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Nominate your Health Care Heroes
BizTimes is accepting nominations for its annual Health Care Heroes Awards.
The awards honor people and organizations making a difference on the front lines of health care in southeastern Wisconsin.
BizTimes readers are encouraged to nominate Health Care Heroes in the following categories: Grand or Lifetime Achievement, Advancements in Health Care, Community Service, Corporate Achievement in Health Care, Health Care Staff, Nurse, Physician and Volunteer.
Winners will be selected by an independent panel of health care professionals.
All Health Care Heroes Award winners will be profiled in the print and online editions of BizTimes Milwaukee. The winners also will be saluted at an awards breakfast on Dec. 9 at Boerner Botanical Gardens.
The inspirational program has been attended by more than 200 people annually and opens the celebration into the holiday season.
To nominate someone for the Health Care Heroes Awards, visit

Team challenge helps raise funds for Bryon Riesch Foundation
Twelve teams recently participated in the first annual Bryon Riesch Paralysis Team Challenge. The event was hosted by the Elite Sports Club on Burleigh Road in Brookfield. The challenge was a fundraiser dedicated to ending paralysis, while at the same time promoting team building, health and fitness. The event raised $11,000.

Registration open for AFP luncheon
The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Milwaukee Chapter National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Frontier Airlines Center. Registration for the event is now open.
This year, the Association will honor Dr. Ellen Langill, Curt Culver, Bill and Jean Schulz, Stephanie Ackerman, the law firm of Quarles and Brady LLP and the Lead2Change organization.
Dr. Ellen Langill will receive the Todd Wehr Volunteer Award for her sustained volunteer dedication in raising philanthropic funds in the Greater Milwaukee area.
Curt Culver will receive the Evan P. Helfaer Donor Award for his commitment to sharing resources with charitable organizations in Greater Milwaukee area.
Bill and Jean Schulz will receive the Leave a Legacy Award for demonstrating a planned commitment through a documented planned gift, and Stephanie Ackerman will receive the Scott M. Cutlip Professional Fundraiser Award.
The law firm of Quarles and Brady LLP was selected for the Wisconsin Organizational Philanthropy Award for its work with, among others, the Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, and Lead2Change was selected for the first-everYouth in Philanthropy Award.
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An educational event on collaborating for a better community will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon. BizTimes Media is the premier sponsor of the event, and the second annual BizTimes Giving Guide will be released at the event.  Cost to attend is $50 per person or $500 for a table of ten before Oct. 31. The educational event is an additional $25. To register, click here.

Celebrity golf outing raises $100,000 for Make-A-Wish
The Dennis & Janice Klumb Family Foundation recently held its 16th annual celebrity charity golf outing to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. The event, hed at Geneva national Golf Club in Lake Geneva raised $101,173.
In sixteen years, the Dennis & Janice Klumb Family Foundation Outing has raised in excess of $1,228,098 and sponsored 280 wishes. Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson served as the celebrity keynote speaker and guest.  Other local celebrities and athletes participated in the event as well.


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