We are defenders of potential.

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

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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

2019-2021
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

For more information about our statements or other financial matters, please contact Jason Dix, Director of Finance, at jdix@bbbspgh.org or (412) 204.1221.

OUR TEAM

DOLAN DRUGER

Enrollment and Match
Support Specialist
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NOELLE ROSKO
Program Specialist
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RACHEL PETTIFORD
Match Support Specialist
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ED KRIEN
Match Support Specialist
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KAILYN SOROS
Match Support Specialist
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Blaise Jenkins
she/her
Director of Development
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Maggie Giel
she/her
Director of Programs
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Erin O'Brien
she/her
Match Support Specialist
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Carlie Sittig
Program Specialist
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Keith Davis
Customer Relation Specialist
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Thomas Weeden
Outreach and Match Engagement Specialist
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Kara Kimicata
she/her
Match Support Specialist
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Emily Huey
Program and Quality
Assurance Manager
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Morgan Turner
she/her
Design Specialist
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Cheley Jones
Administrative Specialist
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Zandra McDonald
she/her
Director of Programs
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Giovanna Haider
she/her
Program Specialist
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Abbe Hulcher
she/her
Program Specialist
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Lexi Stevenson
Program Specialist
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Marissa Appel
she/her

Enrollment and Match
Support Specialist
Kristine Pace
she/her
Program Coordinator
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Julia Beckman
Enrollment and Match
Support Specialist
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Karen Berke
Grants Manager
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Steve Adams
Sports Buddies Coordinator
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Chelsea Wood
Program Manager
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Sara Blike
Development & Events Coordinator
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