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Kohl’s to auction off ribbon sculptures in support of breast cancer awareness
Kohl’s Department Stores will support its fight against breast cancer through online auctions of artist designed ribbon sculptures on display at area stores. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit Southeastern Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Through the “Every Ribbon Tells a Story” initiative, Kohl’s commissioned artists to design 16 unique six-foot-tall ribbon sculptures, each depicting the artists’ personal connections to breast cancer and acting as a symbol of hope and support for those affected by breast cancer.
“Kohl’s is proud to support the fight against breast cancer and we’re excited to help raise awareness for the cause with these inspirational art pieces. Ribbons are synonymous with the cause and each beautiful ribbon sculpture provides a unique perspective on the personal stories of how breast cancer has affected many of us, our mothers, our sisters and our friends,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We believe the visual stories depicted by each artist will share hope, courage and inspiration. We encourage supporters to bid on these sculptures to honor a loved one, a coworker or a friend and to display them at a local hospital, school or workplace as a symbol of support for the cause.”
The ribbons will be available for auction at www.KohlsCaresRibbons.com beginning Saturday, Sept. 24 through Tuesday, Oct 4.
The 16 ribbon sculptures will be on display at Kohl’s stores in the greater-Milwaukee area throughout the month of October, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Komisar Brady closes office for annual day of giving
Komisar Brady recently closed its office for its second annual Day of Giving. Komisar Brady employees worked together with the staff of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to accomplish many projects including: weed pulling, trimming trees and bushes, mulching, edging on the grounds as well as beautifying the bird sanctuary that the children of Neighborhood House enjoy. The vans used to transport the children and their families were also washed and vacuumed. Indoors other worthwhile projects were accomplished such as assembling informational mailings sent to neighborhood families regarding the importance of immunization for children, toddlers enjoyed having books read to them, and a DJ stand in the roller rink was painted. 

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 Alysha.Schertz@biztimes.com.
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 BizTimes.com, 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 www.biztimes.com/giving.

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