Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Passai (Parsippany, NJ)


  • Name:Lynn Adamo
  • Title:Director of Grants Management

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Passai
  • Address:1259 Route 46 East
    Building 3
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:973-335-3044
  • Main fax:973-331-5138

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:201-709-1438

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children in need. We provide youngsters facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with parents, guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child we serve achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships through avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success. OUR VISION IS THAT ALL CHILDREN ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN LIFE.

    More than half the children in our program (58%) say there are too many bad influences around them – inadequate education, drugs, alcohol and unsafe neighborhoods – leading them in the wrong direction. Fortunately, there’s an easy, affordable, proven way to combat those influences – mentoring.

    Being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister helps young people develop attributes that can reverse negative influences like these and help them grow into stable, productive adults. JUST 1 HOUR A WEEK WITH A MENTOR CAN HELP CHILDREN:

    * Perform better in school;
    * Get along better with their peers and families;
    * Resist drugs, alcohol and early parenting.

    It's a proven formula for success that benefits every one of us, and we hope you’ll continue reading to learn more about how you can help at-risk children get the support they need.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters has been focused on sustainability since its founding in 1904. As the nation's oldest, largest and best known mentoring agency, we're fortunate to draw upon a 107-year history of success.

    Our local affiliate was founded in 1967 to serve the needs of at-risk children in Morris County, N.J., and has since expanded to include three other northern New Jersey counties -- Bergen, Passaic and Sussex.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to have earned an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. Big Brothers Big Sisters was also named one of the nation's top 10 non-profits by Forbes Magazine, making the gold star list of charities it believes worthy of donor consideration.

    We employ a broad base of support, from individual giving to corporate and foundation grants, and are expanding our grant-seeking efforts to identify new prospective partnerships. We hold annual fundraising events, such as a bowl-a-thon, walk-a-thon and dinner gala, to support and sustain our successful mentoring programs.

    We’re fortunate to enjoy a good rapport with and long-time support from a number of public and private foundations and are committed to preserving and honoring those relationships. We recently received a $15,000 grant from The William E. Simon Foundation and await decisions on several other proposals. We hope this proposal might be one of our success stories!

  • Year established:1967
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:10

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Donna Boles, Becton Dickinson & Company
    Mary Falvey, Wyndham Worldwide
    Jay Oyer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Kevin Hogan, Marsh Inc.
    Gadi Ben-Menachem, Oppenheimer & Co.
    Gail Sonners, The Ayers Group
    Nancy Brenner, Knoll
    John Brucker, Hollister Construction Services
    Harry Daley, Jacobs
    Jim Garibaldi, The Garibaldi Group
    Eva J. Goldenberg, Newton Memorial Hospital
    Dianne Hartshorn, The Hartshorn Group
    Thomas Mallaney, CB Richard Ellis
    John Marcelliano, Tower Group Companies
    Tanya Reu, Realogy Corporation
    Mark Romanski, Turner Construction Company
    James Sewell, Cenveo Inc.
    Russell Smith, Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc.
    Michael R. Szmidt, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
    Lou Vetere, Garden Savings Federal Credit Union

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Lori D. Konya, President and CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Lori D. Konya, President and CEO
    Jessica Behrens, Program Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:11-3675554

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:113675554
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% LORI KONYA
  • Organization Address:333 RT 46 W STE 105
  • Organization City:MOUNTAIN LAKES
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:07046-1743
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2003
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:O31
  • Asset Amount:$430,892
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,285,762
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,203,042
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:41:36 pm

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