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Nonprofit offers tutors for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
The Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness in West Allis is now offering on-on-one tutoring for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
According to the Center, hearing loss can pose special challenges to students in the classroom, and language barriers can significantly affect learning.
The program is open to students in Pre-K through 8th grades in SE Wisconsin, and can provide support in all subject areas. Tutoring sessions can also focus specifically on study skills or test preparation as needed.
Students will receive instruction from a certified deaf and hard of hearing teacher in their preferred communication mode. instruction can be provided at CCHD, 10243 W. National Avenue, or at an alternate location closer to their home.
For more information or to set up an initial consultation for tutoring services, please contact Ilene Sand at 414-604-7215 or email You can also download a tutoring program flyer at

Soldiers to participate in run/walk for colon cancer research
Wisconsin’s first annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, and in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan.  Soldiers from Green Bay and northern Illinois will participate in the 5K run/walk by proxy to show their support for the event. The 5K run and walk will support Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for research, awareness, prevention and screening for colon cancer. The “Get Your Rear in Gear” event begins at 8:15 a.m. with a kids’ fun run, followed by a timed, 5K run at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K walk immediately after.  The course winds through the scenic Honey Creek Parkway and through a historic Wauwatosa neighborhood.  Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children, and can be done on race day. Team registration is encouraged for companies, schools and organizations with ten or more participants. Online registration is available at

Bergstrom contributes to automobile and truck dealers foundation
Richard Bergstrom, president of the Bergstrom Automotive Group, recently announced he and his brother John have committed $100,000 to the Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers. Their pledge was made in appreciation for the achievements of the foundation during its 18-year history.
“We are grateful for this generous long-term, commitment to the education and community services that we provide in the name of our dealers across Wisconsin,” said Gary Beier, development director for the foundation.
The gift will be used to create a permanent fund to support retail automotive sales and service scholarships as well as the annual operations of the foundation.

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.

Deadline for Giving Guide participation is Monday
The absolute deadline to participate in the 2012 edition of the BizTimes Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities, is Monday, Oct. 17.
The Giving Guide is a print and digital publication that showcases nonprofit organizations seeking support from the business community. The Giving Guide will be released at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Luncheon in November.
In addition to featuring sponsored content from nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin, the Giving Guide will also 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
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.”
Nonprofit organizations interested in being included in the Giving Guide can call Tom Gaertner at (414) 336-7112. To see the 2011 edition of the BizTimes Giving Guide in digital page-turn format, visit


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