Nonprofit Calendar

Saturday, May 14, The 3rd Annual Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park beginning at 9 a.m. There is no entry fee for the event, which is meant to raise awareness and will feature live music and guest appearances from local ‘celebrities.’  Last year over 3,000 community members participated in the walk and raised more than $115,000. For more information click here.

Thursday, May 19 BoardStar Inc. will host a leadership forum for nonprofit board directors and executives from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Marquette University’s Eckstein Hall. The event will focus on connecting nonprofit leaders and highlighting current trends and tools that will help them become more proficient and successful in serving their organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to mingle with the community of people that serve on boards as well as partake in break out discussions, ranging from guerilla marketing tactics to catching the top 10 red flags on a nonprofit financial statement. A networking reception will begin at 5:45 p.m., following the program. Interested parties can visit www.boardstar.org to learn more and to register. Discounted parking is available at Marquette University. The cost to attend is $50 for non-BoardStar members and $45 for BoardStar members.

Saturday, May 21 Stillwaters Cancer Support Services along with honorary chair Joe Bartolotta will host the first ever Hospital Food Fight at the Tommy G. Thompson Center, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ‘Iron-Chef-Type” competition will feature head chefs from area hospitals as they compete for the title of Best Hospital Food in Wisconsin. Restaurants, grocers and hospitals will provide food and beverage samples as refreshments. Ted Perry of Fox 6 News will emcee the event. Cost to attend is $35 before May 4. For more information, or to register, click here.

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