Community leaders to discuss how nonprofits are collaborating to confront big challenges

Greg Wesley of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Anne Basting of TimeSlips, Amy Lovell of SWIM, and Carrie Wall of the YMCA.

Last updated on October 30th, 2020 at 11:44 am

A panel of community leaders will discuss how nonprofits are collaborating to confront some of Milwaukee’s biggest challenges at BizTimes Media’s virtual Nonprofit Excellence Awards program on Nov. 6.

Panelists will include Greg Wesley, senior vice president of strategic alliances and business development at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Carrie Wall, president and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee; Amy Lovell, co-founder of REDgen and a steering committee member of Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM); and Anne Basting, founder and president of TimeSlips. BizTimes associate editor Lauren Anderson will moderate the discussion.

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards program will be held virtually from 7-9:30 a.m. Click here to register.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated longstanding challenges in the community – including health disparities, social isolation among older adults, generational trauma and education inequities – the nonprofits working to confront those issues are also facing tightening budgets and disruptions to their own operations. Collaboration has become a necessity in order for nonprofits to move the needle toward a healthier and more equitable Milwaukee, industry leaders say.

The nonprofit leaders will discuss how they are forging new partnership and innovating during a challenging year to tackle big problems.

Following the panel discussion, finalists and honorees of BizTimes Media’s 2020 Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be recognized.

The finalists include:

Corporate Citizen of the Year:

  • Belman Homes
  • CG Schmidt
  • Kohl’s
  • The Lueder Financial Group

Corporate Volunteer of the Year:

  • Dan Davis
  • Jennifer Ott

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year:

  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Partners, American Cancer Society and Kohl’s Healthy Families program
  • Next Step Clinic
  • The Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Nonprofit Executive of the Year:

  • Laurie Winters, Museum of Wisconsin Art
  • Maureen Atwell, Hebron Housing Services
  • Tom Schneider, COA Youth & Family Centers

Large Nonprofit (Organization) of the Year:

  • Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence

Small Nonprofit (Organization) of the Year:

  • Artists Working in Education
  • Florentine Opera
  • Riverwest Food Pantry

Social Enterprise

  • Mission Fuel

Lifetime Achievement

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Lauren Anderson
Lauren Anderson covers health care, nonprofits, education and insurance for BizTimes. Lauren previously reported on education for the Waukesha Freeman. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied journalism, history and African studies. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends and seeing live music wherever she can.

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