About Us

As the top Tarrant County mentoring organization, we are on a quest to discover unfulfilled potential, and dedicated to unleashing your ability to change the world through the power of one-to-one mentoring.

Our vision

is that all children can achieve success in life.

Our mission

is to provide children with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

We proudly partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, donors, companies and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

Educational Success


Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is responsible for coordination of all things related to fundraising, budgeting, programming, the agency’s Board of Directors, and achieving the strategic goals of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate organization in the country. Pierce Bush started his journey with BBBS as a volunteer mentor to Jaylyn in 2009, and he was appointed to the Houston Regional Board in early 2012. Believing that BBBS embodies a mission that represents the American spirit of volunteerism and service to others, Pierce left his career in private equity to join the staff full-time in October of 2012. Since joining BBBS, Houston has increased its reach by almost 30% and made critical progress toward the goals of Vision 2×22. Through Pierce’s leadership, BBBS completed construction and fundraising on a new $8 million Houston headquarters near downtown. Pierce became CEO of Lone Star in August 2015 with the vision to build on this success and impact more children across the state. Under his leadership, the agency launched the new strategic plan Vision 2×22 that will guide the agency in doubling its reach by 2022. In 2016, in Pierce’s first full calendar year as CEO, the consolidated BBBS Lone Star agency turned a corner financially and celebrated a cash flow positive year for the first time since the merger in 2010. Pierce earned a BA in American Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Originally from Houston, Pierce splits his time between Houston and DFW to support BBBS efforts in north Texas. Pierce and his Little Brother Jaylyn enjoy attending church at Ecclesia together, playing baseball, riding bikes, and volunteering in the community. Pierce has been recognized by Houston Business Journal as the youngest member of the 40 under 40 class of 2016 and as an inaugural recipient of the Most Admired CEO award in 2018. Pierce is married to Sarahbeth Bush, who is also a Big Sister in the program, and together they are the parents to a golden retriever named Winston Moose.

Pierce can be reached at 713-860-8214 or pierce.bush@bbbstx.org.

Meet our Team

Greater Tarrant

Our degreed-staff serve together to create friendships that are safe, long-lasting, and life-changing for each volunteer and child, the families served, and the generations to follow through our successful Tarrant County mentoring organization.

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Rachel Pillar

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Tarrant County Board of Directors

Joe Alcala
Executive Vice President
J Anthony Group, LLC

Larry Anfin
President (Retired)
Coors Distributing Company
Executive Board Member

Lance Carter
CG Northern Development

Pamela Dodson
General Manager Foundation
Autobahn Motor Car Group

Jeff Down
Self Employed

Kelly Fuhrman
Community Volunteer

Dr. Patricia “Patti” Gwirtz
Associate Dean & Professor
UNT Health Science Center

Traci Larrison
Texas Christian University

Richard “Bruce” Moon
Brackett & Ellis, P.C.

Shayne D. Moses
Moses, Palmer & Howell, LLP

Rohit Rai
Vice President
Lockheed Martin

Gloria Starling
Managing Partner
The Capital Grille

Adam Streebin
Commercial Relationship Manager
BBVA Compass
Big Ambassadors President

Ben Stewart
Client Advisor
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Cade Thornton
Director of Sales
Stuart Hose and Pipe

Tennessee Walker
Patterson Personal Injury

Thomas G. Williams
Vice President, Industrial Products Sales
BNSF Railway Company

Denton County Board of Directors

Jay Lancaster
Financial Services Representative
Soulier Financial Group

Dr. Gregory Stinyard
Human Resources Manager
The Morrison Milling Group


We care about your gift the way you care for others, and we take that responsibility very seriously. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations, we strive to be the best stewards of your gift in order to better serve its purpose: to serve more children with mentors, more effectively.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Federal Tax ID Number: 75-0800632

Jobs with a Purpose

Join Our Team

We’re looking for talented, passionate people who believe role models can change the life of a child for the better, forever. Our staff loves what they do – and that’s what makes them great. Join the team and this Tarrant County mentoring organization. We’re hiring.