Big Sisters of Greater Racine, Inc. is committed to the positive growth of young girls in our community by pairing them with caring volunteer women and encouraging friendships that foster guidance, motivation and hope.

About Us

We are an independent, non-profit organization, supported by member dues and gifts from individuals, foundations, organizations, and churches.  We have been serving the greater Racine area since 1968 and are not funded by United Way or affiliated with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Big sisters strive to change lives two by two!

Fast Facts

  • Big Sisters is an all-volunteer organization with the exception of one part-time paid staff person
  • We were formally constituted in January of 1968.
  • We are not affiliated with any other Big Brother/Big Sister organization locally or nationally.
  • We do not receive any United Way of Racine County impact partner funds.
  • We are solely supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches.
  • Big Sisters and other adult members are asked to contribute yearly dues.
  • There is no fee for a Little Sister or her family.

You Can Help

Board and Staff

President: Leah Polack (leahpolack@bigsistersracine.org)
Vice President: Kathy Novak
Secretary: Katherine Jensen
Treasurer: Gina Janke
Membership: Melissa Donaldson
Ex officio: Susan Sandvick

Board Members
Uniqua Adams
Barbara Christensen
Martha Cozad
Janet Exner
Sue Hipp
Teahelahn Keithrafferty
Robin LittleJackson
Leah Martone
Celia Piper
Brooke Pond
Natalia Rasavong

Susan Sandvick, Director (director@bigsistersracine.org)