Defend With Me

Defend With Me

About This Campaign

DEFEND WITH ME

We are a team of Big Brothers and Big Sisters throughout Greater Cincinnati who want to celebrate the success of our matches BY MAKING NEW MATCHES!! We’re asking our friends, family and co-workers to each donate at least $50 (more is appreciated!!) to help get kids like those pictured off the waiting list and matched with a mentor.

None of us are fundraising pros so we’re grateful for any donations!! Every $1,200 raised covers the cost of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati making one new match! It would be amazing if every Big Brother or Big Sister in this campaign could raise enough money to make a new match!!

Together, we are all Defenders of Potential !!

TOGETHER, WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL!

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WHOSE POTENTIAL WILL YOU DEFEND?

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

We create life-changing friendships by matching adult mentors with  at-risk Tri-State children in need of positive role models.  We partner with parents and guardians, volunteers and others in the community, and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program. Statistics show these Little Brothers and Sisters have higher aspirations, greater confidence, do better in school and avoid risky behaviors.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Michael Slaughter
Michael Slaughter
1662000
$16,620 of $25,000 (66%)
1662000
$16,620
Jonel Gray
Jonel Gray
329500
$3,295 of $3,600 (91%)
329500
$3,295
Jay Shatz
Jay Shatz
215000
$2,150 of $2,400 (89%)
215000
$2,150
Julie Hanser
Julie Hanser
192000
$1,920 of $2,400 (80%)
192000
$1,920
Lisa Spaulding
Lisa Spaulding
180000
$1,800 of $2,400 (75%)
180000
$1,800
Dick Lesperance
Dick Lesperance
144000
$1,440 of $1,200 (120%)
144000
$1,440
Denise Haskamp
Denise Haskamp
137500
$1,375 of $1,200 (114%)
137500
$1,375
PL Marketing
PL Marketing
124625
$1,246.25 of $1,200 (103%)
124625
$1,246.25
Richard Freshwater
Richard Freshwater
120000
$1,200 of $1,200 (100%)
120000
$1,200
Rick Blanchet
Rick Blanchet
115000
$1,150 of $1,200 (95%)
115000
$1,150
Cherise Duncan
Cherise Duncan
105000
$1,050 of $1,200 (87%)
105000
$1,050
Samantha Savvas
Samantha Savvas
43000
$430 of $1,200 (35%)
43000
$430
Jerry Peaker
Jerry Peaker
37500
$375 of $1,200 (31%)
37500
$375
Suzzi Romines
Suzzi Romines
35000
$350 of $1,200 (29%)
35000
$350
Timothy Hamer
Timothy Hamer
31000
$310 of $1,200 (25%)
31000
$310
Joel King
Joel King
30000
$300 of $1,200 (25%)
30000
$300
Ted Wehry
Ted Wehry
30000
$300 of $1,200 (25%)
30000
$300
Julie Tomlinson
Julie Tomlinson
27500
$275 of $1,200 (22%)
27500
$275
Quinn Marker
Quinn Marker
26000
$260 of $1,200 (21%)
26000
$260
Ashley Reilly
Ashley Reilly
25000
$250 of $1,200 (20%)
25000
$250
Brianna Simpson
Brianna Simpson
25000
$250 of $1,200 (20%)
25000
$250
Ashley Kuemmerling
Ashley Kuemmerling
18500
$185 of $1,200 (15%)
18500
$185
Mary Marr
Mary Marr
15000
$150 of $1,200 (12%)
15000
$150
Delmar Weldon
Delmar Weldon
10000
$100 of $1,200 (8%)
10000
$100
Matthew Shephard
Matthew Shephard
10000
$100 of $1,200 (8%)
10000
$100
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  1. Grant Wilson
    Grant Wilson gave a $20 donation to support Jonel Gray
    5 months ago · Like
  2. Karen Johnson
    Karen Johnson gave a $25 donation to support Samantha Savvas
    9 months ago · Like
  3. Lana and David  Shardelow
    Lana and David Shardelow gave a $50 donation to support Lisa Spaulding
    11 months ago · Like
  4. Michelle Reilly
    Michelle Reilly gave a $25 donation to support Rick Blanchet
    12 months ago · Like
  5. Donald Boyer
    Donald Boyer gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Don, thanks you so much! Awesome! Your donation is greatly appreciated.

      12 months ago · Like
  6. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati Dick Lesperance

    Congratulations Dick! Robin Kruse just made a $150 donation to support your campaign. Keep up the great work!

