Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)


  • Name:Mr. Christian Weaver
  • Title:Corporate Relations Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
  • Address:1382 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:404-601-7062
  • Main fax:404-601-7069

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  • Mission:
  • Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

  • Overview:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBS) has been serving the Metro Atlanta area for nearly 53 years. Our goal is to enrich children’s lives and provide a solid foundation to allow the next generation to be all they can be—one child at a time.

    The Atlanta organization’s rich history is built on a national heritage more than 100 years old. BBBS was founded for the sole purpose of enriching the lives of children and helping them achieve their full potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. We know that with your help, this process works.

    The greater metro Atlanta organization is one of the most successful and diverse chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and we are proud to continue to build Atlanta’s future by helping children be the best they can be—one child at a time.

  • History:
  • In 1904, a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more young boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these youths stay out of trouble, so he set out to find volunteers to be the supportive friends and role models needed to help parents and children have the best opportunity to succeed in life. This marked the beginning of the “Big Brothers” movement. In only 12 years, Big Brothers had spread across the country and was solidly in place in 96 cities.

    At around the same time, the members of a group called “Ladies of Charity” were making friends with young girls who had come through the New York Children’s Court. This group later became “Catholic Big Sisters.” Both groups worked independently until 1977, when “Big Brothers of America” and “Big Sisters International” joined forces and became “Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.”

    Established in 1960, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is celebrating nearly 53 years of Community- and School-Based Mentoring programs that serve more than 3,300 youth annually from predominately low-income, single parent households. Children are matched with volunteer mentors who must complete specialized training and a criminal background check. While matches begin at ages 6-14, youth can remain in the program until age 18 or graduation from high school. Additionally, youth can remain in the program until their second year of college. Our signature programs include: Mentoring Toward College, Hispanic Mentoring Program and Mentoring Children of Prisoners.

  • Year established:1960
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:46

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Meredith Leapley-Leapley Construction,
    Mark Tipton-Georgia Commerce Bank, Dan Gordon,AMB Group•Ted Bruno - Progressive Wire & Cable•Deborah Riley Draper - BBDO Atlanta
    •Katherine Fritts - Ernst & Young LLP
    •Sandy Gordon - Delta Air Lines
    •Douglas Herrington - Coca-Cola Refreshments
    •A.J. Johnson - Georgetown Capital, LLC
    •George S. Jones, Jr. - Exide Technologies (retired)
    •Gene Kansas - Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate
    •Francisco Luciano - Cox Radio
    •Leslie Naamon - Peach State Health Plan
    •Scott Nelson - Colliers International
    •Coretha Rushing - Equifax
    •Todd Schmitt - CB Richard Ellis
    •Carlos Smith - Federated Insurance
    •Ron Stewart - Flip, LLC
    •Stephen Sullivan - KPMG
    •Ellen Turner - TurnerBoone Contract
    •Winston Warrior - Vintage R&B

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Julio C. Carrillo, VP of Programs

    Alicia N. Smith, VP of Development

    Paul Shenk, VP of Finance and Administration


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:58-0861895

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:580861895
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1382 PEACHTREE ST NE
  • Organization City:ATLANTA
  • Organization State:GA
  • Organization Zip:30309-3248
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1962
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • 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:
  • Asset Amount:$8,041,130
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,264,302
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,902,488
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:13:23 pm

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