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.

Executive Leadership

Dr. Marvin Whitfield

Dr. Marvin Whitfield

President & CEO

Liz Watson

Liz Watson

Interim Administrative Director

Abby Oddo

Abby Oddo

Interim Director of Operations

Staff

Jonathan Wray

Jonathan Wray

Director of Programs

Alissa Hernandez

Alissa Hernandez

Sr. Program Specialist

Danielle Riddick

Danielle Riddick

Program Specialist

Paige Broka

Paige Broka

Office Coordinator

Our Volunteers

Morgan Siler

Morgan Siler

Volunteer “Bigs” Engagement Coordinator

Dorian Revels, RN

Dorian Revels, RN

Volunteer Director of Health and Wellness

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

  • November 1, 2021
  • Angel Tree & Gift of A Match Fundraiser
    November 1, 2021 through December 17, 2021
  • April 16, 2022
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraiser
    April 16, 2022
  • April 23, 2022
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraiser
    April 23, 2022
  • April 30, 2022
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraiser
    April 30, 2022
  • May 21, 2022
  • Bigs In Blue Day
    May 21, 2022
  • July 30, 2022
  • Party At The Hen House
    July 30, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • Angel Tree & Gift of A Match Fundraiser
    November 7, 2022 through December 16, 2022
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