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Annual run raises more than $1 million for Children’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recently held its annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital. This year, the race raised more than $1 million for the cause. “Briggs & Stratton is proud to continue our title sponsorship for this great event,” said Laura Timm, director of corporate communications for Briggs & Stratton Corp. “Hundreds of our employees participate every year, affirming our commitment to helping Children’s Hospital make a difference in the lives of children in our community. We truly are honored to help mark the 34th anniversary of Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk.”
Event organizer Stacy Bartsch credits individual participants, teams and pledgeraisers, together with the generous support of corporate sponsors such as Briggs & Stratton, Boston Store, Marquette University and Tricom Funding, for the success of this year’s event.
“The efforts of the pledgeraisers this year were phenomenal,” said Bartsch, manager of fundraising for Children’s Hospital and Health System Foundation. “Pledges are critical and make the largest difference for our patients.”
Since 1978, Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk has raised more than $13 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Top finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions are:
Nick Szczech of Cudahy, 24:50
Aaron Nodolf of Menomonee Falls, 25:15
Dominic Maio of Milwaukee, 25:30

Jessica Monson of Powers Lake, 27:57
Holly Nearman of Milwaukee, 29:09
Cassie Nelson of Franklin, 29:32

Milwaukee opens its doors
Historic Milwaukee Inc., will host the first annual Open Doors Milwaukee event this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 more than 100 places in Milwaukee will open their doors free-of-charge for the public to tour.
Places include public buildings like the US Bank Building observation deck, The Bradley Center, churches, museums, hotels and other historic sites.
Individuals are encouraged to make their own itinerary to visit more than 100 buildings in the area that are opening their doors to the public. Hours and in depth tour options will vary with each location.
“With Doors Open, Milwaukee extends an invitation to visit, explore and enjoy our city’s built environment,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Milwaukee is packed with great buildings that reveal aspects of our history, economy, and culture. Doors Open presents an opportunity to peek inside and satisfy your curiosity about notable locations. Join us to look at Milwaukee in an entirely new way.”
A complete list of buildings and the hours they will be open this weekend is available at
“Milwaukeeans spend most of our lives in a built environment that has been evolving for 175 years, but we rarely see more than the facades,” said Milwaukee historian, John Gurda. “Once a year, beginning in 2011, the doors will open, and the treasures in our midst will be available for all to enjoy.”

Deadlines approach for BizTimes Giving Guide
BizTimes Milwaukee will release the 2012 edition of its annual Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities, a print and digital publication to showcase nonprofit organizations seeking support from the business community, this fall.
In addition to featuring sponsored content from nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin, the Giving Guide also will feature a condensed version of the online BizTimes Nonprofit Directory and will highlight individuals and corporations that donate their time, talent or treasure to the nonprofit community in southeastern Wisconsin.
BizTimes is asking local nonprofit organizations to nominate people who have given back to the community with their time, talent or treasure. Those people will be featured in the Giving Guide. Please send those nominations, along with a note about how they contribute, to
Deadline to submit nominations for the volunteer profiles is Friday, Sept. 30. The deadline for sponsored content in the giving guide is Friday, Oct. 14.
The Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities is a glossy four-color magazine that highlights nonprofit organizations that have a presence in southeastern Wisconsin. It will be published and distributed along with an issue of BizTimes Milwaukee this fall and will also be available online in a digital page turn format. It will include information on nonprofit organizations involved with the arts and humanities, health and human services, foundations and fundraising.
“The BizTimes Giving Guide provides opportunity for nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin to connect with the businesses and the key business executives of the region,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “The nonprofit industry is an important sector of our local economy. The guide is a great resource for the nonprofits, as well as business people who are looking for ways to serve.”
Space in the Giving Guide can be purchased and includes a year-long two page spread in the print and online edition of the Giving Guide, logo recognition in Giving Guide promotional ads, 10,000 impressions on, a text link and an ad in an issue of BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly as well as logo placement next to the organization listing in the BizTimes Nonprofit Directory.
The Giving Guide is the latest addition to BizTimes Media LLC’s commitment to the region’s nonprofit community. The company also produces the BizTimes Nonprofit Directory, the BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly e-newsletter and the BizTimes Nonprofit Spotlight in the bi-weekly magazine. In addition, the company features nonprofits’ charitable outings throughout the year in BizTimes Around Town and is the media sponsor for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon.
“The Giving Guide is all about putting the right message in front of business owners and decision makers who can truly make a difference in our community,” said Tom Gaertner, BizTimes Media vice president of sales. 
Nonprofit organizations interested in being included in the Giving Guide can call Gaertner at (414) 336-7112. To see the 2010 edition of the BizTimes Giving Guide in digital page-turn format, visit

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