Catch the Draft from Home Base: Comerica Park!

Join the Big Draft Watch with Big Brothers Big Sisters on April 25th from 4-10 pm for a once-in-a-lifetime event!

About us

Changing lives, one match at a time.

The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.​

The Vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Our vision and mission can only be accomplished with the help of our Bigs (mentors), community sponsors and generous corporate, and individual donors.

A MILLION LITTLE MOMENTS.

The power of mentorship lies in the moments that spark curiosity, aspiration, and inspire potential.

Big Fun & Beauty at Ulta for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Big Fun & Beauty at Ulta for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Imagine this: a day filled with pampering, laughter, and learning new skills alongside your Big or Little. That’s exactly what happened for 8 lucky Big Brothers Big Sisters matches at Ulta Beauty on February 17th! ✨

Vision Boards Ignite Dreams for Big Brothers Big Sisters Littles and Bigs!

Vision Boards Ignite Dreams for Big Brothers Big Sisters Littles and Bigs!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan (BBBSSEM) Littles and Bigs envisioned a bright future at a recent inspiring Vision Board and Goal Setting night hosted by the organization’s passionate Ambassador Board, a group of young professionals passionate about helping BBBSSEM achieve its mission and vision.

Miss Rachel’s Encore…

Miss Rachel’s Encore…

Staying for the Greatest Show on Earth (A 5th-Grade Play!) How One “Yes” Made a Big Difference.

BIGGER
TOGETHER

Our name may be different, but our VISION to help all youth achieve their full potential and our MISSION to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth  remain the same.

Our Staff

Amanda Bitsoli

Intern and Enhancements Manager

Amanda Engwis

CB Matching and MS Coordinator

Amy Dewys

Director of Development

Anne Marie Veneroni

Events and Corporate Relations
Manager

Carmen Galloway

Matching and MS Specialist

Chelsea Smith

Matching and MS Specialist

CJ Yancy

Volunteer Enrollment Specialist

Crystal Johnson

Matching and MS Specialist

Danielle Christian

Administrative Specialist

Dawnesia Johnson-Garland

Director of Program 

Denae Pinon

Matching and MS Specialist 

DK Williams

Director of Operations 

Holly Schoenfield

Marketing and Communications
Manager 

Jasmine Edwards

Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator

Jennifer Spitler

President and CEO 

Joseph Yelick

Community Engagement Manager

Kandace Williams

Matching and MS Manager

Karelyn Dippel

Family Enrollment Specialist

Kari Edgerton

Development Specialist

Keyera North

Family Engagement Coordinator

Krystal Copeland

CB Matching and MS Coordinator

Linda Goble

Matching and MS Specialist 

Mariel Hohenthaner

Family Enrollment Coordinator 

Rachel Sulkowski

SB Matching and MS Coordinator 

Sam Tully-Sykes

Matching and MS Manager

Samuel Francey

Enhancements Coordinator

Valerie DiGangi

Enrollment Manager

 

2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

Kathie Patterson

Chair

Ally Bank

Gregg Hammerman

Vice-Chair

Larky

Jehan Crump-Gibson

CE Chair

Great Lakes Legal Group

Keith Mobley

Secretary

Auto Club Group AAA | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Micky Bly

Governance Chair

Stellantis

Terry Murphy

Treasurer

Accountant-Retired

Amit Singhi

Humanetics Group

Chao Sun

CapStone Holdings

Dale Kirk

Comcast Cable Communications Inc.

Derek Shinska

Hylant

Dr. Marlene L. Garland-Hill, Ph, ACHE, CNE

Marlene L. Garland-Hill Agency, Inc

Evette Griffie

DTE

Ian Conyers

Amazon

Jack Carver

Bodman

Jocelyn Allen

The Lewis Allen Group

Joe Wichowski

Traction Consulting Group

Joel Gurman

 

Kendall Cislo

Physicians Organization of MI ACO

LaTonya Woods

UM

Lisa Hardy

BCBS

Mark Redman

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Maurice Washington

UM Athletic Career Center

Megan Rodgers

Karen Andrews Group

Renee Hawkins

Ford Motor Credit

Rick Hampson

Old National Bank

Rob Milligan

Adient

Steve Sheckell

Ernst & Young LLP

Terry McElroy

Retired

Tony Tocco

DT Midstream