Local History

Big Brothers of Manitowoc County started in April of 1968.  A few years later in 1979, Big Sisters of Manitowoc County joined.  In 1981, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitowoc County became a full member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. 

During 1986, the Big Couple program was introduced.  This allows married couples to have a “Little” together which offers more flexibility and a different dynamic for the “Little”. 

In 1996, the Big Teen program began.  This allows teenagers who are 16-years-old or older to become a Big with parental permission.  The teen volunteers are only allowed to matched with a “Little” that is between 6-years-old and 10-years-old.

Starting in 1998, a cross gender program was introduced to allow Big Sisters to be matched with Little Brothers before they turn 11-years-old.

Our school-based mentoring program began in 2000. 

Becky Wilhelm - Program Director
920-684-7445, extension 111 


Bailey Hetue - Match Support Specialist 

920-684-7445, extension 103 


Amanda Laque - Match Support Specialist

920-684-7445 extension 105 


Rita Muench - Office Manager

920-684-7445, Extension 101


Executive Committee

Mike Peterson (Peterson Benefits Group) - President
Chris Schnell - Vice President
​Sue Vreeke (Fox Communities Credit Union) - Previous President
Jon Swanson (CLA Accounting)- Treasurer 
Kathleen McDaniel (City of Manitowoc)- Secretary 


Fritzy Brady - UnitedOne Credit Union
​Kenlyn Gretz - Americollect
​Mary Maurer - Leede Research
Pat Reilly - Holiday Inn
Dan Schneider - Schneider & Schneider Construction
Terry Stevenson - Seehafer Broadcasting 

 Office Hours
Monday: 8 am-5 pm
 Tuesday: 8 am-5 pm
 Wednesday: 8 am- 5 pm
 Thursday: 8 am-5 pm
 Friday: 8 am- 12 pm

 Appointments may be made outside of office hours, please contact the office at 920-684-7445 

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Call us:

(920) 684-7445

Fax: (920) 684-1316

Find us: 

810 Washington Street, Manitowoc, WI. 54220