Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee chosen as Evers’ inauguration charity partner

Will benefit from inauguration gala on Jan. 7

Tony Evers

Last updated on May 14th, 2019 at 06:59 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee will receive charitable contributions associated with Governor-elect Tony Evers’ inauguration day festivities.


Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced Wednesday that the Milwaukee affiliate of the national youth mentoring organization will be their nonprofit inauguration partner.

The official inauguration ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 7 and a gala will be held that evening. The location of the gala and ticket prices have not been announced.

“Wisconsinites are ready to move past the endless political battles and chart a new path forward for our state,” Evers said. “Our inauguration will celebrate the diversity of our state, bring people together, and begin to refocus our government in service to the people of Wisconsin.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee will serve as the fiscal agent and recipient of charitable contributions associated with inaugural celebrations, the announcement said.

The organization provides one-to-one youth mentoring services to children in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. It serves about 1,400 youth each year.

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