2019 National Philanthropy Day® Honorees        

Join us in saluting these 2019 award recipients who through their involvement demonstrate the best in community engagement.

Their actions and responsible conduct make the following individuals, corporations, foundations, and youth the leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin.



Leave a Legacy Award

Bernie Kubale

Nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

For commitment to the community through a documented planned gift

Todd Wehr Volunteer Award

Thelma Sias

Nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and
Sojourner Family Peace Center

For sustained volunteer dedication in raising philanthropic funds

 Philanthropic Youth of Today Award

Hannah Reynolds

Nominated by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

For youth making a difference through philanthropic leadership

Scott M. Cutlip Professional Fundraiser Award

Penny Gutekunst

Nominated by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

For professional distinction as a fundraising executive

Wisconsin Organization Philanthropy Award

Komatsu Mining Corp. Group

Nominated by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

For an outstanding record of philanthropic leadership

Evan P. Helfaer Donor Award

Joan and Peter Bruce

Nominated by Alverno College and Greater Milwaukee Foundation

For distinguished service in sharing resources with charitable organizations