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Breakfast With Santa

and Silent Auction


Saturday, December 9th, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Foley High School

Cost: $5.00 per person

Price Includes a Fun & Festive Breakfast,
A Professional Photo Opportunity with Santa!
Music & Decorations!
Games and Crafts!
Other “Picture Stations” Will Be Available,

So Bring Your Cameras!

Breakfast will include: Mini Pancakes, Sausage Links, Potato Smiles, OJ, Milk, Coffee.

Fundraiser Sponsored by the Foley High School National Honor Society benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

BriAnna Kruzel Growing Up Big Award

growing up big logoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota established the BriAnna Kruzel Growing Up Big Award to honor BriAnna Kruzel, a former Little Sister and High School Big Sister, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in September 2013.BriAnna’s experience with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program was quite unique. When her father was deployed in Iraq, BriAnna began as a Little Sister in the program. Years later, BriAnna decided to become a High School Big Sister as a way to provide the same experience to another child. BriAnna was matched with a Little Sister whose father was deployed overseas, which helped them form an instant bond. BriAnna was able to relate to her Little Sister and provide advice and support. BriAnna was a dedicated friend and mentor for over two years. She was selected as the 2013 High School Big Sister of the Year for her outstanding commitment to the program and her Little Sister. She was also honored by the St. Cloud Optimist Club with the “Youth Appreciation Award” for her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is accepting nominations for a deserving participant, either a former Little Brother/Sister or former High School Big Brother/Sister, who demonstrates service to the community, character, and integrity.

Eligibility Requirements:


1. The nominee must be a former Little Brother/Sister or former High School Big Brother/Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN program.
2. The nominee must be 18 years of age or older.
3. The nominee must have been matched thru Big Brothers Big Sisters for at least 18 months.

How to Nominate:

1. Submit the nomination form by January 12th, 2018. The nomination can be completed and submitted on-line or can be printed and emailed, faxed or mailed to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Attention: Ann Matvick
203 Cooper Avenue North Suite 162
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Fax: (320) 253-1702
Email: amatvick@bbbscentralmn.org

2. Big Brothers Big Sisters will then contact the nominee to obtain additional information.
3. The winner will be notified by February 28th, 2018 and will receive the award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala on April 13th, 2018. The winner will receive four tickets to the event.

Nomination Form

Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces New Staff Members

ST. CLOUD, MN (November 3, 2017) –

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is proud to announce the following new staff members that will strengthen their agency and service to kids in the central Minnesota community.

BrendaJacobson

Brenda Jacobson

Brenda Jacobson accepted the Advancement Director position. She has a master’s degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Brenda has over twenty years of experience in major and planned giving solicitation, annual fund drives, communications, and special events.

Rebecca Fonss

Rebecca Fonss

Rebecca Fonss accepted the Match Support Coordinator position. She has a master's degree in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University. Rebecca has over 10 years of experience in customer service, advising, and relationship development.

Jackie Johnson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters states “The team additions are solid with the mission of our agency at the very forefront of why they choose to be a part of Big Brother Big Sisters. We are in a very strategic position to continue to strengthen our program and serve more kids. We have a strong history that we will continue to build on.”

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Wednesday, December 6 from 6-7:30 pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Saturday, December 2 from 9-10:30 am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.