Nonprofit News

PEARLS for Teen Girls earns service learning grant
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board recently announced that PEARLS for Teen Girls will receive a $75,593 service-learning grant for Helping Hands in the Community, an Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap service-learning project. PEARLS for Teen Girls is one of only 64 community organizations to receive a youth-led service-learning grant across the United States and Canada.
“The State Farm Youth Advisory Board’s very generous grant is in keeping with our girl-focused mission while providing an opportunity for PEARLS girls to develop strong community service initiatives that are destined to positively impact youth in our Milwaukee Community. We couldn’t be more thrilled,” said. Danae Davis, PEARLS’ chief executive officer.

Event helps wishes come true for area kids
The annual Yacht Blast for Kids was recently held at the Milwaukee Sailing Club. Event Founder Glenn Kennedy, executive vice president of InPro Corporation, expanded the event in the hopes of raising more than $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin in a single day.
More than 120 boat rides were provided for kids selected by the Make-A-Wish foundation of Wisconsin. The yachts were provided by local business executives and sponsored by local businesses.

Kohl’s helps in hurricane relief effort
Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Department Stores have donated $250,000 toward Hurricane Irene relief efforts. Kohl’s is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency supplies and services in the hurricane-impacted areas.
“Our hearts go out to the families and communities that were impacted by the devastating flooding and severe destruction resulting from Hurricane Irene,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We sincerely hope that by providing financial assistance and rallying our associates to volunteer, we can provide much-needed support to our customers, associates and residents along the East Coast.”
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl’s encourages its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl’s will donate corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl’s associates.

BizTimes accepts nominations for “Giving Guide” honorees
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 for submissions is Friday, Sept. 16.
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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