Who we are and what we do.

Established in 1965, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is the region’s premier evidenced-based youth mentoring agency—earning national recognition for program quality and organizational excellence.

Our target population includes children ages 6-18 from single parent families, low-income households, and underperforming schools. In many cases, these children have incarcerated parents, encounter bullying in school, and face other challenging circumstances that increase their susceptibility to negative outcomes.

At BBBSPGH, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children  (“Littles”) in Allegheny, Greene, and Washington counties. There are three program options available that are designed to help develop strong one-to-one relationships, and make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young children—Community-Based, Site-Based, and mentor2.0.

After just 12 months in the BBBSPGH program, most mentees show improvement in the following:

66%

REPORTED HIGHER FEELINGS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT

86%

REPORTED DISAPPROVAL OF RISKY BEHAVIORS

87%

REPORTED HIGH EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

57%

EARNED ABOVE AVERAGE
GRADES

OUR HISTORY

Timeline for web

BBBSPGH LEADERSHIP

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Jan Glick

Chief Executive Officer

Jan Glick is the Chief Executive Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. She joined the organization in the spring of 2007. Jan began her career as a teacher and  has devoted the past 30 years working in the Pittsburgh nonprofit community. She is a graduate of Duquesne University with a BS in Education and a MS in Guidance and Counseling.

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Sharon Southlea

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Southlea is the Chief Financial Officer and joined the agency in 2007. Sharon is responsible for all aspects of the agency’s finances including developing and tracking budgets, maintaining all books of account, monthly financial statements, Board of Director reports, payroll and expense control. She also manages all human resource responsibilities such as benefit administration and implementation and oversight of employee policies and procedures. Sharon is also involved in special event management including our Annual Corporate Roast, Start Something Golf Classic and Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Sharon’s brings close to 30 years of comprehensive accounting experience from a variety of arenas which includes public accounting, corporate/manufacturing and over ten years of non-profit finance management.

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Tom Baker

Chief Community Affairs Officer

Tom Baker, MA, is the Chief Community Affairs Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. After serving as Vice President of Programs for BBBS for three years, Tom transitioned into his new role in September 2011. Tom is President of the Pittsburgh East Rotary Club, President of the Coro Pittsburgh Alumni Council, President of National Speakers Association Pittsburgh chapter, and Past President of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project.  His little brother, Preston, is a 2010 high school graduate and is a student athlete at Franklin and Marshall College. Tom has also been a site based big brother at Arsenal Middle School and Schiller Middle School the last three school years through the Be a 6th Grade Mentor program.

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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. Every local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Annual Report
2016
2015

For more information about our statements or other financial matters, please contact Sharon Southlea, Chief Financial Officer, at ssouthlea@bbbspgh.org or (412) 204.1221.

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