OneMain Financial Hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair

On Sunday, August 14, OneMain Financial hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair. On this day, hundreds of Bigs, Littles, their families, BBBSCI Board members, donors, and supporters attended the fair for free thanks to OneMain Financial’s sponsorship. In addition to receiving free admission to the fair, guests also received free… Read more.


A Sponsor Perspective: NextGear Capital

Our Title Sponsor for The Main Event shares why they support BBBSCI.

On Thursday, September 1, nearly 1,000 BBBSCI supporters will gather at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for The Main Event, our largest annual fundraiser that just happens to be sports-themed. We are thrilled that Tony Dungy, legendary coach, award winning author, and champion of mentoring, will serve as our keynote speaker this year. The evening, which… Read more.

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Rock the NUVO Vote!

Vote for BBBSCI in NUVO's Best of Indy contest

We need your help! Please vote for BBBSCI in NUVO’s annual “Best of Indy” contest. BBBSCI has placed in the top three “Best Places to Volunteer” for the past six years, and we’d like to continue that trend! We’re hoping to place first for “Best Place to Volunteer,” “Best Local Non-Profit,” and “Best Local Charitable Event” for The… Read more.


Mainstreet Hosts “Night of Surprises” for BBBSCI

Littles treated to pizza, shopping spree, heartfelt letters from Bigs

On Friday, August 5, 11 matches were treated to a special “Night of Surprises.” Hosted by Mainstreet’s Intern Team, this evening was a fun and unique way for Littles to get excited for a new school year. Each match was paired with their own Mainstreet Adventure Guide who greeted them upon arrival and made sure the… Read more.

Erica Wheeler, Indiana Fever player, poses with the Bigs and Littles in the Fever's locker room

Matches Decorate Indiana Fever Locker Room

Annual BBBSCI summer activity is a blast

On the morning of Saturday, July 30, nine of our matches decorated the Indiana Fever’s locker room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This annual activity is a fun way for our matches to express their support for the team and cheer them on in the middle of the season. “It was a creative, chaotic, and totally fun… Read more.


Matches Enjoy a Summer Day in Chicago

Rainy weather didn't stop the fun in the Windy City

Saturday, July 23 was annual our day trip to Chicago – a favorite activity of our matches and staff made possible by the generosity of Bob Bowen, who provided the charter bus, snacks, and food vouchers. This year’s trip was another great day in the Windy City, packed with lots of fun activities – and… Read more.

Amy presenting on the Big App at the BBBS National Conference

BBBSCI Unveils The Big App at the BBBSA National Conference

Big App Proves to be a Big Hit

Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI CEO; Amy Pomeranz-Essley, BBBSCI Chief Program Officer; and Drew Linn, Chief Strategy Officer at WDD Software and BBBSCI Board Member, attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. The conference featured workshops, seminars, and awards presentations. However, the highlight of the conference was a presentation… Read more.

BS Caroline, LS Estefany with a goldfish she won, and Caroline's friend Kali pose at the 2015 Indiana State Fair

“Even though it may not seem like a big deal, it means so much.”

Big Sister Caroline shares why the little things make a big difference

Catching an Indians game. Cheering on The Pacers. Playing in the park. Strawberry picking. Often times, you don’t need to do a grand gesture to make a huge impact on the people in your life. It’s usually the little things that make a big difference. Caroline Knoth knows this and that is why she loves… Read more.

LB George and LS Blessing (siblings)

Matches Dance, Sing, & Enjoy Carnival Rides at SummerFest 2016

Annual event at Marion County Fair celebrates successful mentoring relationships

On Sunday, June 26, we celebrated one of our favorite days at BBBSCI, SummerFest! This annual event celebrates successful mentoring relationships with our Bigs, Littles, and their families. This is the fifth year in a row the Marion County Fairgrounds and North American Midway have hosted BBBSCI and our matches. “(We had) a great day at… Read more.