Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
1709 Walnut St.
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-5269
Fax 816- 561-5273
Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City's mission is to create and support life-changing friendships for children. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Micheal Lawrence
Board Chair Mr. Jeremy Schafer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Protection Solutions, LLC
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1964
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
  • BIG – The Big Impact Group is a diverse group of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time, talents and energy to support BBBS of KC's many mentoring and educational programs.  We are always recruiting new BIG members.  If you know of any young professionals who are interested in becoming more involved with BBBS without becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, this is a great opportunity.
  • Diversity Task Force -is a group of community leaders who care about increasing the diversity amongst the BBBS volunteers.  There are over 300 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister, and over 80% of children are African American or Latino. There are over 1,300 active Big Brothers Big Sisters matches, yet only 15% are minority same race Matches. The goal of the taskforce is to increase exposure of the program in the African American and Latino communities and therefore obtain additional African American and Latino Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
  • Match Makers – Match Makers is a monthly giving program that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters.  By giving a small monthly gift you can help introduce a Big to their Little each month.  Giving levels range from $25-$50 a month. More information is at bbbskc.org.
  • Volunteer Corps –The Volunteer Corps assists Big Brothers Big Sisters staff in tasks that are required to effectively fulfill and advance the mission and vision of the agency (i.e. participating in special community events, recruitment fairs and promotional events.)  This offers individuals the option to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters without the commitment of the traditional mentoring model.
  • Declutter – An easy way to help out BBBS is by hosting a company-wide clothing drive.  Choose a week where employees can bring gently used clothes to work to donate to BBBS.  BBBS will provide email communications to employees to tell them the rules and a truck will come pick up the clothing.  
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City's mission is to create and support life-changing friendships for children. 

Background Statement

Founded originally as a Kansas City Jaycee project in 1964, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) has served more than 48,000 at-risk youth in the Kansas City community, serving over 1,800 youth in 2017. BBBSKC provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSKC matches school-aged youth (Littles) from one-parent or other non-traditional homes, with caring adult volunteers (Bigs). This program is designed as a one-to-one mentor relationship, in which the volunteers in the community based mentoring program agree to spend two to four hours a week with a child for a minimum of one year. BBBSKC believes that youth who have a positive adult influence in his or her life are better able to reach their full potential. These one-to-one friendships, or “matches”, last a minimum of one year. BBBSKC offers at-risk children a long-term developmental relationship with a caring adult. Bigs serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children gain greater self-confidence and leadership skills. This model has been proven effective in changing the self-image of the child and therefore their behavior.

All BBBSKC matches are characterized by four elements that most mentoring programs do not feature: 

  • Buy-In of the Client and Parent: All clients and guardians are interviewed and their homes are assessed. During this process the child and the guardian agree that they want and will participate in the program.
  • Professional Supervision: Intake of client and adult, screening and training of the adult, creating matches, and supervision during the relationship is conducted by professional Case Managers who combine assessment, management, coaching and guidance to all parties.
  • Longevity: This relationship is unique and different for each match, thus it takes time to develop.  BBBS volunteers commit to 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of one year.
  • Developmental Relationships: BBBSKC creates friendships between adults and youth. These naturally developing friendships are highly valuable to the child, as the adult is willing to share their time and include the child in day-to-day activities. 
BBBSKC’s programs are all voluntary and preventative in nature. In most cases youth enter into the program before they have experienced any negative effects to their development. BBBSKC’s target clients are school-aged youth in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. 
Impact Statement

BBBSKC matches school-aged youth (Littles) from one-parent or other non-traditional homes, with caring adult volunteers (Bigs). Statistically, children growing up in one-parent homes experience significant increased risk, particularly in the areas of education, illegal activity, and suicide. While these youth make up about 25% of the total number of school-aged youth (approximately 80,000) in the Kansas City metropolitan area, they account for 90% of juvenile court cases, 90% of high school dropouts, and 60% of teen suicides.  BBBSKC believes that youth who have a positive adult influence in his or her life are better able to reach their full potential. BBBSKC offers at-risk children a long-term developmental relationship with a caring adult. Bigs serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping youth gain greater self-confidence and leadership skills. This model has been proven effective in changing the self-image of the child and therefore his or her behavior.   

