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Our History

1902 New York Judge Julius Mayer asked 90 men to each befriend a boy who has come before the court.

1919 Jewish Big Brother Association of Boston became incorporated.

1958 Big Brothers of America was chartered by the United States congress.

1966 Judge Samuel Blasberg, along with other community leaders, founded Big Brother Association of Franklin County.

1967 Big Brother Association of Franklin County held its first annual meeting. The Association had recruited and matched ten boys from the community with Big Brothers.

Big Brother Association of Franklin County received a grant from the Greenfield Community Chest to open its first volunteer staffed office. The Community Chest became United Way of Franklin County, which continues to offer yearly financial support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County.

1970 Big Brother Association of Franklin County became an associate member of Big Brothers of America.

1972 Big Brother Association of Franklin County was designated a 501(3) C by the IRS.

1974 Big Brother Association of Franklin County merged with the Big Sister Association of Franklin County to become Big Brother Big Sister Association of Franklin County (BBBSFC).

BBBS hired its first paid director.

1980 BBBSFC started a mentoring program at Deerfield Academy. We were one of the first Big Brother Big Sister agencies in the country to use adolescent mentors.

BBBSFC held its first Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at the French King Entertainment Center.

1981 Bill Sandri, President of Sandri Sunoco, hosted the first Big Brothers Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Crumpin Fox Club. Since 1981, this tournament has raised over a million dollars for mentoring programs in Franklin County and across the nation.

Big Sister Cindy Newton Adams and her Little Sister were chosen as Big Sister Match of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

1987 BBBSFC started its mentoring program at Northfield Mount Hermon School.

2000 BBBSFC matched 200 children in a year for the first time in the agency’s history.

Brad Baker, a minor league baseball pitcher, chose BBBSFC as the charity to benefit from his annual golf tournament.

2002 Big Sister Pam Lester and Little Sister Eileen were chosen as the Massachusetts Big Sister Match of the Year.

2007 BBBSFC is 40 years old!

2012 BBBSFC is 45 years old!