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

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2018

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: This organization's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, 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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee’s evidence-based one-to-one service delivery model includes: A comprehensive volunteer recruitment, screening, and enrollment process to ensure child safety and development. Personalized and ongoing case management to every child, family, and mentor. Integration of educational success into all mentoring services. Comprehensive mentor training. Parental engagement through case management and participation in activities. Strategic partnerships to expose youth to educational and cultural opportunities. Thorough, scientific evaluation to measure outcomes and impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring program offers three one-to-one mentoring options that utilize our service delivery model. In each, volunteer mentors provide role modeling, friendship, and guidance to increase positive youth outcomes: Community-based mentoring: Children and volunteer mentors meet weekly for activities and outings to build confidence, encourage healthy choices, and promote educational success. School-based mentoring: Students meet with volunteer mentors weekly during or after the school day at one of 12 partner elementary or middle school locations for educationally-focused mentoring, including assistance with homework and enrichment activities that incorporate classroom concepts. mentor2.0: First generation high school students are matched with college educated mentors to promote high school graduation, college readiness, college enrollment, and college success. Mentor2.0 combines in-person mentoring with safe, secure online communication and a comprehensive weekly curriculum focused on college readiness. Mentors work with students beginning their freshman year of high school and into their first year of college.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 1,669,533
Total Program Expenses: $1,669,533
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Chief Executive : Amy Chionchio, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Tom Metcalfe
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 32

*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
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,543,398, 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, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions & Grants 1,303,926
Special Events (net) 546,269
Donated Goods & Services 329,803
United Way 208,396
Community Advocates, Inc 155,004
Investment Income 442
Total Income $2,543,840


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $2,543,840
Program expenses $1,669,533
Fund raising expenses 386,198
Administrative expenses 186,313
Total expenses $2,242,044
Income in Excess of Expenses 301,796
Beginning net assets 777,636
Ending net assets 1,079,432
Total liabilities 155,611
Total assets $1,235,043

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