 
BBBSKC’s Most Recent Accomplishments: 
  • Led the national re-branding effort for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in partnership with local advertising agency, Barkley, for over 350 national Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates.
  • Received a Philly Award for Overall Best Non Profit Website.
  • Received a Philly Award for Website of Distinction 
  • Awarded Quality and Gold Standard Award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Agency Awards
  • Exceeded 2018 Summer Bowl for Kid's Sake goal of $850,000 by raising $865,000.
  • Exceeded 2018 Most Wanted Auction goal of $600,000 by raising $735,000.
BBBSKC’s Goals: 
  1.  Recruit 1,000 new volunteers.
  2. Increase the active match count from 1,450 to 1,525
  3. Increase the 12 month match retention rate from 70% to 73%
Needs Statement
  • Increase the number of men serving as Big Brothers, specifically African-American and Hispanic men.
  • Increase the number of women serving as Big Sisters for BBBSKC program, Adults Committed to Educating our Students (ACES).
  • Corporate partnerships focused on volunteer recruitment and special events support.
  • Continue to build capacity of staff to manage more children being served.
Service Categories
Big Brother, Big Sisters
Adult, Child Matching Programs
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
KS
MO
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

BBBSKC is serving more children in long-term, life-changing friendships than ever before. Over the past six years, the number of children participating in our program has increased by nearly 70%. We maintain a focus on quality services and strong outcomes for the children and families involved, while striving to keep up with the increased demand. As we respond to demand and create new life-changing friendships, we continue to focus on supporting these new matches early in the friendship to ensure that they last long enough to have the greatest impact on the children. BBBSKC is an industry leader in quality as evidenced by the Gold Standard Award presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the recognition in 2011, 2013 and 2015 as the BBBS Agency of Year. We continue to focus on the children in our community who demonstrate the greatest need for our program and seek partnerships with other service providers to seek out even greater impact. Developing effective volunteer recruitment strategies to reach more men, specifically African-American and Hispanic men, to be matched with the large number of boys on our waiting list is our greatest challenge.

Micheal Lawrence, CEO
Programs
Description

platThe Community Based One-to-One Mentoring program is a casework-managed program, designed to establish the child in a professionally-created and supported relationship with a caring adult. This relationship, when properly structured and monitored by a professional Case Manager, will increase the child’s self-worth, thereby improving personal, social, and academic performance. The services delivered by the program can be divided into three general areas: assessment, matching, and match support. The main component of each of these areas is the time and attention each area receives from the BBBSKC staff. This attention allows the volunteer, or “Big”, to focus on developing a strong bond with their “Little”, while a BBBSKC’s staff member monitors the relationship, provides guidance and resources to address any challenges that may arise. 

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Minorities, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success

Children who are matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple for at least one year experience a number of positive and measurable impacts. These impacts include: 

  •       Higher self-esteem;
  •       Gain new interests;
  •       Learn new things and activities;
  •       Visit new places;
  •       Improved their attitude toward school and improve their grades;
  •       Improved ability to resist drug and alcohol use;
  •       Decreased contact with the juvenile court system;
  •       Improved relationships with their family and peer group
Long-Term Success
Children who are supported by Big Brothers, Big Sisters, or Big Couples have a greater opportunity to reach their full potential. Children who reach their full potential become contributing members of society and are able to positively impact their community.
Program Success Monitored By

BBBSKC outcomes are measured with several evaluative tools. First is AIM, a web-based data management system that allows BBBSKC to track all relevant metrics used to evaluate the program’s effectiveness, including youth served, processing times, match retention rates, average match length, and demographic/geographic data. Second is the Strength of Relationship tool, a survey designed to measure the strength of a bond between the match, and is administered after a match has been together for 3 months and annually after that. Third is the Youth Outcomes Survey, which continues to track the same outcomes but provide BBBSKC with a pre-match baseline to measure true program impact over the life of a match. BBBSKC conducts the Annual Program Survey in the fall to measure outcomes specific to the agency and is conducted anonymously through direct mail. BBBSKC collects responses from clients, volunteers, and parents and utilizes the information to evaluate BBBSKC program’s performance.

