Finalists announced for Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Winners to be named at Nov. 3 event

2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards winners.

BizTimes Milwaukee today announced the finalists for its the third annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards program. Each year, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards honor reader-nominated citizens and nonprofit organizations for their work and ongoing commitment to making Milwaukee a better place to live, work and play.

2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards winners.
2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards winners.

Each of the finalists will be recognized and the award winners will be announced at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards event to be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. WISN-TV Channel 12 news anchor Ben Wagner will emcee the awards program.

Click here to register to attend the event.

The finalists for the 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards are:

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Acuity Charitable Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Foley & Lardner LLP

Corporate Volunteer of the Year
Andrea Nemecek, Allume Architects, LLC
Meghan Shannon, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Steve Sorge, GE Healthcare

In-Kind Supporter
Core Creative
STIR Advertising & Integrated Messaging

Next Generation Leadership
Jill Boyle, Schenck, S.C.
Joe Schmidt, C.G. Schmidt
Lauren Luellwitz, IBM

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
Thriving Waukesha County Alliance

Nonprofit Executive of the Year
John Cary, MACC Fund
Linda Edelstein, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Mike Gifford, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc.

Nonprofit of the Year (Large)
Hunger Task Force
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin
St. Coletta of Wisconsin

Nonprofit of the Year (Small)
Community Warehouse, Inc.
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
Hope Center

Social Enterprise
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Beyond Vision
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc., (HALO)

“It is amazing how many great organizations and individuals are working to improve our community,” said BizTimes publisher Dan Meyer. “We were overwhelmed by the number of quality nominations that we received for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards this year.”

To register to attend the Nonprofit Excellence Awards event, click here.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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