope Foundation
Tom & Deanne Duddy
U.S. Bank
Victor & Lia Assad – a portion of this gift made through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Wingate Foundation
Youssef and Kamel Mawardi Fund
Zareh Sarrafian

Allen Schreiber
Altura Credit Union
Arne & Nancy Youngman – through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Arvin Wijay
Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors – relationship through Jim Davenport
Bert Selva
Blanc Family Foundation/AYCO – Steve & Phyllis Blanc
California Baptist University
Carl Johnson
Chris Radomski
Christopher & Brigitte Reedy
Citizens Business Bank
City of Anaheim CDBG
Compass Group Management, LLC – relationship through Elias Sabo
Cox, Castle, & Nicholson
Croul Family Foundation
D. Robinson Cluck
Dale Camera
Dave Robinson
Edison International
Edwards Lifesciences
Elliot & Sheila Gordon
Fidelity Investments
Fieldstead & Company
Global Impact – relationship through Tyler Mounce
Griswold Industries (CLA-VAL)
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
Jason Smallwood
Jeff Gehl
Jim Pickell
Jon & Heather Kline
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
Kurt & Tammi Belcher
Majestic Realty Foundation
Mariners Escrow Corporation
Mark Wetterau
Matt and Susie Bailey – through Orange County Community Foundation
Merrilee F. Harris Chartiable Fund – through the American Endowment Foundation, relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Neora – through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Nicholas Wilhelm
Norm Christensen
OC Breakers – Eric Davidson
OC Fair
OC Professional Soccer
Pacific Life Foundation
Patrick Maciariello
Philip Brozenick
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – relationship through Gary Wilson
PRO Unlimited, Inc.
Richard Bertea
Rick & Tracy Weiner
Rimrock Capital Management
Riverside University Health Systems
Riverview Trust Company (Wheeler Foundation)
Robert Pickell – through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Rodger Grove
Scharrell Jackson
Simon Scholars Foundation
Snyder Langston
The DevTo Support Foundation – Joe Moody
The DevTo Support Foundation – Rick Weiner
The Giving Group
The Magnon Foundation
The PIMCO Foundation
The Susan Scott Foundation – Tim McFarlin
VPM Management
Waltmar Foundation, Inc.
Wells Fargo Foundation

Alight Solutions
Allium Partners
Allstate – Omar Zaki
Anaheim Ducks Foundation
Anne MacPherson
Apriem Advisors
Arby’s – through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Ariana Gaffoglio
Arthur Wardwell
Austin Sorensen
Barry Porter
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Bill & Barb Lindsey
Bill & Veronica Olien
Bill O’Brien
Blythe Global Advisors, LLC – Marc Blythe
Bob Summers
Bradley Coleman
Bradley Todd
Brett & Debbi Pack
Brian Schaefgen – through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Bright Bear
California Bank & Trust
Catherine Helshoj
Center Street Lending
Charles & Yvonne Stowe
Charles Roy
Charles Schwab
Christopher & Fiona Ivey
City of Hope
City of Riverside
CLL Firm
Cox Charities Fund
Cushman & Wakefield
Dan Almquist
Daniel & Kerry Sonenshine – through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Daniel Callahan
Danielle Floriani
David Harvey
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Documotion Research
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Drew Hoeven
Ed & Siwen-Hu Lieskovan
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Fidelity National Title Company
Frankson Family Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation, relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Frome Family Foundation
Funraise Inc.
George & Bob Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation, relationship through Angelitos de Oro
IBC Hospitality
In-n-Out Burger Foundation
James Slusher
Jason Krotts
Jeff & Kelly Johnston
Joe Juliano
John & Regina Cornuke
John Cox
John H. Grace Foundation
John Martin
Jon Fosheim – a portion of this gift made through Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Jones Day
Jong Family Foundation
Joseph Andrea
Joseph McCarthy
Keenan & Associates
Lockton Insurance Brokers
Lon V. Smith Foundation
Los Angeles Chargers
Marilyn Stemper
Mark & Denise Rutherford
Mark Company
McCarthy Building Company Inc.
