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There are many ways you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Your donation positively impacts a child’s life. Not to mention, it makes you a part of something big. Start something now.

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84% of former Littles surveyed agree their experience influenced them in showing understanding to those less fortunate.

Boys in Dane County wait 2 years for a Big Brother.
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Sponsor change in our community.

It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County we raise 80% of our annual budget from individuals just like you! Your support is vital to providing mentors to children facing adversity.

It isn’t easy being a kid these days. In these complex and confusing times, children need a caring adult to be a mentor and a friend — someone they can talk to, have fun with, and learn from.

When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating pays dividends.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.1

Currently In Dane County: 

  • 10% of youth do not graduate from high school
  • 9.2 % of youth live in poverty
  • 9.6% of youth are arrested as juveniles
  • 20% of youth report rarely having good talks with adults about personal problems, future plans, drugs and alcohol.

In 2009, children matched to a Big Brother or Big Sister in Dane County:

  • 64% were less likely to use drugs or drink alcohol
  • 62% improved their academic performance
  • 64% got along better with family and friends
  • 53% were more likely to avoid delinquency

Your support goes far.

Your donation goes to our community. When you make a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you directly support children in Dane County—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Your financial support starts many things, like:
  • recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children

Circle of Light Leadership Group. 

The Circle of Light Leadership Group consists of forward thinking community members who recognize the potential of today's youth.  We invite you to invest in our youth by becoming a Circle of Light member!  By making a charitable contribution of $1,000--the cost of creating and maintaining one Big Brother Big Sister Match--you are automatically enrolled as a member.

Your outright investment of $1,000, or through monthly installments of $85.00, will have a Big impact on our children and our community by helping our Littles reach their full potential!  You can make your gift by using a credit card or by enrolling in our Electronic Funds Transfer program.  

No matter how much you give, your contribution will improve the lives of young people in our community. Your donation will help them meet the challenges of growing up into happy, confident young adults.

Become a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family today. Donate now>

For more information about donating, please contact Sandy Morales, Development Director, at or 608-661-4393.


1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

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