Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc.
Address: 788 N. Jefferson St. Ste 600
  Milwaukee , WI 53202
Phone: 414-258-4778
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1975, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Provide children facing adversity with strong and endruing, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better forever.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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BBBS's mentoring programs empower youth, ages six-18, by matching them to carefully screened volunteer adult mentors. Staff professionally create and support mentoring matches for the purpose of building meaningful, long-term relationships that produce positive youth development; specifically striving to increase educational success, inspire higher aspirations, and avoid risky behaviors.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Community Based Mentoring 884,892
School Based Mentoring 470,502
Recruitment 76,368
Total Program Expenses: $1,431,762
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Chief Executive : Amy M Chionchio, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Nick Zarcone
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Robert W. Baird & Co. Chief Financial Officer

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 38

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 25% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,667,012, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Annual Campaign 1,028,921
Special Events 458,919
United Way Allocation 179,172
Government 174,026
In Kind Donations 153,754
Interest 344
Total Income $1,995,136


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 21%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,995,136
Program expenses $1,431,762
Fund raising expenses 419,267
Administrative expenses 150,267
Total expenses $2,001,296
Expenses in Excess of Income (6,160)
Beginning net assets 688,600
Ending net assets 682,440
Total liabilities 89,831
Total assets $772,271

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