We believe that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire opened its doors in 2013 with the help of the Orange County agency, recognizing the mentoring void in the region. Serving more than 600 children each year in the metro regions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire has quality mentoring models that are changing lives of children in the region.



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Graduate from High School

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More Likely to Obtain a Bachelors Degree

Better attitude towards school 83%
Improved academic performance 71%
Higher self-esteem 89%


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of Littles have been exposed to abuse, violence or neglect

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of Littles parents did not begin high school

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of Littles have had an incarcerated parent

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of Littles come from single-parent households

Children from single-parent households make up…

high school dropouts 71%
runways 90%
teen suicides 63%
juvenile court cases 90%

Teen girls from single parent households are 30% more likely to become pregnant


Executive & Governing Board

Todd Pickup – Board Chair
Navin Narang – Vice Chair
Cary Hyden – Secretary
Erin Boyl – Treasurer
Patty Arvielo
Steve Borowski
Tim Crosson
Peter Desforges
Tom Duddy
Paul Fruchbom
Caroline Siefert-Sabo
Matt Stowe
Jeff Swindell
Henry Walker
Gary Wilson
Tim Andrews
Matt Bailey
Rudy Baldoni
Ellen Bancroft
Kurt Belcher
Phil Berry
Steve Blanc
Dale Camera
Bob Cluck
Brad Coleman
Brian Davis
Nori Ebersole
Chris Flick
Mike Fox
Rob Friedman
Elliot Gordon
Steve Holley
Chris Ivey
Scharrell Jackson
Blake Johnson
Guy Johnson
John Lennell
Tracy Miller-Weiner
Dave Moellenhoff
Scott Nelson
Chris Reedy
Thomas Reyes
Mark Rutherford
Tim Ryan
Marilyn Stemper
Brian Stevens
Gus Theisen
Kim Thompson

Regional Board

Erik Anderson
Phyllis Anderson
Andy Bryant
Jim Davenport
Allison Ellingson
Chris Foster
Vince French
Nick Fusca
Fred Grand
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Kathryn Gutierrez
Skylor Harrison
Eugene Kim
Brent Lee
Jeremiah Lee
Ken Lineberger
Joseph Ortiz
Erin Phillips
Dennis Shannon
Matt Stowe
Gustavo Theisen
Chris Venhoff
David Werner
Mike West
Brett Zour

Southwest Board

Kelly Bell
Rusty Cochran
Robert “Bob” Gedeon
Cyndi Light
Bill Olien
Nick Psomas
Sonya Sanders
Shawn Sorensen
Kristin Stolte
Karen Totty
Robert “Bob” Tyler

Alumni Board

Bill Chamberlain
Ben Johnson
Kathy Wright
Al Zelinka


Lunch and Learn

Can our staff come in and present about being a Big?  We are happy to come into your team meeting for as little as 15 minutes to educate your employees on the rewards of being a mentor to one of the children on our waitlist.


Does your company have products or tickets you can donate for our auction or for our kids?  Contact us to see if you have something we need!

Workplace Mentoring

This site-based program matches a local corporation with a school in our community.  Employee “Bigs” are matched, one-to-one with a student from the partner school and the matches meet in a group setting once a month at the partner corporation.  Learn More →

Casual for a Cause

Have a casual day in your workplace to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Encourage employees to “dress down” or wear jeans to work in exchange for a small donation.

Third-Party Events

Would you like to coordinate a golf tournament, run or shopping experience or other event with the proceeds benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters?  We have a team dedicated to assisting you with event logistics, payment collection, social media, marketing and invitations.

For more information on partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Jennifer O’Farrell (jofarrell@iebigs.org) at 909.763.5959.

Corporate Partners

Ahern Adcock Devlin, LLC
Altura Credit Union
Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
Best Best & Krieger
BJs Brewery and Restaurant
Chuck E. Cheese
Columbia Steel
Costco Wholesale
Dionysus (Wine Dash)
Heroes Riverside
Holstrom Block & Parke
Jack in the Box

JWB Tax and Financials
Majestic Realty
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Merrill Lynch
Raging Waters
Security Bank
Spectrum Business
Stronghold Engineering
The Salted Pig
United Technologies
Windermere Tower Realty


A.Gary Anderson Family Foundation
Albert B. Cutter Memorial Fund
Arrowhead United Way
BBVA Compass
California Endowment
City of Rialto
City of Riverside
County of Riverside
County of Riverside, Board of Supervisors
Edison International
Fontana Hope Foundation
Grace Helen Spearman Foundation
Inland Empire United Way
KaBoom Foundation

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Fontana
LeVecke Family Foundation
Majestic Realty Foundation
Molino Health Care
Niagara Cares
Riverside Rotary Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The Community Foundation, Community Impact Fund
The Community Foundation, Stebler Fund
The Community Foundation, Youth Grantmakers Fund
United Way Corona Norco
United Way Inland Valleys

Regional Partners

Corporate Partners


At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Job applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@iebigs.org.


If you are asked to come in for an interview, please complete this job application in advance and bring it in-person to the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at the time of your interview—do NOT submit the application via email. Big Brothers Big Sisters is not responsible for sensitive material in this application if it is sent via email (including but not limited to social security numbers and contact information).


It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path. So you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire is satellite office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, a 501c3 (tax exempt) organization.