National Philanthropy Day®

The impact of our partnerships with donors, advocates and volunteers allow us to do the extraordinary work realized by over 2.2-million nonprofits throughout the country, and almost 35,000 in Wisconsin alone.  

In honor of National Philanthropy Day every year, Partners in Philanthropy is a unique opportunity for each member to celebrate two donors/volunteers that have made a difference to their organization and to the greater community.

Below is a listing of those that have been nominated for making that impact for the members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southeastern WI, and their organizations.

These special Partners were recognized on November 20, 2017, along with the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Honorees.

American Company of Irish Dance

Thomas Frenn
Dan Eastman

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Norma and John Herbers
Maureen and Jim Stern
Paula and Paul Eberle


ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc.

Mary Reynolds


Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southeastern WI

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Aurora Health Care Foundation


Aurora Health Care Foundation

ACUITY Erik Almeida, MD Berghammer Construction
Elaine Burke Michael Cicero, DO, FACOEP Curt and Sue Culver
Christine Culver Nan Gardetto Judy Gardetto
Shawn Hittman Len Ivarson Ann Johnson, MD
Renee Johnson Chad Kort, MD Stanley Kritzik
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Krohn Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Timothy Mahone
Dr. Tony and Donna Meyer Dawn Panfil Cathy Ptak
Racing Hearts Day Mary Reznicek, MD Dr. Gilberto Rodrigues
Prakash Shah, MD Robert Sobczak Tim and Vivian Sullivan
Dr. William Tisol The Wanasek Family Paul Webber, MD
The Thomas Whowell Family Dr. Steven Zils  

Cedar Community Foundation

Rich and Mary Miller
John and Jeanne Wood


Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Thomas W. Brauneis
Dan and Karen Buehrle
J. Michael and Virginia McBride


Community Memorial Foundation

Mariann and Dr. Greg Van Winkle
James and Catherine Hazzard
Infinity HealthCare, Inc.
Germantown Mutual Insurance Company


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee

Peter and Betty Bell
Mike and Lynn Giffhorn


Every Einstein

Preserve, LLC
Mad Science of Milwaukee, Inc.


Gateway Technical College Foundation

Ram Bhatia
Mark Molinaro


Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

Rick and Kate Schlesinger
Kerrie Hoffman
Devona Wright Cottrell
Carol Seeger
Gertrude Wilkinson
GE Day of Caring
Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation
Joan Schafer
Theresa Barry
Jane Gellman
GSWISE Board of Directors
Associated Bank


Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Patty and John Mueller
Judy Keyes


In Progress Consulting

Friends of Lakeshore State Park
Pathfinders, Inc.


Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

BMO Harris Bank
Melanie H. & Steven G. Booth
Sallie and Don H. Davis
Kathy and James H. Fuchs
Kohl’s Corporation
Manpower Group

Marian and William J. Nasgovitz

Lake Area Free Clinic

The Schiefelbein Family Foundation
The Debbink Family Foundation


Literacy Services of Wisconsin

Mary Tobin
Kim Metcalf-Kupres


Make-a-Wish Wisconsin

Associated Bank
Calypso Lemonade

Precision Color Graphics – John & Jeanette Goeden


Marquette University

Kelly M. Candotti
Andrew A. Detesco, Jr.
Charles J. Houser
Emily and Greg Schumacher-Novak


Milwaukee Children's Choir

Matthew and Bridget DeLoge
Doug and Susan Hanna


Milwaukee Habitat For Humanity

Eion and Megan Gorman
Donna Kummer
Sandra Molenda
Mike Moran


Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Herzfeld Foundation
Camille and David Kundert
Phoebe Lewis
Rhonda and Greg Oberland


Milwaukee School of Engineering

Oilgear-Ferris Foundation

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Margarete and David Harvey
Angela Johnston
Les Weil and Jodi Peck
United Performing Arts Fund


Prevent Blindness Wisconsin

Anthologie, Inc.
Milwaukee Admirals
Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity

Sattell, Johnson, Appel & Co., S.C. 

Racine St. Catherine's

A.C. Buhler Family -
M. Virginia Buhler, Lynn Buhler, William Buhler, Ellen Albrecht,
Laura Palazzola, Thomas Buhler & John Buhler



Terry Kohler Family / Vollrath

Schools That Can Milwaukee

Carl Trimble

Social Development Foundation

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Medical Society of Milwaukee County


Saint John’s Communities Foundation

Suzy and John Brennan
Cissy and Jack Bryson


SPI Consulting, LLC

Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)
Montessori School of Waukesha


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Jim Tucker & Lee Steinke
Sue Szymczak



Senator Herb Kohl
Associated Bank


Urban Ecology Center

Steve Bablitch and Elaine Kelch
Cargill, Incorporated


Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Mary Jo Layden
Nancy Peterson


WCTC Foundation

William H. Graham
WCTC Administrative Professionals


Thank you to all of our hardworking members, as well as,
their donors and volunteers!

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