Merhab, Robinson, and Clarkson
Michael & Mary Fox
Michael Danzi – through Orange County Community Foundation
Michael Estes – Disney VoluntEARS grant through Orange County Community Foundation
Michael Helin – through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Muzzy Family Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation, relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Nordstrom Rack – through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
O.C. Tanner
Ontario Refrigeration
OSI Digital
Paul & Carol Altieri
Paul Behnke
Pechanga Resort & Casino
Phil & Diana Berry
Phil Voorhees
Richard & Elizabeth Steele Endowment Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation
Rick Julian
Rick Taketa
Rico Garcia
Riverside Police Foundation
Roger & Laurie Williams – through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Romir Bosu
Ryan Purpero
San Bernardino Sheriffs’ Department Class 216
Sandy Chang & Wally Wong
Santino Blumetti
Scott Dubchansky
Second Baptist Church
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
South Coast Plaza – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Southern California Edison
Steadfast Giving Tree Fund
Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth
Sunergy Construction Inc. – Jonathan Mitchell
The Chantal Leduc and Family Philanthropy Fund
The Kling Family Foundation – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Timothy Strader Jr. – through American Endowment Foundation
Unify Financial Credit Union
United Way of the Inland Valleys
Vince & Kimm Paglia
Vince & Naomi French
W. Wolfskill – Fierro Family
Warne Family Charitable Foundation
Waters Edge Wineries – Ken & Angela Lineberger
William Skeffington
Willis Towers Watson – Mike Fox
Wohl Family Foundation – through Orange County Community Foundation, relationship through Angelitos de Oro

2 Towns Cider
20/20 Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Abbott Laboratories
Adam & Barbra Marangell
Adam Monson
Alan Airth
Albert B. Cutter Memorial Fund
Alexander Segovia
Allison Ellingson
Almich & Associates
Anaheim Community Foundation
Andrew Dossett
Anthony Garcia
Arcade Coffee Roasters
Arrowhead United Way
Audra & David Giddings
Beauty 21 Cosmetics, Inc.
Bera Family
Bob & Kelli Stockton
Brandon Howald
Brandon Sylvia – through Orange County’s United Way
Brent & Ana Lee
Brett & Kathy Zour
Brian Gehl
Brian Stevens
Brittany Clemens – through Disney VoluntEARS Grant
Brooke & Thomas Bushman
Brown-Strauss Steel
Bryson Groat
Carlton One Engagement
Carmine Pearl
Catalina Island Company
Chevron – Texaco Matching Employee Funds
Chris Donelson
Chris Flick
Christopher & Daphney Foster
Christopher Sorensen
Christopher Won – through Disney VoluntEARS Grant
CMC – Commercial Metal Company
Coffee Bean
Collins Aerospace
Cox Automotive
Creative Charity Auctions
Creative Circle
CWS Apartment Homes, LLC
Dave & Jacqueline Gustafson
David & Ginger Werner
David Heil
David Jubitz
Denise & Gerald Middleton
Dennis Kuhl
Do It American MFG Company, LLC
Don Kennedy
Dorothy M. Booth Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
Douglas Hoover
Ed Kushins – through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Edward Synicky
Elizabeth Palmer
Ellen Bancroft
Empyrean Plumbing, Inc.
Epic Management, L.P.
Erin & Mark Phillips
Erin Boyl
Escrow321 – John Albano
Ethan Morgan
Excel Marine LLC
First National Capital
Frank Heyming
Gallant Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
Gene & Rose Mergelmeyer – through Orange County’s United Way
Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Holstrom, Block, and Parke
Howard Building Corporation
Hugo Boss Fashions Inc.
