About | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City



Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City works to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them. Last year, 99% of the Senior Littles graduated high school, 83% reported improved self esteem and 71% reported improved grades since being matched.

Our Leadership

FRONT ROW | Cary Miller, Elise Kirchhofer, Jeremy Schafer, Dana Jermain

MIDDLE ROW | Kim Wilkerson, Anthony Carey, Erica Cohen, André DavisShannon Stites, Jeff Keyes

BACK ROW | Jesse Sendejas, Jeff King, Tanner Cain, Ruth Brackney

NOT PICTUREDBen Richardson, Chris Ferraro, Cynthia Simpson, Dave Chaffin, Dean Newton, Derek Dummermuth, Doug Jones, Grant Gordon, Rachele Kolom, Rob Adams, Sunny Wathanacharoen, Tim DeSett

FRONT ROW | Amelia Allegri, Taylor Grossenkemper, TJ Collins, Whitney Dunn, Tommy Kennedy 

MIDDLE ROW | Krista Harper, Alyssa Dinberg, Miles Orsheln, April Soberon, Daniel Kusmin, Kathleen Hoang, Tim Jardine, Cassie Sandidge, Ethan Cordray, Carly Wermers

BACK ROWAllison Stanley, Jasmin Williams, Alex Hunter, Stephen Elias, Andrew Vogliardo, Kyle Rodhe, Zach Riel, Kirby Montgomery, Stefan Hoffman, Courtney Henricksen, James Leach, Rob Smith, Alex DeMarias

NOT PICTUREDGreg Valdovino, Ian Finch, Jaron Ludwig, Jessica James, Kendra Frazier, Maria Butz, Megan Murray, Nick Park, RC Hahn

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FRONT ROW | Micheal Lawrence, Brandon McManamy, Jeff Shipley

MIDDLE ROW | Piero Ferrante, Robert Beltrame, Bud Wackerle, Michael Briscoe, Eric Gonsher

BACK ROW | Chris Hess, Craig Mattke, Jim Gates, Ed Broxterman, Bret Wacha, Scott Keen, Greg Sweeney, Jason Buck

NOT PICTURED | Sandy Aschenbrenner, Mitzi Marchant

FRONT ROWTahir Atwater, Andre Davis, India Williams

MIDDLE ROW | Nina Trespalacios-Paris, Leo Prieto, Chantell Garrett, Jesse Pedraza

BACK ROWAdam Miller, Micheala Mathiesen, Tiffany Willis, Stephanie Goggans, Eric Wilkinson, Nakisha Bausby, Victoria Mechtly, Scott Cruce

NOT PICTUREDAriel Anib, Alicia Walker, Ben Rich, Chandra Clark, Daniel Silva, Darron Story, Eric Groves, Gabe Munoz, Gene Willis, Lauren Reeves, Kirk Perucca, Nya Igambi, Sahin Hoque, Shannon Stites, Sherry Williams, Theresa Garza

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About Our CEO

Micheal Lawrence, CEO of BBBSKC, has dedicated his life to creating life-changing friendships for children. He started with the agency 25 years ago as a Case Manager and has held nearly every position on staff. For the past ten years, as CEO, he has transformed the agency into one of the top in the country. Under Micheal's leadership, BBBSKC has: 

  • Been named Agency of the Year (out of 350 affiliates) four out of the last six years 
  • Grown Active Matches by 79% 
  • Moved to a new headquarters in the Crossroads 
  • Increased revenue by 245% 
  • Received awards for Best Places to Work, Top KC Non-Profit and much more
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Micheal Lawrence, CEO of BBBSKC

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One of the most rewarding ways to get involved is to work with us. A career with BBBS is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities. We need talented and passionate people who are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. Our organization is enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City offers a flexible work environment that is upbeat and fun. BBBS-KC was named by NP Times as one of the best nonprofits to work.

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