Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee receives planning grant
Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee recently received an $8,000 grant from The Brico Fund for its 2010 strategic planning process.
“We are very grateful to The Brico Fund for its faith and financial support,” said CSGM Executive Director John Jansen. “We have made much progress in our ability to support community organizations in recent years, but as we go forward we want to be sure that all our operations are as efficient as possible and are in synch with a carefully thought out set of strategic objectives so we can be of greatest possible service to the greater Milwaukee community.”
CSGM’s new Strategic Plan is engaging board, staff, committee members and other core constituencies in focus groups, planning sessions and retreats. The process, scheduled for completion in August, 2010 is being facilitated by MBA, My Business Advisors.
Concordia School of Pharmacy receives $50,000 gift.
Concordia University Mequon recently received a $50,000 gift from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation for the School of Pharmacy building. The University has raised more than $8 million that will go towards the $12 million dollar project.
“The Foundation is delighted to join with others in the community to support Concordia’s new School of Pharmacy,” said Francis Croak, president of the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation.
Groundbreaking for Concordia’s school of pharmacy will take place today at 1:30 p.m. Milwaukee-based CG Schmidt, Inc., will begin construction, which is expected to be completed before the fall 2011 semester.
Students in the pharmacy program will begin taking classes this August. The new School of Pharmacy will be the second pharmacy school in Wisconsin, next to UW-Madison.
“CG Schmidt is pleased to have been awarded the construction contract for the new Pharmacy School project,” said president and CEO Richard Schmidt. “We are fortunate to be part of Concordia’s continuing growth and its commitment to the region.”
A recent study, prepared by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, found that the economic impact to the area from the School will exceed $9 million per year.
Goats Gives Back
The Horny Goat Brewing Company recently launched its Goats Give Back campaign where local nonprofit organizations can receive ten percent of total sales at the Horny Goat Hideaway, 2011 S. First St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. This week’s featured charity is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Milwaukee chapter.
“At Horny Goat we know that money is tight for organizations and people right now,” said Horny Goat Brewing chief executive officer and co-owner Jim Sorenson. “We want to be able to give organizations in the community a chance to reach their supporters by using Horny Goat Hideaway as the vehicle. We want to be good corporate citizen in this community and we can do that by giving back.”
According to Sorenson, all nonprofit organizations are eligible and selected organizations will range in a variety of missions, activities and causes.
The Goats Give Back Sunday campaign is something that will remain in effect as long as the brew pub is there, Sorenson said.
Sorenson also plans to compliment the give back Sundays with a variety of different charity events throughout the year as well.
Completion of the Horny Goat Outdoor patio is expected by June 1, which will open the doors for a lot more opportunities and a lot more people, he said.
“This is part of who we are,” Sorenson said. “I think this is a little different than what most people are doing, but its important for corporations and businesses to give back and be a part of the community. We’re not just a brewing company, we’re not just a bar, we’re an entertainment complex and giving back is another way we can make people feel good about having a good time. It’s a win win for everybody.”
To request an information packet about becoming a part of Goats Give Back at the Horny Goat Hideaway, contact Marla San Agustin at 414-383-6900.
Kolb+Co gives back on Action Day
Brookfield-based Kolb+Co. SC will close at 11:30a.m. for a half day volunteer event on Friday, May 14. All employees are encouraged to participate in a firm wide volunteer project with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Employees will help ready Camp Whitcomb-Mason in Hartland for summer campers by clearing trails, spreading woodchips, trimming trees and doing other activities. Kolb+Co will donate approximately 300 volunteer hours to the Boys & Girls Club on Action Day.
In coordination with their 50th anniversary, Kolb+Co. has formalized a community involvement program. Through volunteering, sponsorships, donations, board memberships and other unique activities the Kolb+Co. Volunteer FORCE aims to support more than 50 nonprofit and local organizations in 2010.
Salvation Army needs your help
The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee and community partners Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Outdoor invite the public to its annual Cans Film Festival at select Pick N’ Save markets on Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Individuals who donate ten or more canned goods or non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army Food pantries will receive a free movie pass courtesy of Marcus Theatres.
“This is our 5th annual Cans Film Festival. Last year our goal was to collect 5,000 canned food items and we did with the help of generous donations,” said major Jesse Collins, Salvation Army Milwaukee commander. “The demand for food continues to grow. We hope people that can give will help us reach our new goal of collecting 10,000 canned food items for families in Milwaukee County.”
Participating Pick ‘N Save Markets include the following locations:
- 8770 S. Howell Avenue
- 1717 N. Mayfair Road
- 15445 W. National Avenue