Nonprofit people and awards

YMCA Milwaukee receives national recognition
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee was recently awarded a 2011 YMCA-Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Family Strengthening Award.
The Y received an Excellence Award for its NEW Kids at the Y program (Nutrition, Exercise, Weight Management) and received $15,000 to support and enhance this family strengthening initiative.
“At the Y, we believe healthy families equal strong communities,” said Janet McMahon, vice president of Healthy Living Strategy, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our family strengthening efforts and are grateful to Y-USA and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for recognizing our work. The foundation’s award has helped us provide critical support for more families in need and deepen the impact we are making in the Milwaukee community.”
This is the sixth year that YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the nation’s 2,700 YMCAs, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has presented awards to Ys whose work helps develop strong, capable and financially stable families.
 “The Ys selected to receive FAMILIES COUNT Family Strengthening Awards this year truly make a difference in their communities,” said Bonnie Howard, director at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Their outstanding work opens doors to real opportunities and helps to build brighter futures for the families and children they serve.”

Jewish Family Services names new board members
Milwaukee-based Jewish Family services recently named new members to its board of directors. Officers named include : Miriam Fleming, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP; Bonnie Joseph, Bokl Enterprises; Olga Vaynshtok; Herbert Zien, Alea Management; David Noshay, Keystone Insights LLC; and Suzy Ettinger. They will each serve a one-year term. Directors, who will serve a three year term include: Marquette Baylor, senator Herbert Kohl’s office; Brian Davidson, Stark Investment; Cynthia Herber, Kids Matter Inc.; Honorable Mary M. Kuhnmuench, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Sandi Siegel, M.E. Dey & Co.; and Bryan Sadoff, Sadoff Investment Management, LLC.
Other board members include Roberta London, Jennifer Ciralsky, Littler Mendelsohn, PC; Judith Cranberg, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital; Nancy Gorens-Edelman, Robyn Glick Jensen, Erica Johnson, North Shore Bank; Michael Lappin, Aurora Healthcare; Dr, Deborah Larkey, Columbia St. Mary’s; H. Carl Mueller, Mueller Communications, Inc.; Stuart Mukamal, City of Milwaukee; Randy Nelson, Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP; Amy Shapiro, Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry, S.C; Jason Steigman, Mason Street Advisors, LLC; Benjamin Wagner, Habush Habush & Rottier SC; Katrene Zelenovskiy, Quarles & Brady LLP; and Steven Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services, LLC 


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