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2011

START SOMETHING

ANNUAL REPORT

BIG

NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS


Little Brother Jakim, Age 8

WHO WE ARE
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters initiates the highest quality mentoring relationships between vulnerable children and professionally screened and supervised adult volunteers. Our goal is to improve the lives of 6 through 17-year-olds from single parent and no parent homes and enable them to become productive, responsible society members. We achieve this by offering a Community-Based Program, a School-Based Program and a Foster Grandparent Program, all of which help at-risk youngsters avoid destructive behavior and reach their highest potential.

Little Brother Colin, Age 10

WHY WE ARE UNIQUE


With more than 100 years of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring success to build on, we invest our resources to create enduring, life-enhancing experiences for volunteers and the children they mentor. Each match is initially created via a timetested 6-step process. Once established, matches are regularly monitored and continually evaluated by trained staff to insure positive outcomes and relationship longevity. This is why Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is considered to be Connecticuts premier mentoring organization.

Little Sister Johaunna, Age 7

NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

For 1,283 Connecticut kids, SOMETHING BIG is now in process


During 2010-2011, all of our Community-Based offerings served 566 children. During 2010-2011 our School-Based programs served 485 children. During 2010-2011, the Foster Grandparent Program operated at 20 sites. serving 232 children.

566

485

232

Little Brother Jashad, Age 9

The percentages below are examples of SOMETHING BIG

Little Brother Jakim, Age 9

88 % 86% 85 %

of children stayed free of gangs!

of parents reported improved self-esteem!

of children stayed free of alcohol and drugs!

73% 72 %

of children improved their academic perfomance!

of parents reported improved family relations!


When co-founders Bernie Fields and Arthur Director began Big Brothers Big Sisters in 1966 in Connecticut, the organization pretty much covered just Middletown. Now, as we mark our 45th year of operation, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters has grown to include 111 of the states 169 municipalities in Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Middlesex, Litchfield and upper New Haven counties (the shaded section of map represents our statewide service area. Thats definitely SOMETHING BIG as far as geography is concerned!)

NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Yesenia because a concerned school social worker suggested that she be enrolled as a Little Sister in our program.

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Little Sister Yesenia because Ana Robles volunteered to be a Big Sister in our program...Something Big is happening for Ana too.

Because Steve Schutzer and other generous donors like him continue to contribute to our program, SOMETHING BIG is happening for Little Brothers and Sisters like Yesenia.

NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Little Brother Milton because William Caro volunteered to be a Big Brother in our program...Something Big is happening for William too.

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Milton because a counselor at at a social service agency thought he would benefit from being a Little Brother in our program.

Because Andrew Dixon and other generous donors like him continue to contribute to our program, SOMETHING BIG is happening for Little Brother Milton.

NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Little Brother Jakim because Seth Powers volunteered to be a Big Brother in our program...Something Big is happening for Seth too.

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Jakim because his mother signed him up to be a Little Brother in our program

Because Cindy Carmago and other generous donors like her continue to contribute to our program, SOMETHING BIG is happening for Little Brother Jakim.

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NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Little Brother Jashad because Gerald Clark volunteered to be a Big Brother in our program...Something Big is happening for Gerald too.

SOMETHING BIG
is happening for Jashad because his mother signed him up to be a Little Brother in our program.

Because Arthur Director and other generous donors like him continue to contribute to our program, SOMETHING BIG is happening for Little Brother Jashad.

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SOMETHING BIG is happening


for Little Brother Kyle because Ester Mosley volunteered to be a Foster Grandparent (senior mentor) in our program...Something Big is happening for Ester Mosley too.

SOMETHING BIG is happening for Kyle because administrators at his school determined that Kyles class would participate in our Foster Grandparent Program.

Because generous individuals and organizations like the Charitable Foundation of Bobs Discount Furniture, (represented by Bob Kaufman and Cathy Poulin) continue to contribute to our Foster Grandparent program, SOMETHING BIG is happening for Little Brother Kyle.

