Nonprofit Calendar

  • Sunday, Oct. 2 Carroll University will host a Run/Walk to benefit the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation beginning at 8 a.m. at Schneider Stadium, 240 N. Barstow Street in Waukesha. For the past seven years, in collaboration with community partners in Waukesha County and southeastern Wisconsin, Carroll University’s health sciences students and faculty have provided wellness activities across the lifespan for individuals experiencing chronic disease and disability. Bryon Riesch as well as many other individuals have directly benefited from the university’s students and faculty. Cost to attend is $30 for alumni and spouses, $20 for students, and $60 for a family. For more information or to register, visit
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, together with a number of local retail partners are “A Perfect Fit” for the 2011 Style Show from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Designed to highlight how the arts integrate into the important facets of a women’s life, “A Perfect Fit” will include performances from Wilson Center partners, The Florentine Opera and Danceworks, as well as clothing and accessories from retail partners including Faye’s, Next Door, Molloy’s, Picardy Shoe Parlour, Squire,
    and Lakritz Furs. The traditional luncheon event will be catered by North Star American Bistro and features a runway show, live and silent auction, jewelry dig from Faye’s, and a designer bag raffle. Proceeds raised from A Perfect Fit: The 2011 Style Show benefit arts and education programming at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Tickets are $75 and $125 per person; table of ten are available for $750 or $1,250. To reserve a seat, become a table captain or sponsor, call (262) 373-5032 or visit
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 The United Way of Greater Milwaukee  and participating restaurants will team up to drive support for the 2011 Community campaign. Individuals are invited out for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants in the Milwaukee area. A percentage of food and beverage sales go to support United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s locally funded programs and initiatives. For a list of participating restaurants, please visit
  • Friday, October 7th Southeastern Youth & Family Services will host its 5th annual Face of Our Future breakfast at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Ave., from 8 to 9a.m.  During this free one hour fundraising event guests will hear stories and testimonials by youth whose lives have been transformed; be inspired by their music and art; and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Registration starts at 7:30a.m., with breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Carol McLain at 414-464-1800 ext. 227 or  Advance registration is required.
  • Saturday, Oct 8 Milwaukee Empty Bowls 13th Annual Event will be held at the MATC-Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event brings together the community to enjoy the work of area artists, restaurants and entertainers at a fundraising event for Milwaukee area food programs.  The organization hopes to build on its record event in 2010, where 1800 people were served and $45,097.25 raised for local food programs. Guests have their choice from a collection of over 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students. Soups prepared by more than 50 local chefs are served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area’s top musicians entertain guests throughout the day. With the involvement and support of MATC, other businesses, and more than 300 volunteers, proceeds from this year’s event will go to: The Cathedral Center; Central City Churches Outreach Ministry; Friedens Community Ministries, Inc.; The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc; Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc.; Repairers of the Breach; and St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee Community Meal & Services Empty Bowls requests a minimum donation of $20 per bowl ($10 for bowls made by children). There is a limit of four bowls per person. The bowls the guests take home serve as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our community. Over the event’s 12-year history, more than 22,000 bowls have been taken home.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin will host its third annual Thought Leaders Luncheon at Potawatomi Bingo Casino from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Leslie Crutchfield, co-author of the book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits and leading authority on effective philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit leadership and management will be the keynote speaker. Cost to attend is $50 for individuals or $1000 for a corporate sponsorship. For more information or to register, please visit or contact Chris Cornolo at 414-449-4444 x254.

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