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Bradley Foundation makes donation to St. Marcus Lutheran School
St. Marcus Lutheran School has received $460,000 from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in support of its $12 million campus expansion project currently being built. The donation brings the total money raised to $7.6 million. The expansion project will double the spatial capacity of the campus, allowing approximately 600 students to attend the school.  Phase I, of the project will provide an additional 46,080 square feet of classroom space, a space for the growing Wandani Youth Outreach program, art and music rooms, relocated ministry offices, meeting rooms and a large indoor activity area.
Phase II offers an additional 12,000 square feet of multi-purpose space designed for use as a theater, gym and community resource center.

Concordia receives donation for School of Pharmacy

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) recently announced a $100,000 donation to its new School of Pharmacy from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. The gift is the second donation from the Bradley Foundation that supports the University’s efforts to build the school.
“We greatly appreciate the continued support of the Bradley Foundation in our effort to develop only the second school of pharmacy in the entire state of Wisconsin,” said Curt Gielow, executive dean of the CUW School of Pharmacy.
In June, the Bradley Foundation donated $75,000 for student scholarships to the new School of Pharmacy. This donation brings the University’s funds to $8.2 million. The total cost of the project is estimated at $12 million.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2011, 71 students have already been accepted in to the inaugural class.
Milwaukee residents compete in pancake eating contest for charity

At least nine different Milwaukee area professionals will compete in the Eatery on Farwell’s Pancake Smackdown for the charities of their choice. Contestants will represent the charity of their choice in a contest of who can eat the most pancakes in ten minutes. Individuals competing in the Pancake Smackdown include: The Eatery’s Soux Chef Mike Beyers for Independence First; Andy Mielke from Eating Milwaukee for the BESTD Clinic; Dan Augustine from NOISE Inc. for the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center; Tim Cigelske from Team Challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation; Paul Fredrich from Burp Blog forTransition Milwaukee; Andrew Wagner from On Milwaukee for the Ataxia-Telangiectasia Childen’s Project; Tim Panicucci for Celebrating Brad: A Tribute for Art & Life; Phil Gerbyshak for Brew City HDI; and Pat Nettesheim for Guitars For Vets. Attendees can purchase a ticket to the event for $10, with $7 of the admission going to the candidate or charity they’d like to support. The remaining $3 will be placed into a pot for the winning charity. Admission includes the ability to redeem special deals on bloody marys, beer and brunch items. Guests who select the wining charity will also receive a free appetizer from the Eatery. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; the smackdown will begin at 11:30 p.m. For more information on the competing charities or to RSVP visit: http://twtvite.com/PancakeSmackDown

Lend a helping ‘ham’ to Hunger Task Force

Hunger Task Force will fill holiday meal bins for families in need this month, and the organization is asking volunteers to donate holiday hams for the center piece of the meals. Hunger Task Force will fill the bins with 28 items including ham, fresh potatoes, hot cocoa, fruits and vegetables. The number of hams that are donated will be counted on the HungerTask Force signboard near Hwy 94.
“People in Milwaukee love a good celebration and there is so much to celebrate this time of year. Counting the number of neighbors who lend a helping ham on our I-94 signboard adds a special feeling to everyone’s holiday spirit, both those doing the giving and those doing the receiving,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director.
Last month, more than 2,000 turkeys were donated for the Thanksgiving bins. Hams can be donated online for $15 at hungertaskforce.org or they can be dropped off in person at the Hunger Task Force office, 201 S. Hawley Court.

Good Harvest helps provide food for families in need
Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee recently announced a promotion to match its customers’ $10 donations to the Waukesha County Food Pantry with $20 of food from now until the end of the year.
"Holiday times and cold weather can be especially trying times for families who are having financial difficulties, and we hope that our gesture of doubling customer donations will spur on other food stores in the area to do the same," said Jody Nolan, store owner. "Good Harvest has wonderful customers, and we’re excited to work with them to donate food to local residents less fortunate than themselves".
Good Harvest Market has donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry since the store opened 6 years ago.

Rogers Memorial Hospital foundation raises nearly $150,000; honors philanthropist
The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation recently honored John Kasdorf with its fifth annual Spirit of Giving Award and raised $146,000 at its annual gala. The Spirit of Giving Award was established to recognize and honor indivdiauls who have distinguished themselves through their support of Rogers and have inspired others to do the same.
“As a successful business man with a giving heart, John’s advice, counsel and financial support continue to be a sustaining resource at Rogers,” said Marion Heinz, immediate past director of the foundation.
Kasdorf played an instrumental role in the development of Rogers’ spiritual care program, which currently serves about 3,100 patients a year. 

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