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NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

The theme of this years Annual Report is Start Something Big. As youll discover after examining this booklet, the theme has meaning on a number of different levels. Since Im just beginning my term as Board Chairman, the Start Something Big theme has special significance for me. As a seven-year veteran of Nutmegs Board of Directors, Ive witnessed firsthand the amazing achievements Nutmeg has made in the past for children in need, their families and the Connecticut communities in which they live. In my new role as Board Chairman, I hope to leverage my experience and capabilities and resources to build on those achievements. Its also fair to say that Start Something Big also describes the tenure of my friend and predecessor, Bill Carew. A Big Brother for ten years, a Board Member for seven years, and Board Chairman for five years, Bill is a results-oriented leader, a deeply-caring man and a visionary. He leaves a legacy thats truly remarkable. Certainly, my fellow Board Members should be included in the Start Something Big description as well. These creative, enthusiastic and persistent individuals have been instrumental in helping Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters enhance its well-deserved reputation as the states premier youth mentoring organization, while carefully and judiciously steering it through the ups and downs of the economic cycle. I would be remiss if I failed to note that Start Something Big also reflects to the day-in-day-out work performed so well and consistently by our Staff Members, each one incredibly dedicated to the young people who are desperately in need of the vital services Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters provides. This outstanding staff is led by our new, energetic President and C.E.O., Andy Fleischmann, an individual we selected through a national search process with whom Im proud to serve. Our communities will feel the impact of our staffs dedication for generations to come. Inspired by the example and efforts of the men and women Ive just mentioned, mindful of the thousands of children whove benefited from Nutmegs services down the decades, and very much aware of all the children still waiting to be served, I look forward to vigorously pursuing the mission of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters in the months and years to come. Devin Hawthorne

Chairman of the Board

Little Brother Kyle, Age 4

In August of 2011, I was honored to be chosen as the new President and C.E.O. of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Since taking on the role, I have had the pleasure of meeting with Board members, Trustees, Staff members, program participants, community and corporate partners, financial supporters and other funders, and a host of other individuals. These people and organizations have, over the years, provided the energy, ideas and resources that made it possible for this great organization to improve the lives of thousands of Connecticut children and their families. Its telling that none of the people I met are willing to rest on the impressive accomplishments Nutmeg has racked up since 1966. Instead, they are clearly focused on the children whom this agency has yet to serve, children in need of the caring, guidance and support a great mentor provides. So, as I undertake this new role at Nutmeg, I chooselike the people whom I work with and serveto wholeheartedly embrace the idea of Starting Something Big. I believe we Start Something Big by expanding our programs to reach more children. Our communitybased programming will grow thanks to a new grant we have received from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Under this program, dozens more at-risk young people will be paired with inspiring community-based mentors. Our site-based programming will also Start Something Big by growing this year, especially thanks to new collaborations with Bloomfield Public Schools and Bloomfields First Cathedral. And were working with Connecticut Light & Power on an initiative aimed at serving more New Britain elementary-school children in need. To enhance the academic impact of our programs, Nutmeg will Start Something Big by augmenting training we already provide to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Working with world-leading experts in literacy, numeracy, and the teaching of sciencee.g., Yales Haskins Lab for Literacy, Wesleyans Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS), the University of Connecticuts School of Engineering and otherswe are creating special programs that give mentors tools to help and guide children in these key areas. Classes have already begun, and more programming will be rolled out soon. As we track academic results with partner school districts, we will work to constantly improve quality and ensure maximum impact. We also aim to Start Something Big by increasing the number of community partners we collaborate with to leverage our impact. To that end, we have reached out to youth service agencies throughout the 111 communities we serve, and are developing great new partnerships with organizations and agencies that share our commitment to helping children in need. Finally, its important to remember that, to Start Something Big, one often needs just to do something simple. Encourage a friend whos thinking about it to become a Big Brother or Big Sister to fill out an application. Connect Nutmeg with an organization that you believe can help. Make a contribution yourself. The biggest changes often start with small gestures, and we appreciate any and all help you can give. Thank you for your support! Andrew M. Fleischmann
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Little Brother Colin, Age 10
President and Chief Executive Officer

