Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)


  • Name:Mrs. Marie Logan
  • Title:Chief Executive Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc.
  • Address:160 E Alameda St
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:520-624-2447

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  • Mission:
  • On behalf of the girls we serve, thank you for this opportunity to request a $5,000 grant. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc. (BBBST) 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. Over the past 50 years we helped change the lives of over 10,000 children and youth. Of 500 kids served in 2014: 68% came from single parent households or households where one parent is absent due to incarceration (30%); 70% were low income; 63% were racial/ethnic minorities; and 52% were girls.
    Following the model and guidelines of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we carefully match unrelated adult volunteers with low-income, disadvantaged youth. Our methodology is so effective it is considered a national best practice by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) as well as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

  • History:
  • In 1970 Big Sisters International was formed to help disadvantaged girls in need. The organization was founded in response to the issues raised by the Women’s Movement of the 60’s, and merged in 1977’s with Big Brothers of America to better serve the nation’s youth. What seems so ordinary now – including and serving girls – was a radical concept back then: at a time when most of America’s women still lacked formal education and access to birth control, BBBSA was working with our country’s most disadvantaged girls to show them that they could have a different future. Our country has come a long way, and yet we know there is still a way to go. Just a few years ago (2005-2007), Southern Arizona women had median annual earnings for full-time year-round work at 71.4 % - 80.1% of a man’s earnings – a statistic that has remained constant for decades. (Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, 2015). Thankfully, girls’ inclusion is now the “norm” in most sectors, but that doesn’t make our work any less feminist or less relevant. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc. over the last 52 years has helped change the lives of over 10,000 children and youth in our area – 52% annually are female. We still have a way to go. Because girls still need role models - especially in families where there are few or in underrepresented professions – the Little Sisters Project is as relevant and needed as ever.

    It is our standard of practice to always match girls with women mentors and boys with male mentors. Our mentoring program uses a comprehensive and careful screening process that assesses a girl’s entire life – her social skills, academic status, and family dynamics - to ensure that her specific interests, strengths and needs are understood by our staff and best matched with a volunteer Big Sister (Big) who can help their Little Sister (Little) to thrive.
    97% of Little Sisters in our community based (CB) program and 100% in our school based (SB) program report at least one positive outcome from being in our program, 90% in our CB and 80% in our SB report two positive outcomes and 70% in our CB and 60% in our SB report three. Results from our Youth Outcome Survey (YOS) for our Little Sisters:

    Community Based Program
    71% feel more socially accepted.
    52% have higher scholastic competency than they did prior to enrolling.
    48% are more likely to get better grades.
    27% are less likely to have risky attitudes.
    43% develop better trust with their parent(s).

    School Based
    50% feel more socially accepted.
    70% have higher scholastic competency than they did prior to enrolling.
    50% are more likely to get better grades.
    20% are less likely to have risky attitudes.
    30% develop better trust with their parent(s).

    To effectively run our program we need trained staff to conduct assessments of female youth; funds and staff to recruit, screen and train adult female mentors, screening, Case Managers to supervise and support Big/Little Sister matches, funds for group outings and youth activities and support to each girl, their mentor and their family for one year. A gift of $5,000 from Unidas would specifically help to fund a portion of our recruitment costs and a portion of our female youth activities for 277 girls in Tucson.

  • Year established:1963
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:16
  • Staff size:16

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Jose Alvarez, Kevin Bedient, Adam Churchill, Andrew Esposito, James Davis, Jeffrey Farmer, Jed Lightcap, Eric Nielsen, Heather Shallen Berger, Paul Vassallo, George Yanez, Travis Jones, Charles Everett, Gloria Garcia, and Marsha Jacquay.

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Marie Logan, Chief Executive Officer

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Marie Logan, Chief Executive Officer;
    Charlie Paige, Program Director;
    June Baker, Program Manager;
    Rebecca Bennett, Case Manager


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:86-0188050

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:860188050
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:160 E ALAMEDA ST
  • Organization City:TUCSON
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85701-1202
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1965
  • 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):328, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other youth organization or activities
  • 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:$1,571,961
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,179,235
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,074,957
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:38:31 pm

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