Nonprofit people

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. has elected three new Board Members for 2010: Derek Gilliam, Carrie Megal and Anna Zeck. The 2010 Officers are: Bob Monday, chairman, Bob Dyble, vice-chairman and Ann Petrie,treasurer.

George Liberatore, president and founder of Midland Video Productions in Milwaukee has been recognized by the Green Bay Packers and NFL Charities as been awarded the Green Bay Packers Community Quarterback Award, for his work with the Wisconsin Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, where he has been on the board for more than 10 years, and has also served as its chairman for four years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Regional Reorganization Council and is a member of the National Board of Directors. All recipients of the Green Bay Packers Community Quarterback award will be honored at a recognition dinner scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Legends Club at Lambeau Field.

Nonprofit Leader of the Week
Name: Paula H. Penebaker
Title: President & CEO
Nonprofit organization: YWCA of Greater Milwaukee
Nonprofit Address: 1915 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Mission of the organization: The YWCA of Greater Milwaukee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Annual volunteer/fundraising event: Circle of Women luncheon, April 23, 2010, Midwest Airlines Center
What makes your organization unique?
“Not many organizations are so bold as to highlight the elimination of racism as an element of their mission.” 
What is one key thing needed for leadership in the nonprofit sector?
Is your organization in search of board members?
“We are in search of board members who are personally invested in our mission and can help develop relationships that will result in financial support for the critical work we do.”
How can business people/the community help your organization?
“Business people can help with job development in their organizations for the people we serve, or serve as consultants to small business owners in our incubator.  Anyone can make contributions to support our programs or the general operation of the agency.  Interested parties can become our fan on Facebook and keep up with what we’re doing or visit our website for information about the agency.”
Why do you think people should volunteer or become a board member?
“Our work helps people grow in their understanding of others and gives them an opportunity to experience the joy associated with helping to lighten another’s load in life.  It’s a feeling that’s hard to match, like Christmas all year long!”

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