Nonprofit spotlight: Wisconsin Hero Outdoors

Last updated on April 26th, 2021 at 03:30 pm

W329 S690 Kettle Moraine Drive, Delafield
(262) 337-9090  |  wiherooutdoors.org
Facebook: facebook.com/wiherooutdoors
Instagram: @Wisconsin_Hero_Outdoors
LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/company/wisconsin-hero-outdoors 

Year founded: 2016

Mission statement: The mission of Wisconsin Hero Outdoors is to help connect veterans, first responders, and their families to outdoor activities in Wisconsin. Using camaraderie of outdoor activities to address both the physical and mental health challenges brought on by the stresses of service and ultimately aid in the prevention of suicide. 

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: Some of our past activities have included: 

  • Kayaking
  • Fishing and ice fishing
  • Day hikes
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • And more

Number of employees at this location: Two

Executive leadership: 

  • Eric Falkner, executive director/founder
  • Tammy Sawyer, development director

Board of directors: 

  • Jason Bartol, president
  • Nick Harnish, vice president
  • Robert Johnson, treasurer
  • Eric Falkner, executive director

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Not at this time.

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: There are various ways you can support Wisconsin Hero Outdoors. We appreciate all contributions and generous supporters like you, including: 

  • In-kind donations
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Individual contributions
  • Workplace/employee giving
  • Event participation

Monetary donations can be made by mail or online at wiherooutdoors.org. We are also a charity enrolled in Amazon Smile.

Key fundraising events:

  • June 5: SteelHorse Charity Bike Rally
  • Aug. 7: Big Bass Battle

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Lauren Anderson
Lauren Anderson covers health care, nonprofits and education for BizTimes. Lauren previously reported on education for the Waukesha Freeman. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied journalism. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, kayaking, and seeing live music.

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