The Percentages and Numbers Below All Add Up To SOMETHING BIG For So Many Kids Across Connecticut
CHILDREN
MALE: 51% FEMALE: 49% CAUCASIAN: 23% AFRICAN AMERICAN/ WEST INDIAN: 18% LATINO/ PUERTO RICAN: 43% OTHER: 16%

ADULTS
MALE: 35% FEMALE: 65% CAUCASIAN: 73% AFRICAN AMERICAN/ WEST INDIAN: 13% LATINO/ PUERTO RICAN: 6% OTHER: 8%

AUDITED FINANCES
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

SUPPORT AND REVENUE: $1,522,983


SPECIAL EVENTS: $183,449 UNITED WAY: $283,803 FEDERAL GRANTS: $309,767 CONTRIBUTIONS: $515,146 OTHER GRANTS AND CONTRACTS: $33,700 INVESTMENT INCOME: $106 OTHER: $ 75,799 IN-KIND: $121,213

EXPENSES: $1,518,331
PROGRAM AND MANAGEMENT: $1,321,915 FUND-RAISING: $196,416

Little Sister Johaunna, Age 7

BIG HEARTS
OUR DONORS (individuals, corporations and foundations from 7/1/10-6/30/11)

Their generosity helps kids achieve

Something Big

$50,000 or more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Hartsprings Foundation, Inc. United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

$5,000 $9,000
Antonacci Family Foundation Aramark Arbys Foundation Department of Children and Families Ensworth Charitable Foundation Fisher Foundation, Inc. Invesco Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC City of Hartford Pratt & Whitney Reid and Riege, P.C. Richard Stewart The Courant Community Fund The Fund for Greater Hartford United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, Inc. United Way of Southington, Inc.

$10,000 $49,999
Bobs Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Inc. Central Connecticut State University Citizens Bank Comcast Department of Higher Education Governors Prevention Partnershp J.Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc. Stanley B. Frank Travelers Foundation U.S. Department of Health & Human Services United Way of Greater Waterbury United Way of Northwest Connecticut, Inc. Wayne Holcombe and Bobi Molchan

$1,000 $4,900
Aetna, Inc. Bank of America Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park LLC C.N.C. Software, Inc. Carolann Smith City of Meriden Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Community Renewal Team ConnectiCare, Inc. Crazy Bruces Discount Liquors Darlene Roberts Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Fibertech Networks, LLC First Niagara Freeman Spogli & Co. VI L.P. FTS USA LLC George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation Give With Liberty Hamilton Sundstrand Harold L. Wyman Foundation, Inc. Hollander, Aaron & Simon ING J. Martin Brayboy Jerry Long John Clapp

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NUTMEG BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 2011 Annual Report

John Hancock Life Insurance Co. Loel Meckel Louise Donovan Main Street Community Foundation, Inc. Marcel Gamache McGann Bartlett & Brown Nancy Kotchko Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation Northeast Workers Compensation Claim Center Ovation Benefits Group, LLC Peoples United Bank Peter Babcock Peter Perakos PPI Benefit Solutions Prudential Foundation Putnam Savings Foundation RBC Foundation - USA Reach Foundation Richard Mahoney RSL Fiber Systems, LLC Ryan Business Systems, Inc. Samuel L. Schrager Servus Management Corporation Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. Stewart Staffing Solutions Suzanne McDonald The Cuno Foundation Tom Daily Trust Company of Connecticut United Technologies Corporation United Way of Dutchess County, Inc. United Way of Eastern Fairfield County United Way of West Central Connecticut Verizon Virginia P. Larkin William Carew

