Big Sister Association of Greater Boston is the oldest and largest mentoring organization in New England exclusively serving girls. We are a nationally recognized leader in providing gender-specific mentoring services.
Big Sister 2011 Annual Meeting
85% of girls with a Big Sister experience improved self-confidence.
Congratulations to Community Partner of the Year Jessica Dugan .
Thank you to our Board of Directors! Dolores Mitchell Tim O’Brien Max Bardeen Essence McGill Arzu Tom Barrette Kathy Kiely Denise Jefferson Casper Jane Deery Rob Egan Suzanne Fay Glynn Marvin Irby Janet Kraus Robin Loporchio Carol McKean Sharon McNally Sabrina Hundley Nicholson Lynne O’Connor Janet Porter Jacqueline Smith Karen Voci Kathy Wallace John Yozell Aileen Keaney Joe Realmuto Kerry Nelson Terri Campbell Lisa Scannell
Thank you to community partner, Camp Harbor View .
Record-breaking Celebrity Chef Co-chairs Max Bardeen and Sharon McNally raise more than $175,000 at Radius.
Jane Deery secured numerous pro-bono ad placements for Big Sister.
Kathy Kiely ’s Boston Globe connection lands Big Sister a full page ad – the Globe also sponsored Big in Boston!
Thank you to community partner, Ann Flannery of Legal Sea Foods.
77% of girls with a Big Sister have a better sense of their future.
Lynne O’Connor , Janet Kraus , and Jane Alpers led the strategic planning effort.
Rodman Ride participants rode MILES for girls: Tim O’Brien , Max Bardeen , Jane Deery , Lisa Scannell , Pat Tietbohl , Nicole Cushion , and Sven Meier .
Virtual Team Big Sister: Aileen Keaney , Essence Arzu , Terri Campbell , Sabrina Nicholson , Lynne O’Connor , Kathleen Wallace , Colleen Kenney , Suzanne Lieb , Robin Loporchio , Caitlin Sanborn DeSoye , and Lesley White Buefort .
Thank you to community partner, Herb Chambers .
Congratulations to School-Based Big Sister of the Year Beth Favaloro .
Robin Loporchio motivated a $10,000 NEW! Donation.
Kathy Wallace accepted the role of Alumnae Board President.
Rise & Inspire table hosts: Dolores Mitchell, Carol McKean, Terri Campbell, Maria Fernandes, Janet Porter, Jane Deery, Suzanne Fay Glynn, Marvin Irby, Aileen Keaney, Kathy Kiely, Robin Loporchio, Essence Arzu, Sharon McNally, Sabrina Nicholson, Tim O’Brien, Lynne O’Connor, Max Bardeen, Kathy Wallace, Karen Voci, Young Professional Board
Joe Realmuto doubled the support of PWC for Big in Boston.
76% of girls with a Big Sister experience improved relationships with family.
Thank you to community partner, Liberty Mutual .
Sharon McNally secured a multi-year, significant anonymous grant – the largest we’ve had since 2007.
Congratulations to Community-Based Big Sister of the Year Jessica Roy .
Big Sister is supported by: The Amelia Peabody Foundation The Connors Family The Hearst Foundations, Inc. Highland Street Foundation Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Klarman Family Foundation Linde Family Foundation William E. and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust Yawkey Foundation II
Thank you to community partner, Come Sail Away Now .
Thank you to our 2010 Board of Directors’ meeting hosts: Max Bardeen , Tim O’Brien , and Janet Porter .
Thank you to our Advisory Board! Renee Landers Susan Connolly Chris Creelman Susan Esper Carol Fischman Nancy Korman Jack Agnew Mish Michaels Janet Humdy Morrison Rose Setterberg Jacqueline Sonnabend Jean Tempel Beth Terrana Pat Tietbohl Marie Turley Liz Walker
80% of girls with a Big Sister have greater respect for other cultures.
Thank you to community partner, Chef Michael Schlow .
80% of girls with a Big Sister are better able to make healthy decisions .
Congratulations to Community-Based Big Sister of the Year Irene Shui .
Big Sister is supported by: Bank of America Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Liberty Mutual Group Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC State Street Corporation TJX Companies Tufts Health Plan
75% of girls with a Big Sister have improved academic performance.
Thank you to our Young Professional Board! Dana Kowalchyk Claudia Silva Sven Meier Donovan Brown C. Allen Bargfrede Robyn Barros Lucy Campbell Karen Carmody Heather Cloran Maria Fernandes Chris Lawrence Suzanne Lieb Bianca Whitworth
Thank you to community partner, Foundation to be Named Later .
Young Professional Board helped plan Big for a Day and match activities for Big Sisters and Little Sisters.
Young Professional Board hosts Urban Beach Party.
78% of girls with a Big Sister have better relationships with their peers.
81% of girls with a Big Sister showed improved class participation.
In 2010, the Diversity Council celebrated its one-year anniversary.
The Diversity Council helped plan “Hunt for the Next Big Sister” in partnership with Hot 97.
City Councilor and Big Sister Ayanna Pressley launched “Ayanna's BIG Challenge” at “Hunt for the Next Big Sister”.
Congratulations to Group Mentoring Big Sister of the Year Liz Micheels .