Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)


  • Name:Mr. Doug Hartjes
  • Title:VP of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte
  • Address:3801 E. Independence Blvd. Suite #101
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:704-910-1301
  • Main fax:704-910-5633

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  • Mission:
  • The Big Brothers Big Sisters 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. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is that all children achieve success in life.

  • Overview:
  • Many underprivileged youth have the odds stacked against them. The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in fragile neighborhoods and have an average annual household income of just $25,000. They struggle with performance issues in school. They miss a greater amount of school days and have a higher dropout rate. These children are in great need of the impact a mentoring partnership can provide. A mentoring “match” does just that – encouraging children to be successful in school and to reach their full potential. Our highly-effective and proven mentoring programs empower children by widening their lens to new experiences, enhancing relationship skills, providing positive reinforcement, and improving behaviors and performance in and out of school. We are changing the trajectory of at-risk youth in a way that positively impacts them for the rest of their lives.

  • History:
  • In October of 1972, local beloved pianist Loonis McGlohon organized a steering committee for what would become the first Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in N.C. – based in Charlotte. The first Big/Little match was made in January, 1973. The Big Sister program started in 1975 and in 1978, BBBS became a sponsored program of United Family Services. In December 2001, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte (BBBSGC) became an independent 501(c)(3) organization and the new board of directors signed the articles of incorporation. Entering our 40th year of service to the Charlotte region, BBBSGC currently serves nearly 1,400 youth annually in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. We identify children in need—those from single parent, low-income homes—and pair them with mentors to build stronger socio-emotional competencies: improved peer and adult relationships, social acceptance and increased educational expectations - to positively alter the trajectory of their lives.

  • Year established:1972
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:21

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Raki McGregor
    Clyde Higgs
    Dave Finlon
    Alan Atwell
    Lori Barber
    Tom Brydon
    Marshall Collins
    Alex Dickey
    Steve Goodman
    Scott Linch
    Bill Lunsford
    Tim Phelps
    Ken Pulliam
    Avery Staley
    Kendria Sweet
    Andre Walters

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Karen Calder, CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Doug Hartjes, VP of Development
    Greg Hood, SVP of Programs
    Julie Moore, Director of Enrollment and Match Services
    Wendi Smith, Director of Match Support Services


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:56-2264009

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:562264009
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% HR AMERICA
  • Organization Address:3801 E INDEPENDENCE BLVD STE 101
  • Organization City:CHARLOTTE
  • Organization State:NC
  • Organization Zip:28205-7383
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 2001
  • 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):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:O31
  • Asset Amount:$1,785,946
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,903,386
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,813,304
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:45:11 pm

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