About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

 Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

Accountability

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Our History

We are a non-profit agency positively impacting children’s lives in Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Williams and Wood counties. Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs were operated independently in Toledo from 1937 to 1961. By January 1980, the programs had merged to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio. Our agency provides service consistent with the standards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. We are financially supported, in part, by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, the United Way of Greater Toledo, Fulton County and Williams County, Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Work Force Investment Act, Lucas County Children Services and by corporate sponsorship, private donations and fundraising events.

 

Our Staff

We have professionally trained staff who carefully matches qualified volunteer mentors with children in long-term mentoring relationships. The staff also provides on-going support to those matches and their families to help children stay in school and succeed.

Dr. Marvin Whitfield

Dr. Marvin Whitfield

President & CEO

Jonathan Wray

Jonathan Wray

Director of Programs

Liz Watson

Liz Watson

Program & Community Engagement Manager

Abby Oddo

Abby Oddo

Grant & Special Project Manager

Alissa Hernandez

Alissa Hernandez

Interim Sr. Program Specialist & School Liaison

Paige Broka

Paige Broka

Match Support Specialist & Community Engagement

Our Volunteers

Morgan Siler

Morgan Siler

Volunteer “Bigs” Engagement Coordinator

Dorian Revels, RN

Dorian Revels, RN

Volunteer Director of Health and Wellness

Paul Redrup

Paul Redrup

Volunteer Fund Development Coordinator

Alex Brinkman

Alex Brinkman

Volunteer Website Manager

INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION?

Please send donations via check, made payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.

Checks can be mailed to

P.O. Box 1369 Toledo, OH 43604

Upcoming Events

  • September 9, 2021
  • "A Little Bit Goes A Long Way" GoFundMe Campaign
    September 9, 2021 through October 31, 2021
  • October 16, 2021
  • Toledo Zoo Pumpkin Path
    October 16, 2021 through October 17, 2021
    Toledo Zoo
  • November 1, 2021
  • Angel Tree & Gift of A Match Fundraiser
    November 1, 2021 through December 17, 2021
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