Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire

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2023 Goals:

Our top priorities are to increase revenue sources by strengthening our circle of individual and corporate donors, expand volunteer recruitment and effectively tell our story. These initiatives support our ability to serve more New Hampshire youth, ages 6-18, through one-to-one mentoring relationships across the state.


Fundraising Events:

The Stiletto Sprint (September), a 40-yard dash in heels in downtown Portsmouth, created in collaboration with our Young Philanthropists for Mentoring (YP4M) group; Annual Pickleball Tournament (July) featuring players from across the Northeast; Thankful Giving Campaign (November – December), an end-of-the-year appeal to honor mentors. BBBSNH also participates in NH Gives in June.

Giving Opportunities:

We rely on your support through one-time gifts, monthly donations made through our Impact Circle, corporate partnerships and employee time as volunteers. Every dollar raised supports a mentoring match, expands programming and keeps our programs free of cost to all participants.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Adults 18+ can sign up to be a Big Brother or Big Sister for 4 hours a month with a flexible schedule. The need for male mentors is especially high, as approximately 75% of the youth on our waiting list are boys. We ask for at least a one-year commitment as consistency is key, although matches often choose to stay matched for much longer. As a Big, you get to share in the things you already enjoy doing like, fishing, biking, hiking, playing a sport, cooking, etc. Specialized programs include Mentor 2.0, Bigs in Badges and PRISM (Pride Respect Identity Safety Mentoring).

Board Officers / Board Members

Amir Rosenthal
The Granite Group

Roy Ballentine
Co-Vice President
Ballentine Partners

Joan Brodsky
Co-Vice President
The Studio Within

Aaron Sharabaika
Tolerance Capital

Andrew Gibson

Rachel Therrien

Matthew Becker
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Judith Jolton

Eleanor Dahar
Dahar Law Firm

Stephen Catalano, Ph.D.

Victoria Auger
Auger Building Company

Nicole Paul
Orr & Reno

Dr. James Fuller
Concord Hospital

Mike O’Reilly
Bangor Savings Bank

Kent J. Summers
13b LLC
Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
MIT Venture Mentoring Service

Mark Brave
Strafford County Sheriff Office

Categories: Charitable Giving Guide