Examples of Program Success

According to evaluation data collected from children who matched with a Big:

  • 97% report that the program has had a positive impact on their life
  • 97% report no alcohol or drug abuse.
  • 84% say that they have a higher self-esteem.
  • 71% report that their grades have improved.
  • 67% say that they have a better attitude about school since they were matched with their Big.
Description

BBBSKC’s Adults Committed to Educating our Students (ACES) is the agency's one-to-one mentoring program for high school students in the Kansas City community. This program seeks to provide the needed guidance and resources to students in pursuit of post-secondary education. ACES was formed in 2014 when the agency made the decision to expand and restructure the Kauffman Scholar's program. Through BBBSKC's Kauffman Scholars program, only students enrolled in Kauffman Scholars were eligible, whereas in ACES, any student starting in the eighth grade is eligible for the program. This case-work managed program is designed to establish a teenager in a professionally created and supported relationship with a caring adult volunteer. Students enrolled in ACES are matched with educated and experienced professionals, many of whom are emerging leaders within their companies. Bigs will help their Littles by focusing on education and post education planning, which could include: exploring majors and career aspirations, attending college visits and helping to prepare for standardized tests for college emission. The overall goal of this program is to provide additional support and resources to help youth who want to continue their education after high school. 

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Minorities
Short-Term Success The student is provided with a positive, adult friendship that will support them as they finish high school and adjust to post-secondary education life. 
Long-Term Success Long-term success for this program would be that the students proceed to a post-secondary education. 
Program Success Monitored By

BBBS outcomes are measured with four evaluative tools. The first of these is AIM, a web-based data management system that allows BBBS to track all relevant metrics that can be used to evaluate our program’s effectiveness. These include children served, processing times, match retention rates, average match length, and demographic/geographic data. Secondly, we utilize the Strength of Relationship (SOR) tool, a survey designed to measure the strength of a bond between a volunteer and a client. This survey is administered after a match has been together for three months and annually thereafter. Our third method of outcomes reporting is a quarterly report we received from Kauffman that notes student’s academic progress and status in the program. In addition to these three outcomes measuring systems, we conduct an annual program survey every year to measure outcomes specific to our agency.

Examples of Program Success

According to evaluation data collected from youth who are matched with a Big:  

  • 96% of children enrolled remained active in the BBBS program for at least one year.
  • 71% of youth report that their grades have improved since being matched.
CEO Comments

The BBBSKC board has twice been recognized as the top performing board of directors within the federation’s network of nearly 400 agencies. This is a testament to strong board leadership over the past five years along with a commitment to be business-like in all aspects of agency operations. The board participated in a reorganization effort beginning in 2008 which resulted in clear expectations related to attendance, participation, and fundraising. All board members commit to a minimum personal financial commitment of $1,000 annually and raise an additional $9,000 annually through other fundraising efforts. We are proud to report 100% participation in the above expectations around fundraising. Board meeting attendance is very high and all meetings are engaging and productive. The board as a whole recognizes the need for more diversity among its members. An African-American and Hispanic Volunteer Task Force has been formed to focus on recruiting volunteers for the program and also supports efforts to attract a more diverse pool of board candidates.

Micheal Lawrence, CEO 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Micheal Lawrence
Term Start Aug 2007
Experience Micheal has been with BBBS since March of 1992. In his previous position as the Associate Executive Director, Micheal was primarily responsible for Special Events and Program Systems along with other administrative duties. Micheal started his career at BBBS as a Case Manager working directly with the volunteers, children and parents. After five years of case management, Micheal became the Special Events Director. Micheal also served as the agency Program Director. Micheal received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from William Jewell College.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ron HolschuhJan 1966 - Jan 1976
Roy MorrillJan 1976 - Aug 2007
Senior Staff
Title Chief Operating Officer
Experience/Biography

Erica Ostroski serves as the BBBSKC Chief Operating Officer (COO). Erica began her career with BBBSKC in 2008 as a Special Events Coordinator. After a few months of employment, Erica was quickly promoted to Director of Special Events and her responsibilities increased to include managing all aspects of agency fundraising events. Under her leadership, special event fundraising has increased from $445,00 to $1,500,000 annually in the last decade. Erica works closely with the Board of Directors and represents the agency as a leader of several Board Task Force Groups and Committees. Erica was recently promoted to COO. She earned her bachelors from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. 

