We Are Collaborative

Big Sister offers the depth of programs and activities that we do thanks to our collaborations throughout Greater Boston.  Big Sister partners with local corporations that allow employees to volunteer during the workday, colleges that encourage their students to give back, and area nonprofit organizations that connect women, girls, and families to critical resources. These valuable partnerships help us serve more than 2,600 girls annually with quality mentoring.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Big Sister is fortunate to partner with caring and committed community-based organizations and institutions that make a difference in children’s lives. Here are some of the organizations Big Sister is working with to ensure that girls and boys in our community are given opportunities to achieve their full potential.

 

Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring (AFC)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Boston Housing Authority
Boston Police Department
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Public Schools
Women's Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Bromley-Heath Housing Development
Cambridge Public Schools
Cummings Foundation
Harbor Point on the Bay
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mass Mentoring Partnership
Mass Service Alliance
Strong Women Strong Girls
Quincy Public Schools
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

 

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Big Sister is proud to partner with companies that offer their employees time-off and flexible schedules to volunteer with Big Sister. 
 
Premier Corporate Partners: The following companies have more than 10 volunteer mentors and/or give more than $20,000 a year to Big Sister’s Annual Fund and Special Events.
 
Bain & Co. Massachusetts General Hospital
Bank of America Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Prime Motor Group
The Boston Globe & Boston.com Procter and Gamble Fund
Brigham & Women's Hospital State Street
Crane & Lion Steward Health Care
Grand Circle Travel Tufts Health Plan
Liberty Mutual Insurance  
 

Corporate Partners: The following companies have more than 5 volunteer mentors and/or give more than $10,000 a year to Big Sister’s Annual Fund and Special Events.

 

Bain Capital Children's Charity John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Boston Children's Hospital PGR Media, Inc.
Eastern Bank PricewaterhouseCoopers*
EMC  Corporation RBS Citizens
Ernst & Young Shawmut Design & Construction
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Suffolk Construction
Hill Holliday  

 

*Corporate Partner of the Year, 2014

 

PricewaterhouseCoopersFor more than a decade, PwC has been an exceptional corporate partner to Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. The global accounting firm with a local strategy for community involvement provides Board leadership, advocacy, volunteers, and financial support; helping more than 2,600 Boston area girls improve their educational outcomes. Over the years, this relationship has strengthened not only with an increase in financial support, but with an expansion of employees who volunteer in our girl mentoring programs and become Big Sisters. PwC employees work closely with Big Sister staff to plan mentor recruitment events and speak to colleagues about their experiences as Big Sisters. Through PwC’s focus on increasing awareness and recruiting Big Sisters from within the firm, more than 25 girls have been matched with a PwC Boston Big Sister since 2009. 
 

Joe Realmuto PwC, Deborah Re, Sharon McNally, Jill Beaudry PwC
 
PwC Partner and Big Sister Board Vice President Joe Realmuto accepts the 2014 Corporate Partner of the Year Award with CEO Deb Re, Board Chair Sharon McNally, and PwC Big Sister Jillian Beaudry.

PwC is also represented on the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board. PwC’s leadership and dedication to Big Sister Association is led by Board member and PwC Partner, Joe Realmuto. “We are honored to be recognized as the Corporate Partner of the Year,” said Joe Realmuto. “Big Sister Association is a tremendous organization that shares in PwC’s vision to develop future leaders and we are looking forward to working together for many years to come.” PwC’s past, present, and continued devotion to Big Sister Association makes them our Corporate Partner of the Year.
 




There are many ways to partner with Big Sister.  Below are some unique partnerships that we have formed with Greater Boston businesses.

BUSINESS PARTNERS

  • Gerry McCarthy, a senior loan officer at Mortgage Master, Inc., donates a portion of the proceeds from each of his loans to Big Sister.
     
  • The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Network has chosen Big Sister as their charity of choice, giving us opportunities for volunteer recruitment at their events, inviting Big and Little Sisters to their events, and encouraging members to take part in our volunteer activities such as Big for a Day.
  • Paul Revere Transportation is MA DTE licensed bus company with extensive experience in the operation of safe bus transportation. Paul Revere generously transports Big Sisters and Little Sisters to and from major events at no cost to girls, volunteers, or our organization. 

To find out more about how to partner with Big Sister, please call Mia Roberts at (617) 236-8065