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Board members seek business help for capitol campaign
Members of the board of directors for Repairers of the Breach day shelter are asking businesses and individuals for assistance raising the remaining $190,000 needed to complete the $2.2 million building improvement project. MacCanon Brown, executive director of Repairers, has reportedly been delaying her hip replacement surgery until the remaining amount has been raised.
“MacCanon is a modern day Mother Teresa serving inner city Milwaukee,” said Repairers’ Board president, Melita Biese. “I just think it would be amazing if we could raise these remaining funds to show her how much we value what she does each day for Repairers and our community. It would also serve as a huge source of inspiration for her so she can take this time to focus on her recovery.”
Biese and other board members are asking for small donations and hoping enough people will get on board to help them with the cause.
“MacCanon is such a driving force for positive change in the inner city that our
hope is that we will be able to get 1,900 businesses, good Samaritans and generous Milwaukeeans out there who have met MacCanon and know of the good she is doing for Repairers to donate $100 as a  very special ‘get well wish.,” Biese said. “If we were to do this we would raise the remaining $190,000 for the building campaign and eliminate one thing on MacCanon’s to do list upon her return.” Donations can be made online at

Students raise money for two new habitat homes
Students and faculty of Riverside University High School presented a check for $60,000 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity last night at it’s Swing into Spring concert. The money was raised by Riverside students over the last twelve years through the annual “Box City” fundraiser and will support the construction of two new Habitat homes being built this July.
The ‘Box City’ fundraising event, held earlier this spring, challenged students to sleep outdoors for one night to raise funds and awareness about the need for affordable housing in Milwaukee.

AFP needs nominations for philanthropy awards
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Milwaukee Chapter is seeking nominations for the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Awards. Each year, the chapter recognizes a group of awardees who have had extraordinary impact on philanthropy in southeastern Wisconsin. The awards will be presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 15 at the Frontier Airlines Center.  The nomination process is open to the public this year for the first time. The nomination form, descriptions of award criteria, as well as a list of past award recipients is available on the chapter website,  Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, May 31.

Lutheran Home seeks sponsors for Monarch Ball
The Lutheran Home Foundation is accepting corporate and individual sponsorships for its 12th annual Monarch Ball, which will take place at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The theme for this year’s event is “A Royal Affair.”
Various levels of sponsorships are available for the Monarch Ball, which will generate proceeds to benefit the residents of the Lutheran Home who have outlived their resources. Donations will help the seniors facing chronic illnesses, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly half of the residents in the skilled nursing home are indigent.
Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 23 to ensure a company’s logo or name is listed on the Monarch Ball invitation.
For additional information, contact Lutheran Home Foundation executive director Heidi Mayer at (414) 258-6171, extension 302, or Additional information also is available at

Sendik’s contributes to ABCD mission
Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets recently presented a check for $50,000 to ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. ABCD provides free personalized one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer throughout Wisconsin.
 “Breast cancer affects an entire family, as well as friends and other loved ones,” said Balistreri family member and co-owner, Margaret Harris. “We at Sendik’s are humbled to support ABCD’s distinct support services – helping to keep them free of cost, of the highest quality and available to anyone who calls.” 
Sendik’s has supported ABCD since 2006 and comes from direct support and contributions from Sendik’s in-store customers, Harris said. This year’s gift will be used to assure the quality and continuing growth of free support services for patients, family and friends affected by breast cancer.
As part of this year’s campaign, ABCD volunteers shared information in each of Sendik’s nine area stores and also participated in the annual Valentine’s Day chocolate promotion.  In addition, the traditional one-to-one ice cream sale and proceeds from the sale of Sendik’s Real Food magazine contributed to the fundraising. 

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