$500 $999
AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign Beth Barrett Brian K. Kelly Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BYK USA Inc. Carey Redd CRUMBIE LAW GROUP LLC David Forrest Devin Hawthrone Dwayne A. Jackson Dyann Kiessling Elizabeth Stowe Farmington Bank Foundation James A. Frost James Smith Jeffrey K. Valentine Judith G. McDonough Kathleen Browne Kevin C. Werle Laura Green Lawrence & Megan Foley Family Foundation, Inc LexisNexis Cares Michael DiPiro Michael Dulberger Micheal and Lisa Mahoney Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Orthopedic Associates of Hartford Pam Gordon Patrick J. Sullivan R. N. Griebel Rick Lassiter Robert Fluegel Robert Kaufman Royal Bank of Canada Sandra Lytle Shipman & Goodwin Solomon and Katie Wohl Foundation Stone Marketing Town of Ellington Trinity College Willimantic Rotary Club Yasho Lahiri

BIG HEARTS
OUR DONORS (individuals, corporations and foundations from 7/1/10-6/30/11)
$250 $499
Aetna Giving Campaign Albert DAgosto Albert W. Landi Blum Shapiro Charles Welsh Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Conn Acoustics Inc. Daphne Adams Darle Martin Department of Correction Elizabeth D. Bailey First New England Glastonbury HS Key Club Glenn Sieber Hartford Fire Insurance Company Hatre Suzuki IBM E/RCCC James C. Ossner James deFau James Robert Creative Jeffrey Torreso Joanne Foss Jude Ade Kathleen M. Flaherty Kevin OConnor Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC Lillian Gonzalez Lisa Clark Lynn Lamonica Mailhots Remodeling, LLC Martha FitzMaurice Merrily Moynihan New England Insurance Center LLC Paul Becker Paul S. Lombardo Richard Bartlett Stephen Sonnone Swiss RE The Flatbread Company Inc. Webster Bank Wendy Stowell William J. McGurk

$100 $249
Allstate Giving Campaign Anthony Braz Anthony Homicki B.J. Sheedy Bank of America United Way Campaign Barbara Segura Brialee RV & Tent Park, Inc. Brian C. DiBella Brian E. Wolfenden Bruce Kosa C&S Wholesale Grocers Cheryl Gorham Coe Bancroft Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges Connecticut Cooling & Heating, Inc. Crown Point Builders, Inc. CT Eagles Cynthia Forbes Cynthia Peoples Daughters of Isis Debora M. Doucette Donald Robinson Dorsey Stover Douglas Churchill Edward Blumenthal Ellen Santos Eric Whittenberg Ethan Porter Facility Engineering & Mgnt. Fern Flood-Browne Frank Stewart George Gillin George Mayer Gerald Bujaucius Gerald Clark Glastonbury Barbershop, LLC Grace Figueredo Hartford Hospital Howard Gelin

Howard Stanton Hugh F. Murray Jerry Freel Jessica Neumuth John A. Ramadei John Charette John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. Jordan Clark Joseph F. Latour Kathleen Bence Kim Kelvey-Sevarino Kristi Perkins Laura Munsey Laurie Boyd Lawrence Levere Leonard Malavasi Linda Paganini Linford & Mildred White Foundation Lizbeth DiFabbio Lynda Godkin Melanie G. Russell Michael Wood Mobel Stephens NEPC, LLC New England States & Eastern Canada ASSOC. Pam Gordon Pat Brooks Patricia Sansone Patti OBrien Paul McDonough Paul Nimchek Peter Baylock petty cash Pfizer United Way Campaign Richard Barnes Richard Duhaime Richard Wenner Rie Poirier-Campbell Robert Schmidt Robin Worley Ronald Jones Sherri Conroy Spencer Partners LLC

Steven P. Goldenberg Steven Parker Susan Carvalho Susan E. Schechter Susan Holmes The NY-CONN Corporation The W.I. Clark Company Todd Francis Tonya Healis United Way of Butler County United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, Inc. United Way of Southeastern PA Wareham and Associates Warren Hall West Penn Hospital William J. McGurk Womens Forum

BIG HEARTS
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES (from 7/1/10-6/30/11) Board of Directors
Devin Hawthorne
Peoples United Bank Chairman of the Board

Their leadership helps kids achieve

Something Big

Thomas V. Daily
Reid and Riege, P.C.

