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Make a difference this Saturday
More than 1,000 volunteers will come together on Saturday, Nov. 5 to help older adults prepare their home for winter as part of Make a Difference Day, a collaboration between the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s Volunteer Center and Interfaith Older Adult Programs.
Students, business executives, congregation members and families will visit homes of more than 350 older adults to rake leaves, wash windows and clean up yards. The event kicks off with a breakfast for the volunteers from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Washington Park Senior Center located at 4420 W. Vliet St.
The focus of Make a Difference Day is to help older adults remain independent and in their own homes.

Art Museum to offer free admission
Guests will be admitted to the Milwaukee Art Museum for free on Thursday, Dec. 1 as part of the Museum’s Target Free First Thursday program. The program offers individuals the opportunity to see Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper, Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, and Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Daniel Keegan, Museum director. “In the past year, over 21,000 people have participated in Target Free First Thursdays. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, which allows for more families and working professionals to share in the benefits.”
The Museum is also offering free admission to all veterans and their families on Saturday, November 5, and Friday, November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Museum Store is also giving veterans a special discount on purchases.
“The Museum is honored to participate in the Milwaukee area’s Veteran’s Day activities by offering free admission to these brave men and women who have served our country,” said Keegan.

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

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. 

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