Door County


Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in enrolling your child, donating or stepping up as a Big, we're here to help children of Door County discover their biggest possible potential.

Expanding our services to children and families of Door County in 2001, Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to grow and expand services to this natural resource and water rich region of Wisconsin.

In 2018, we served 131 children (83 female, 48 male) in Southern Door, Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay, with new services beginning to develop in Washington Island.

When compared with their peers, youth matched in our program experience:

84% improvement in socio-emotional competence
82% improvement in avoidance of risky behaviors
83% educational success

Fundraising activities and community engagement are lead by a nine-member Advisory Council of local community members.

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Door County Contacts

Patty O'Rourke
Door County Coordinator

Door County Advisory Council

Kevin Grohskopf
Chief Business Development Officer, Door County Medical Center
Jane Jandrin
Branch Manager, Nicolet National Bank
Peter Kerwin
CFO, Portside Builders Inc
Brian O'Handley
Dean of Students, Sturgeon Bay Elementary Schools
Julie Ploor
Marketing/Administrative Assistant, United Way of Door County
Arleigh R. Porter
Chief of Police, Sturgeon Bay Police Department
Tammy Sternard
Sheriff, Door County Sheriff's Department
Patricia Vickman, Chair
Superintendent, Southern Door County School District
Lori Vorpahl
Community Member