Carey E. Redd, II
Hartford Parking Authority

Francis Davila
State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families

John Simeone
Comcast

David W. Forrest
ISO New England Finance Committee Chair

Dwayne Jackson
Retired

Carolann Smith
Retired

James Smith
Universal Connectivity Development Committee Chair

Nancy L. Kotchko
Aetna

Stephen Sonnone
PPI Benefit Solutions

Pamela D. Gordon
Hebrew Healthcare Governance Committee Chair

Rick S. Lassiter
Member 1400 5th Commercial, LLC

Richard J. Stewart
Stewart Staffing Solutions

Beth Barrett
Author Board Secretary

Jenna Lombardo
BlumShapiro

Wendy Stowell
Webster Bank

Michael Mahoney
RLM Co.

John M. Bailey, II
American Heart Association Founders Affiliate

Peter G. Perakos, II
Perakos & Zitser, P.C.

Kathy Browne
CBS Radio

F. Irene Pittman
Carmen Arace Middle School State of Connecticut, Department of Education
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William J. Carew
Ovations Benefits Group, LLC

Agnes Quinones

Board of Trustees
James Beardsley
Ninigret Divers, LLC

Martin L. Fields
Bernie Fields Jewelry

Eric Langshur
TLContact, Inc.

Dan FitzMaurice, Esq.


Day, Berry & Howard, LLP

Worth Loomis
Retired

Tony Braz
Hamilton Sundstrand

Gus Gamache
Retired

Patrick McCabe
Newbridge School

Rie Poirier-Campbell
Greater Hartford Arts Council

Beverly Garofalo
Jackson Lewis, LLP

Suzanne R. McDonald
CBS Radio

Tim Coppage
State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

Barbara Grant
Aetna Financial Services

Hugh F. Murray, III


Murtha, Cullina, Richter & Pinney, LLP

Wayne Holcombe
Signal Service, Inc.

Brian DiBella
Simione, Macca & Larrow, LLP

Michael Ratchford
Consultant

Gene Rosenberg
Gene Rosenberg Associates

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BIG HEARTS
Our Staff
Andrew M. Fleischmann
President & Chief Executive Officer

Their direct action helps kids achieve

Something Big
Judy Gordon
Office Manager

Darlene Roberts
Director of Fund Development

Brooke Greenwood
Special Events Coordinator

Brian Kelly
Director of Marketing

Lisa Hanggi
Grant Administrator

Jacqueline Lundie
Interim Director of Program

Alexandra Lewis
Enrollment Coordinator

Orelia Barnaby
Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator

Lenisa Mathew
School-Based Supervisor

Susan Black
School-Based Coordinator

Patricia Murphy
Match Support Coordinator

Maria Castillo
Recruiter/Latino Mentoring Program

Nancy Seguin
School Based-Coordinator

Wendy Donovan Duran


Match Support Coordinator

Ivana Kirk-Thigpen
School Based-Coordinator

Charlene Ellis
Development Associate

Latisha Wilson
Executive Assistant to the President & Program Development Officer

Glenn Fields
Enrollment Coordinator

MaryBeth Goral
Program Assistant

Our Mentoring Programs Continue Achieving SOMETHING BIG


COMMUNITY-BASED
Basic Program COMET Program Latino Mentoring Program State Employee Program

SITE-BASED
Windham Center School Windham Middle School North Windham School Sweeney Elementary School Natchaug Elementary School Beyond School Walls Lincoln Elementary School Putnam Elementary School

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM


Carmen Arace Intermediate School Bloomfield Early Education Center Metacomet Elementary CRT Eric D. Coleman CRT Sheldon Oaks CRT MLK CRT Clark CRT Ritter CRT Milner CRT Locust Early Care Womens League Catholic Charities Inst. ASHAR Child M.D. Fox Elementary Dr. Martin Luther King YWCA Child Care Center Silvas Youth of Today Wesley Elementary School HRA OF NB CT
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CRT Douglas St.

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Little Brother Milton, Age 10

START SOMETHING BIG.


Help Nutmeg Save Young Lives By Volunteering, Donating, Or Partnering With Us

Little Sister Yesenia Age 13

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