Title Chief Marketing Officer
Experience/Biography Kristi has been the Communications Director with BBBS since October 2004. She is primarily responsible for maintaining the agency’s web site, producing all newsletters, recruitment materials and invitations. In addition, Kristi handles all media and public relations. Kristi received her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University.
Title Chief Development Officer
Experience/Biography Tiffany began at the agency as a Special Events Intern in 2008 and was promoted to Project Coordinator in 2009 and to Development Manager in 2011.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University. Tiffany will be working to ensure that the fundraising goals are met and that donors are aware of the tax credit program. She will also focus on donor prospecting and management. Tiffany has been an important asset in establishing new donor relationships and creating additional revenue for the agency. 
Title CFO
Title Director of Enrollment and Matching
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 45
Paid Contractors 1
Volunteers 1750
Retention Rate 95%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 6
Caucasian 37
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 35
Male 10
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

The majority of clients who enter the program are referred by current participants, partnerships or by word of mouth. This is evident by the annual program survey which reported that 95% of children participating in the BBBSKC program would or have encouraged their friends to participate as well. BBBSKC attempts to reach out to demographic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the program. The agency has two main programs, the traditional Community Based One-to-One mentoring program and Adults Committed to Education our Students (ACES). BBBSKC has several successful partnerships in place to identify children to these programs. These partnerships include: Sumner Academy, Kansas City Public Schools (high schools), Young Achievers, KIPP Endeavor Academy, Cristo Rey Hogan Preparatory Academy, University Academy, Alta Vista, 20/20 Leadership and North Kansas City School District. Each partnership is entered into strategically with the understanding that any partnership should be developed to help BBBSKC become more accessible to the children who need BBBSKC the most. It is important to note that with each partnership that BBBSKC enters into, an official Memorium of Agreement is secured. 

BBBSKC relies on community partners to help the agency become better advocates for the children and families it serves. This work includes seeking community resources to conduct trainings for staff and volunteers, such as child safety training and mandated reporter training from Missouri Children's Division. The agency has partnerships to assist with volunteer training and education, including trauma training and gang awareness training from the Kansas City Police Department. BBBSKC offers career exploration opportunities to the children in its program from professionals at Kansas City's most successful companies, including AMC Theaters, Burns and McDonnell, JE Dunn and Polsinelli.  

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter1966
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Victor Speas -Top Volunteer AgencyVCC2006
Philly Award - Volunteer RecruitmentCouncil on Philanthropy2006
Philly Award - Volunteer RecruitmentCouncil on Philanthropy2005
Prism Award - Volunteer RecruitmentPublic Relations Society of America2005
Missouri's Big Sister of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2007
KC's Best Philanthropic OrganizationKC Magazine2008
Neighborhood Builder AwardBank of America2008
Missouri's Big Brother of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2009
Gold Standard AwardBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2009
Robert M. Kommerstad Leadership Award as Agency Board of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2009
Agency of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2010
Board of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2010
Gold Standard AwardBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2010
Missouri's Big Brother of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2010
Pinnacle AwardBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2010
Best Philanthropic OrganizationIngrams Magazine2011
Best Philanthropic Organization FinalistKC Magazine2011
Best Non Profit to Work forNon Profit Times2011
Pilly Award- Identity CampaignCouncil of Philanthropy2011
2012 KC Chiefs Charity Game RecipientKansas City Chiefs2011
Margaret Slack Award for Outstanding Program Director Jon HileBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2011
Impact Award for Top Line GrowthBusiness Journal2012
Agency of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2012
Alumni AwardBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2013
Gold Standard AwardBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2012
Big Sister of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2013
2013 KC Chiefs Charity Game RecipientKansas City Chiefs2013
Best NonprofitIngram's Magazine2014
The Philly Awards- Fundraising AppealNonprofit Connect2014
2014 KC Chiefs Charity Game RecipientKansas City Chiefs2014
Agency of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2015
Big Brother of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2015
Excellence in ImpactNonprofit Connect2017
Agency of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of America2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The biggest challenge facing the agency today is to deal with the increased demand for service. We have seen tremendous growth over the last two years, making more than 1,000 new matches. As parents experience a positive change in the lives of their children, they share that experience with other parents, which in turn increases demand. In order to continue to provide quality management of all matches, which in turn creates longer lasting, stronger relationships and more impact on children in Kansas City, we have increased the number of program staff to professionally create and professional support every match. The challenge is to continue to raise funds and provide the resources needed to support program growth. Besides fundraising to sustain staffing needs, strong volunteer recruitment strategies are a priority.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jeremy Schafer
Company Affiliation Protection Solutions, LLC
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email jschafer@allstate.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Rob AdamsBishop McCann
Ms. Ruth BrackneyLathrop Gage LLP
Mr. Tanner CainUPS
Mr. Anthony CareyHoneywell
Mr. Dave ChaffinWireless Lifestyle
Ms. Erica CohenSelf-Employed
Mr. Andre DavisKansas City Business Journal
Mr. Tim DeSettLockton
Mr. Derek DummermuthHeritage Tractor
Mr. Chris FerraroCLARCOR Industrial Air
Mr. Grant GordonSolomon Consulting Group
Ms. Dana JermainDeloitte
Mr. Doug JonesGarmin
Mr. Jeff KeyesBMO Harris Bank
Mr. Jeff KingBarkley
Ms. Elise KirchhoferCBRE
Ms. Rachele KolomBank of America
Mr. Cary MillerPolsinellil
Mr. Dean NewtonDelta Dental
Mr. Ben RichardsonBenjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology
Mr. Jeremy SchaferProtection Solutions, LLC
Ms. Jesse SendejasCity of Kansas City Missouri
Ms. Cynthia SimpsonUMB Bank
Ms. Shannon StitesErnst and Young
Mr. Sunti WathanacharoenRubinBrown
Ms. Kimberly WilkersonHaas & Wilkerson Insurance
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 10%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Endowment
Finance
Operations
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments

