INVESTING IN POTENTIAL.

By matching kids with caring, adult mentors in one-to-one mentoring relationships, we work to create life-changing friendships that make a lasting impact. Through these friendships, Bigs ignite and empower our Littles' inherent potential that enables them to achieve their biggest possible futures. Thanks to the generous support of corporations, foundations, and individuals just like you, we are able to provide important services to many children in our community, including more than 1,200 youth in Central Indiana this past year alone.

YOUR QUESTIONS. ANSWERED.

View a list of commonly ask questions to get the information you need. For more information, please contact Caitlin Bain, Director of Development, at cbain@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3731.

WHAT DOES MY FINANCIAL SUPPORT DO?

Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • recruiting new Bigs, Big Couple, and Big Friend volunteers
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little, and Little’s family
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
CAN I MAKE A PLEDGE TO SCHEDULE MY GIFT FOR A LATER DATE?

Pledges to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana can be made at any time and in any manner of installments so long as the pledge is fulfilled by June 30 of the fiscal year. Click here to view our pledge form. 

HOW DO I SET UP A MONTHLY GIFT?

Monthly donors spread their financial impact throughout the year and help sustain our program and planning. If you’d like to set up your monthly gift, visit BeBigForKids.org/Donate where you can set your monthly donations to fit your own giving schedule or contact Cassidy Shah, Annual Giving Manager, at cshah@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3736.

HOW DO I GET MY COMPANY INVOLVED?

Each of our partnerships work in conjunction to accomplish BBBSCI’s ultimate vision – that all children achieve success in life. We’re proud to partner with companies and organizations across the community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of more children in Central Indiana. If your company is interested in partnering with BBBSCI to make a long-term impact on kids in our community, please contact Whitney Smith, Director of Corporate Partnerships & Marketing, at wsmith@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3705.

WHAT IS THE LIGHT ONE MATCH SOCIETY?

The Light One Match Society is a leadership giving society that encompasses a distinguished group of donors dedicated to supporting mentoring friendships. Light One Match Donors believe that just one person in a child’s corner can help ignite their inherent potential. Society donors make gifts annually between $2,000-$10,000 to assist BBBSCI in creating new mentoring relationships each fiscal year. To support just one match for an entire year costs BBBSCI $2,000 and with a growing wait list of kids that have asked for a mentor, generous donors at this level can help us reach more kids in our community. Learn more at BeBigForKids.org/LightOneMatch.

HOW DO I MAKE A LEGACY GIFT?

Supporting BBBSCI's mission through one’s estate plans, retirement fund, insurance policy, trust fund, or other form of planned giving provides an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of kids in our community. For more information and to get started with planned giving to our agency, contact Caitlin Bain, Director of Development, at cbain@bbbsci.org or 317-472-3731.