Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm


*Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, Milwaukee-based Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling will hold the “Paul Davis Firefighter Challenge” to benefit Columbia St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center. The event brings together hundreds of firefighters to compete in challenges that “simulate the rigors of a firefighter’s duties and (demonstrate) the levels of fitness required to perform their daily duties,” according to the company. The event will also include a special competition among regional media outlets on Friday and a separate corporate challenge on Saturday. The challenges will take place at Milwaukee Area Technical College, located at 6665 S. Howell Ave. in Oak Creek. Event sponsorship and donation dollars will support Columbia St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center, which has been designated as the Paul Davis Charitable Fund’s 2014 charity of choice. For more information, visit

*Saturday, Sept. 13, the Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital will return to downtown Milwaukee. The fundraising event has raised more than $15 million since 1978. This year’s start line ceremonies will be kicked off by Radio Disney at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on Marquette University’s campus. The wheelchair race will begin at 10:15 a.m., with runners following at 10:30 a.m. and walkers taking the three-and five-mile routes immediately behind the runners. All routes end at Henry Maier Festival Park with a finish line celebration. Online registration is available through noon Friday at Day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. near the event start line. Advance registration is $30 for adult runners and wheelchair athletes, $15 for runners 12 and younger, $25 for adult walkers and $10 for walkers under 12. Children age 2 and under register free. Day-of registration fees are $35, $17, $30 and $12, respectively.

*Sunday, Sept. 14, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee will hold its annual “Ride on the Wild Side” bike ride and fundraiser beginning at 7 a.m. The family-friendly event, held on Milwaukee County Zoo grounds, features four routes: a 27-mile ride, a 17-mile ride, a 10-mile ride, and a 2.5-mile ride for children. Rides will wind throughout the zoo as well as through the Menomonee River Parkway on the Oak Leaf bike trail. In addition to riding, participants will receive zoo admission, a long-sleeved T-shirt, breakfast and lunch, and free parking. The event will also feature crafts and additional agility activities for kids. Advanced registration costs $35 for zoological society members (adults) and $12 for children age 13 and under. Advanced registration for non-members is $40 for adults and $15 for members. During the day of the ride, admission is $45 for adults and $20 for kids. Families can also register for $100, and families that are zoological society members can register for $85. For more information on the ride, visit

*Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold a workshop on “What’s new with the Affordable Care Act for 2015?” During the free information session, attendees will get up to speed on health care reform, 2015 changes and health insurance purchase options. The workshop will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. An additional health care workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13. For more information or to register, visit

*Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Greater Milwaukee Chapter will hold a career and resource fair. The event will provide a forum for nonprofit organizations, membership associations and nonprofit professionals to exchange information about job opportunities in Milwaukee’s nonprofit sector. Attendees will also be able to learn more about organizations’ volunteer and membership opportunities as well as received discounted professional head shots. The fair, free and open to the public, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at IndependenceFirst, located at 540 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee. For more information about the fair or for information on registering an organization to be part of it, visit

*Thursday, Sept. 25, the Milwaukee Press Club will host a “Behind the Headlines” luncheon focused on the need to enhance the city’s branding efforts. The luncheon, part of an ongoing series headed by the press club, will explore current initiatives that are helping raise Milwaukee’s identity on a national level and will also look at what needs to be done in order to further elevate its brand across the country and world. A group of area journalists and executives will facilitate a Q&A on Milwaukee’s brand. The luncheon, open to the public, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Foley & Lardner LLP, located on the 40th floor of the U.S. Bank Building at 777 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Cost is $20 for press club members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. Seating is limited, and advanced registration and payment are required. For more information or to secure a spot, visit

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