Hybrid Foundation
In-N-Out Burger
Inland West – Mike West
Intermix, LLC – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Jack & Shanaz Langson Family Fund – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Jacqueline Geller
Jacqueline Hull
James Reynolds
James Wynne
Jeff Cotton
Jeff Dongo
Jeff Hamar
Jeff Tomei
Jeff Walsh
Jennifer Arnoldt
Jennifer Bolanis
Jeremiah & Dominique Secrest
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jessica & Jason Gore
Joe Montelongo
Joe Montoya
Joe Moody
John & Kathy Allavie
John Crosson
John P. Previti Memorial Foundation
John Sean Barry III
John Thorne
Johnson & Johnson
Joseph Ryan
JT Schmidt’s Restaurant
JWB Tax and Financial Services – Jason Burke
Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate
Keith Duggan
Kenneth Dawson
Kenneth Kasdan
Kim Thompson – through Orange County’s United Way
Kory Kramer
LaBud Family Charitable Fund – Mark LaBud
Lafayette 148 – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Laine Ainsworth
Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball
Larry Rutebuka
Laura & Jeremiah Lee
Laura Harris
Laura Jelin
Lauren Tirado – through Disney VoluntEARS Grant
Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz
LBA Realty Charitable Foundation Fund – Garrett Macklin
LEADing Big – Inland Empire
LeVecke Corp
Light Family Corporation – Cyndi Light
Linda Horioka
LPL Financial Foundation
Lululemon – South Coast Plaza
Manufacturers Bank
Mark & Heather Hake
Mark Buleziuk
Mark Hossler
Mark McDonough
Mark Moehlman
Mason Smith – through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Matt & Julie Stowe
Matt & Sandy Pim
Matt Taylor
Maurice Murray
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario
Michael Myers
Michael Williams
Midkiff Family Foundation
Mike Nielsen
Misty Weltzien
Mitch Chait
Mohammad Jaffrey – through Disney VoluntEARS grant
Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius – relationship through Ellen Bancroft
Mosaic Wine Alliance
Murray Company Mechanical Contractors
NAIOP SoCal Chapter
Nichols Consulting Engineers, CHTD
NL Charters LLC
Nori Ebersole
NPL Construction Co.
Pacific Energy Network – Bobby Tetsch
Pacific Railway Enterprises
Panattoni Development Company
Parker Hannifin Foundation
Patrick Lavin
Paul Carroll
Paul Julian
Pedego Electric Bikes
Peninsula Point Publishing
Penn Mutual
Peter Bacci
Philip Wilson
R. C. Baker Foundation – Dick Semerdjian
Raincross Advisors
Raj Dalal
Ralph Grippo
Randy Barkley
Reiko Kerr
Ricardo Rivas Oviedo
Rich Howell
Richard Chavez
Richard Lewis
Richardson Family Trust
Riverside City Firefighters’ Association
Riverside East Rotary
Riverside Medical Clinic
Riverside Sunrise Rotary
Rob Sorensen
Rob Wolford
Robert Weiner
Robert Wilson
Rodney & Terry Couch
Ron & Heidi Hinkley
Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, Inc.
Rotary Club of Chino
Rudy Zabran
Saar Swartzon
Saint Laurent – relationship through Angelitos de Oro
Salas O’Brien Engineers
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Athletic Federation
Scott Taylor
Sempra Employee Network
Shanbrom Family Fund – through Orange County Community Foundation
Shannon & Carl Carlson
Shawn Washington Accountancy Corporation
Sherman Family Fund – Scott & Karen Sherman
Sir Speedy Printing – Dustin Speakman
Sloane & Kevin Keane
Stater Bros. Charities
Steve Sharpe
Steven & Cindi Spears
Steven & Marsha Lancaster
Steven Eggert
Steven Jacobs
Steven Strickler
Stream Kim Hicks Wrage and Alfaro
Susan Bridgford
Target Corporation
Taylor & Monica Arnett
Taylor Browman
Ted Evans
Ted Jenkins
Terry & Leslie Adams
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation – in honor of Christina Assigal reaching 30 years with the company
The Career Compass
The Community Foundation
The Good Shepherd’s Heart Ministry
The Grove Community Church
The ICEE Company
The Magnon Company
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar
Theisen Steel
Thomas Curran
Thomas Naughton
Tilden-Coil Constructors
Tim Andrews
Timothy Huff
Timothy Miller – a portion of this gift made through Schwab Charitable Gift Fund
Tom Cismoski
Tom Hays – through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Two Mortgage Guys – Jonathan Ferrell
Tyler & Bursch, LLP
Tyler Hungerford
Tyler Mumma
Walt Disney Company Foundation
Walter’s Automotive – Steve & Cathy Kienle
Warren Delos Angeles
We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar – Rusty Cochran
Whitecross Foundation
William Gillespie Foundation – Richard Gadbois
William Sanderson
William Simpson
Windermere Tower Properties – Brent Lee
Wright Ford Young and Co.
Zvi Glasman