The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Milwaukee’s Finest” fundraising campaign is entering the final stretch of its 10-week run to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
In March, 16 honorees, or young professionals who are active in the Milwaukee community, were honored for their leadership skills by the Waukesha-based Wisconsin chapter of the foundation and challenged to raise at least $2,500 each for a cure.
Each of them was nominated and selected by a committee of local business and civic leaders.
Honorees who collect the most donation money will be eligible for additional honors and prizes at the campaign wrap-up event on May 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at InterContinental Milwaukee.
Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets on the foundation’s website.
Through May 13, the campaign had raised more than $41,000, around 54 percent of its $75,000 fundraising goal, with 13 days left to donate.
This year’s honorees are Justin Brown, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank; Andrew Busch, Guardian Credit Union; Missy Holschbach, Herzing University; Morgan Kalinosky, Northwestern Mutual; Tom Morris, Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Homes; Jacob Nelson, Lakeshore Chinooks; Emily Palmer, U.S. Bancorp – Quasar Distributors; Matthew Peterson, Johnson Bank; Jordan Ross, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.; Aycha Sirvanci, City of Milwaukee; Mallory Stipetich, Robert W. Baird; Anthony Stanley, Sullair Corp.; Sam Tschacher, Ernst & Young; Jennifer Uttke, MPI; Mark Volz; Guardian Credit Union; and Jacob Werre, The Ritterbusch Group.