    12 months ago · Like
  7. Bruce Phillips
    Bruce Phillips gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    So proud of what you all do for kids! God bless and Merry Christmas!
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Bruce, thank you! You are

      12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      a rock star!! I appreciate our brotherhood, let’s connect over the Holidays!

      12 months ago · Like
  8. Hagop Hagopian
    Hagop Hagopian gave a $20 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Hagop, thank you very much! Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!!

      12 months ago · Like
  9. Dick Lesperance
    Dick Lesperance gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    Way to go, Dick!
    12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      This is your's Greg Royalty! It would not let me put your name and use my CC. Thank you for your donation! It is greatly appreciated!!

      12 months ago · Like
  10. Michelle Quinn
    Michelle Quinn gave a $15 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    So cool you do this Dick!
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Michelle, you rock!! Thank you so much for your support!!

      12 months ago · Like
  11. Alex Chin
    Alex Chin gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    Awesome cause Dick!
    12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Alex, thank you! Very much appreciated! Your Magna Carta series is still the centerpiece of my sports room!!

      12 months ago · Like
  12. Adeel Anjum
    Adeel Anjum gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you Eddie! You rock! Appreciate your support!!

      12 months ago · Like
  13. Jodi  Truckor
    Jodi Truckor gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    Dick, so happy to help you with this great mission you are on. Such a great organization.
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you Jodi! Your donation is greatly appreciated!!

      12 months ago · Like
  14. Daniel  Nicholas
    Daniel Nicholas gave a $20 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    Kee on bringing the magic dick !
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  15. Erika Lesperance
    Erika Lesperance gave a $5 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you sweetie! That means a lot! You rock!

      12 months ago · Like
  16. Vicki Alexander
    Vicki Alexander gave a $25 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you Mrs Alexander! That is awesome!!!

      12 months ago · Like
  17. Jason Rideout
    Jason Rideout gave a $20 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you, my Canadian friend! Your gift is greatly appreciated!

      12 months ago · Like
  18. Pete Kolaszewski
    Pete Kolaszewski gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  19. Tiffany Mahan
    Tiffany Mahan gave a $20 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  20. Stephanie  Rabenold
    Stephanie Rabenold gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you Stephanie! You are awesome! Greatly appreciated!!

      12 months ago · Like
  21. Julie Minor
    Julie Minor gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    Dedication In Honor of: Joe Kolaszewski
    12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you sweetie! You are the best! Hugs and kisses to all!

      12 months ago · Like
  22. Terry and Alice Tomlinson
    Terry and Alice Tomlinson gave a $100 donation to support Julie Tomlinson
    12 months ago · Like
  23. Matthew Held gave a $25 donation to support Jonel Gray
    12 months ago · Like
    • Jonel Gray
      Jonel Gray

      Thanks for this generous donation!

      12 months ago · Like
  24. Barbara Gray
    Barbara Gray gave a $50 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like
    • Dick Lesperance
      Dick Lesperance

      Thank you Barb! That is super generous! You rock!!

      12 months ago · Like
  25. Jonel Gray
    Jonel Gray Jonel Gray

    On #GivingTuesday (December 3) Facebook was offering to match donations in fundraisers created by its members up to 7 million dollars. Facebook users donated over $120 million via these fundraisers in one day, which is amazing! I did create a FB Fundraiser for this campaign and was able to raise $165! That amount is now reflected in this campaign total, but I won't find out how much of that was matched by FB until January. So, while we can't count on the match to get us to the goal, we are so close to the campaign goal and my Facebook contributors are a wonderful part of that I needed to acknowledge!
    Thank you Jo Lyn Fry, Sarah Cornett and David R. Gray!

    12 months ago · Like
  26. brian West
    brian West gave a $100 donation to support Jonel Gray
    What a great organization. Asia is lucky to have you as a Big Sister, and vise versa !
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jonel Gray
      Jonel Gray

      Thank you for this amazingly generous donation! I definitely feel like the lucky one in this situation, and thanks for helping give another Big & Little the opportunity as well.

      12 months ago · Like
  27. Kat Piacentino
    Kat Piacentino gave a donation to support Jonel Gray
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jonel Gray
      Jonel Gray

      Thanks so much for your generosity! I know you understand how much it means for people to donate to a cause you believe in.

      12 months ago · Like
  28. Michael Nolan
    Michael Nolan gave a $25 donation to support Jonel Gray
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jonel Gray
      Jonel Gray

      Thanks for your awesome support,MN!

      12 months ago · Like
  29. Will Wietmarschen
    Will Wietmarschen gave a $30 donation to support Dick Lesperance
    12 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  30. Jennifer Silz
    Jennifer Silz gave a $25 donation to support Michael Slaughter
    12 months ago · Like