The BBBSKC board has twice been recognized as the top performing board of directors within the federation’s network of nearly 400 agencies. This is a testament to strong board leadership over the past five years along with a commitment to be business-like in all aspects of agency operations. The board participated in a reorganization effort beginning in 2008 which resulted in clear expectations related to attendance, participation, and fundraising. All board members commit to a minimum personal financial commitment of $1,000 annually and raise an additional $9,000 annually through other fundraising efforts. We are proud to report 100% participation in the above expectations around fundraising. Board meeting attendance is very high and all meetings are engaging and productive. The board as a whole recognizes the need for more diversity among its members. An African-American and Hispanic Volunteer Task Force has been formed to focus on recruiting volunteers for the program and also supports efforts to attract a more diverse pool of board candidates.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $3,960,000
Projected Expenses $3,960,000
Endowment Value $191,378
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Audited financial statements are consolidated for BBBS and retail operations, which have a separate 501c3. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,730,559$2,500,918$1,461,921
Government Contributions$221,897$148,263$62,291
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$221,897$148,263$62,291
Individual Contributions------
$339,211$372,300$383,171
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$45,608$23,833($889)
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$1,103,185$1,096,483$858,734
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Other$348,582$49,371$49,991
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$3,184,786$2,758,775$2,480,652
Administration Expense$351,382$345,848$339,445
Fundraising Expense$872,459$795,673$759,728
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.311.071.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%71%69%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,090,025$6,374,806$6,597,140
Current Assets$2,053,555$2,114,949$2,268,888
Long-Term Liabilities$911,530$2,524,140$3,083,375
Current Liabilities$204,526$231,615$185,586
Total Net Assets$4,973,969$3,619,051$3,328,179
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.049.1312.23
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets15%40%47%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

BBBSKC is recognized for implementing strong fiscal management practices. Over the past three years, BBBSKC has paid off all debt while establishing a three month cash reserve. Revenue sources are diverse and reliance on cyclical grant funding has been reduced to less than 10% of revenue. We took on an aggressive capital campaign and moved into a state-of-the-art facility in January 2015. This new facility has attracted new volunteers and donors and provides first-class amenities for our staff and the children we serve. With the addition of the building, we have taken on a mortgage that will need to be eliminated to return our focus solely to the mission of the agency. 

Other Documents
Organization Name Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
Address 1709 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 561-5269
Contact Email micheal@bbbskc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Micheal Lawrence
Board Chair Mr. Jeremy Schafer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Protection Solutions, LLC
Year of Incorporation 1964