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


Community Partner of the Year, 2015
 

Since 2012, Paul Revere Transportation has partnered with Big Sister Boston to provide pro bono transportation services to hundreds of Big and Little Sister matches. General Manager Richard “Doc” Daly, and Roxbury Division Manager Fred Jones, have worked together to ensure that our Big and Little Sisters have the transportation they need to benefit from a wide range of activities designed to strengthen their relationships and promote Little Sisters’ development.  In 2014, Paul Revere’s fleet transported a total of more than 250 Big Sisters, Little Sisters, event volunteers, and staff to activities such as our Summer Picnic at Camp Harbor View, our Annual Appreciation Breakfast at the Westin in Waltham, the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and safety and self-defense training at the Boston Police Academy.
 
Paul Revere Transportation has consistently treated Big Sister Boston as a priority client.  Doc and Fred proactively resolve any challenges that might hinder their ability to provide transportation.  The two often personally come out to supervise the boarding process to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Paul Revere’s warm and courteous drivers go above and beyond their duties: they transported a wheelchair-bound Little Sister all the way home with her Big Sister, rather than have them travel on the subway.
 
“As a company, we wanted to give back to the community. After the first event, the girls had so much fun we just wanted to continue to provide that support,” said Doc. Both Paul Revere Transportation and Big Sister look forward to continuing this crucial partnership.

Big Sister's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Mia Roberts, with Fred Jones & Doc Daley of Paul Revere Transporation at our 2015 Annual Meeting.
 

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Big Sister is proud to partner with companies that offer their employees time-off and flexible schedules to volunteer with Big Sister. 
 
Premiere 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
Comcast Steward Health Care
Crane & Lion Tufts Health Plan
Grand Circle Travel  
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, 2015

 

Since 2009, EMC, a global leader in information technology services, has stayed true to their Boston-area roots through a growing partnership with Big Sister. In the past five years, EMC has increased their philanthropic support of our programs for girls year over year. Vice Chairman, Bill Teuber has walked in our annual fashion show and secured valuable sponsorships as a member of our Big in Boston host committee. Additionally, Senior Vice President & Chief Public Affairs Officer, Chris Goode, has been pivotal in providing support for our mission through his advocacy for Big Sister at EMC.

 
EMC’s engagement with Big Sister highlights their investment in providing growth opportunities to women and girls, particularly in STEM, and encouraging volunteerism among their employees. “We want young women and girls to understand their potential and the opportunities available to them,” said Jessica Anderson, director of community involvement at EMC.  “We want women and girls to know there is a place for them in the field of information technology.” In 2014, five women from EMC’s Boston-area offices stepped forward as Big Sisters, modeling these diverse career trajectories for their Little Sisters. Recently, EMC adopted a formal policy that will give employees the freedom to volunteer during the work day and afford more women the opportunity to become Big Sisters.
 
As we look ahead, EMC’s commitment to a growing corporate partnership will continue to be invaluable in getting #Girls2Great. 


Big Sister's Vice President of Development, Wes Enicks, with Daniel Walsh & Jessica Anderson of EMC at our 2015 Annual Meeting.


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